|Died||May 11, 2015|
|Alma mater||California Art Institute|
In the 1970s, Orbik and his mother moved to Douglas County, Nevada. He is a 1981 graduate of Douglas High School in Minden, Nevada. He studied art at the California Art Institute then located in Encino, later Calabasas, California, and now located in Westlake Village. He studied under the school's founder, retired movie and advertisement illustrator Fred Fixler.
Orbik eventually took over the classes when Fixler retired from teaching and taught figure drawing after returning from an extended hiatus. His work has been compared to Alex Ross and Robert McGinnis, and he was a popular teacher among fine art, comic, and video game artists. He most recently worked on a series of paperback covers for the Hard Case Crime series of novels.
- The Swimmer DVD/Blu-ray (digital restoration) release
- Stephen King novella Blockade Billy
- Barbara Hambly novel Annie Steelyard and the Garden Of Emptiness: An Honorary Man
- Cover to Stephen King novels, The Colorado Kid and Joyland
- 25th anniversary edition of Stephen King novel It
- Joe R. Lansdale novella Hyenas: a Hap and Leonard Novella
- Joe R. Lansdale novella Dead Aim
- George Axelrod novel Blackmailer
- "The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection" (participant)
- "Douglas High graduate produces King book cover". Record-Courier. Gardnerville, NV: Swift Communications. March 4, 2005. Archived from the original on March 9, 2005. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- Branston, John (December 11, 2006). "New Oxford American Issue Gets Pulpy". Memphis Flyer. Memphis, TN: Contemporary Media. Archived from the original on February 3, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- Bonfiglio, Jeremy D. (June 10, 2007). "The motor and the muse: 'Muscle Cars & Calendar Girls' has power but needs a tuneup". South Bend Tribune. South Bend, IN: Schurz Communications. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. (August 11, 2013). "Michael Crichton's Secret Life Reprinted in Paperback". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
- Arrant, Chris (May 12, 2015). "GLEN ORBIK Passes Away at 51". Newsarama. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "Bestselling and Iconic Author Stephen King Publishes New Novella 'Blockade Billy,' Available in the Kindle Store". Mental Health Weekly Digest. May 3, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2012. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
- "Annie Steelyard". Midwest Book Review. March 31, 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- Parfrey, Adam (October 5, 2005). "Stephen King serves up pulp softly boiled: The Colorado Kid Stephen King Hard Case Crime". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles: Tribune Publishing. p. E9. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- Blais, Jacqueline (February 28, 2005). "King wades into pulp". USA Today. Tysons Corner, VA: Gannett Company. p. D1. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "Stephen King to release IT anniversary edition". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, ME: Bangor Publishing Company. May 24, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- Allen, Paul Goat (June 9, 2007). "Back in black: New releases and reissues attest to the resurgence of pulp noir". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL: Tribune Publishing. p. 5.6. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "Prominent artists reinterpret 'The Wizard of Oz'". Art Business News. January 1, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2012. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Glen Orbik.|
- The Artwork of Glen Orbik, official website bio, and gallery of Orbik and companion, Laurel Blechman's work
- Hard Case Crime series of reprinted and original pulp fiction novels, some illustrated by Orbik
- "Glen Orbik :: Pen & Paper RPG Database". Archived from the original on April 26, 2005.
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