John Stidham earned a BFA from Columbus State University and an MFA from The University of Georgia. His work is characterized by bright colors and explosive illustrations. Primary influences on Stidham's work include horror and sci-fi comics from the 1950's, cinema, poster art, pulp fiction covers, and B-movies. By examining low brow art or vintage comic books, Stidham tried to remake these images for the 21st Century. Using unrelated time periods in art, such as combining op-art and Mayan hieroglyphs, Stidham is attempting to create a hybrid art form. in recent years, Stidham has focused on making digital drawings and screen prints.