Damon Pellican is a U.S. Army veteran who spent his youth being inspired to create art and stories like Image Comics founding fathers, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, and Marc Sylvestri. While in his Junior year of high school Damon decided to put his dreams of pursuing a professional career in the comic book industry on hold in order to serve his country. Damon spent 3 ½ years in active duty service and was honorably discharged from the 82nd Airborne Division and Delta Company 3/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1998 and went on to serve another 4 years in the Army National Guard. After almost 20 years he has resumed his passion of creating art. Damon now resides in Duson, LA with his wife Angela and son Noah.
Damon has felt the urge to support his military brothers and sisters through his love of art. Thus, he formed Strike Hold Studio to serve as an homage to his 504 family and bridge his love of the military and art. SHS focuses on traditional and digital illustration. Damon's ultimate goal is to also use SHS to publish comics that speak to the military community and hopefully reach those in need through his stories.