the worst pokémon

Cory Skerry | inkshark | he/him/his 

  • illustrator, writer, & editor
  • rampantly queer
  • enjoy pranks
  • like animals better than people, even you, sorry
  • ferociously feminist & sex-positive, not worried about ruining holiday dinners over it
  • never been drunk
  • nonetheless, i’ve peeled up roadkill and put it into my mouth, for reasons
  • intentionally don’t capitalize my mid-sentence pronouns; it’s an ugly conceit of the English language & i refuse to participate

I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest U.S., where i write impossible things and paint what i shouldn’t. When my current meatshell begins to decay, i’d like science to put my brain into a giant killer octopus body, with which i promise to be very responsible and not even slightly shipwrecky. Pinky swear.

No one has ever accused me of looking professional or even hygienic. Also pictured: the love of my life, who is driving, because he is also the chauffeur of my life


Illustration of “Nattraven,” a marvelous, haunting story by Alex Creece in Norwegian American Weekly


primarily: watercolor | ink | digital

My truest love is comics, but i also love street art, thought-provoking contemporary art, clever installations, heartfelt fan art, and like, all of the illustrations forever ❥

  • Commissions are currently closed.
  • Patreon “Shark Seeker” postcard tier is full

For now, you can still look at my sketches, postcards, shows, and comics + cartoons, all straight from the creepy depths of my brain, or the commercial illustrations and commissions i’ve done, straight from the creepy depths of other people’s brains.


years of experience has taught me: your story is worth more than you think

I didn’t think i would become an editor when i attended two residential story-crafting workshops–i just knew i wanted to write. But through my work on the submissions team at, the freelance projects that kept finding their way into my inbox, and my fabulous critique group, i discovered a talent for intuiting what the author meant to convey even when it didn’t make it to the page, and more importantly, addressing the discrepancy in a way that makes them excited to roll up their sleeves and get back in there. 

And i love doing it. ❥

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A stone carving of me casually riding a sphinx backward in one of my many togas whilst i enjoy your manuscript