Romas Brandt Kukalis (also known simply as Romas) (born in Toronto, Canada) is a painter best known for his work as a cover artist for works of speculative fiction, including the Animorphs Chronicles. Kukalis also illustrated seven cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. Three were created under the name Romas Brandt Kukalis and five were created using only Romas for the Portal set.
Kukalis was raised in Connecticut, and trained at Paier College of Art (from which he was graduated in 1978) in Hamden, Connecticut. He now lives in Keene, New Hampshire. He is married to Allison Barrows, a cartoonist, author, and advertising illustrator. They have a daughter and a son.