Keven Gardner broke into the comic book industry in 1995 as the Direct Sales Manager at Valiant Comics. He used the experience he gained there, along with the knowledge of the industry he garnered while owning and operating a chain of comic book stores, to launch his first title, THE RIDE, through Image in 2004. Gardner has produced multiple books for Image, including BODY BAGS, Rosario Dawson’s THE OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE, LOOSE ENDS, PLASTIC, and THE HARD PLACE (among others). Outside of Image, Gardner has published many highly regarded titles, such as I.C.E., Gale Anne Hurd's ANTI, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS, SHERWOOD, TEXAS, MAGUS, and many others.