Ray Vickers (b. 1987, Oakland, CA) has been an artist at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland since 2009. In each of Vickers’ drawings he creates his own characters and story lines, infused with a sly dark humor. His “dead rabbits” is a common motif and has earned a cult following. Using graphic icons like Captain America or stylized symbols like arrows or eyeballs, Vickers constructs narratives that range from being completely linear with sarcastic text to more abstract compositions. Highly influenced by the world around him, Vickers uses his day-to-day interactions mixed with a bit of fantasy to add to the pop element within his artwork.