Mitch Foust was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. His first artistic influences were TV shows like Batman, Star Trek, and the Hanna Barbera superhero cartoons. At the age of seven, his grandfather bought him his first comicbook. That book was an issue of the Teen Titans with Nick Cardy art. He was hopelessly and forever hooked. Mitch also played many sports growing up, but football was his passion. Foust continued to buy and read comics through high school. When Mitch graduated from Harding Academy, he not only was a starting player on the football team, but also was the president of the Art club and socially misunderstood D&D role-playing club.

At Christmas of his senior year in high school, Foust became a professional artist. He was hired as an airbrush artist at a local T-shirt store. Having watched Airbrush artists in the Florida panhandle, he was sure he could be their equal. He wasn't. Foust spent the next two years learning how to airbrush one shirt at a time. At the same time, learning how to draw under pressure. Mitch carved a niche for himself in the T-shirt market by rendering Fantasy and comic images on T-shirts. At the same time, Foust was attending Memphis State University full time.

In 1983, Laird and Eastman made huge news in the comic world by striking it big with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A black and white book was cheap to produce and profitable. Every Aspiring comic artist in America wanted to the next one to make it big. Foust was no exception.

Along with friends Bill Bryer, Dave Bennent, and fellow artist David Porch, Foust helped create Black Tie Studios. The first issue of The Last Generation was printed in 1984. Though originally planned for twenty five issues, only five were completed. The group decided to cancel the book when sales dropped to an unprofitable number. "I was the main reason the book failed" says Foust. "I was working full time, going to school full time, and tying to put out a quarterly book. Unlike most comic artist's, the first page I ever penciled was the first page of issue #1!" Even though it was never kept on a regular schedule, the fact that Foust was considered a "comic creator" opened the doors for him to meet several influential artists in both the comic and fantasy industries. "Having the chance to talk and gain first hand knowledge from some of the giants in the industry helped my art mature and grow. They all said the same thing in the end. 'You're doing good, kid, all you need is a lot more practice.' That is good advice for just about anything, but coming from these giants, it was inspiring." At this time, Foust also found cover work for Adventure Comics, and later Malibu comics.

Mitch married Kathy Brosius in 1987. It was a good year.

In 1989, their first child was born, a son named Daniel. Foust finally graduated college with a degree in Marketing. The recession also hit the economy. Foust's freelance work dried up.

In 1992, with the help of friends A.G. Howard and Lin Workman, He opened an airbrush shop called The Wild Hare.

The Foust's second child was born in 1993. A daughter named Katie.

In 1995, The name of the shop changed to Animated Jack's and screenprinting capability was added to the shop. "The original idea was to be able to produce our own line of T-shirts, but the custom work quickly became overwhelming."

By 2001, Foust had had enough. The business was not doing as well as he expected. Instead of doing the art wanted to do, he was spending his time wearing all the hats an owner of a small business must wear. After much deliberation, Mitch closed the shop down.

Since then, Foust has been a freelance artist working out of his home. Mitch also found ebay, a natural place for him to sell his art and expose it to people around the world. " I really enjoy ebay, and the people you have the chance to meet. I also enjoy the commission work. It is very satisfying to take another's creative thought and translate that thought into an image."