Kamil grew up in Almaty, Kazakhstan and immigrated to Vancouver at the age of 17. He studied Marketing at the University of British Columbia. Since then he has been working in the web industry, transitioning from the business side to design and development after completing a program at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Kamil has loved comics since he was a kid – devouring the handful that were available in Kazakhstan at the time. Growing up among a group of avid drawing enthusiasts, he made small comic strips with friends at school. After discovering Alan Moore’s Watchmen and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, among a slew of others, he became determined to make one of his own. He has participated in a few comics anthologies published by Vancouver’s Cloudscape Comics.
He subsequently met Quinn Spicker, a script writer, and together they developed the world of “Lift”. They have been collaborating on the project since.