Aeryn Summers is an artist who lives in Boise, Idaho, U.S.A. She has been a friend of Chris F. Grant since they first met in 1991. When Grant moved to Boise they worked together on his Empires graphic story for Yarf! fanzine. While not a "furry" artist, Aeryn enjoyed working on anthropomorphic illustrations. Aeryn attended ConFurence 6, but was never really part of furry fandom.
Aeryn's interests were more oriented towards the development of technique and what Grant liked to call "special effects", such as using ink, washes, and chartpak ("Zip-Tone") in different ways. Aeryn worked on many episodes of Empires as a background inker before the series came to a conclusion.