Rick Parker first became involved in comic books in the late 1970s when he began lettering comics for Marvel, with his first credit in 1978. The following year he began working on the Amazing Spider-Man, which would prove to be his longest-running work, culminating in 1994. Throughout the 1980s he worked almost exclusively for Marvel, lettering for a number of titles. In the early 1990s, as computer-generated lettering began to take hold, he began to dial back his involvement professional lettering, instead beginning to focus on drawing comics and producing more traditional art. Between 1994 and 1996 he did all the art for Marvel's Beavis and Butt-head series of comics. In 1997 he began working as a letterer for DC comics, lettering only a few comics before ceasing work for DC in 2001. He began to develop his interest in traditional art into the 2000s, working especially with found art. In the mid-2000s he began lecturing about cartooning at a number of schools in New York and New Jersey. Over the years he has also has work featured in a variety of publications including the New York Times, the Village Voice and the Chicago Tribune, among others.
Rick Parker aka Richard Parker was born in Miami, Florida. He is currently married to Lisa Trusiani.