John and Laura Lakey are a husband and wife team of illustrators. While each of them has produced solo artwork, they more commonly work together. Between the two of them, they have produced hundreds of published illustrations for role playing games, science fiction publications, fantasy books and magazines, kids' books, and comic publishers. From the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties, John was also the creative director for the company, Original Appalachian Artworks, that produced the Cabbage Patch Kids. Later, he was the pre-production designer for Fox Feature Animation on such movies as Titan A. E. and Anastasia. They have three grown children and currently live in Arizona.