I've been involved in alternative comics and comics fandom in one way or another since the early '80s.
In 1997 I wrote and published the dystopian science fiction series PRISONOPOLIS for the direct market -- it received praise from COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE columnist Tony Isabella and many others.
One thing I've learned over and over again in my life is that unhappiness and discomfort can be viewed as invitations to learn and ask harder questions about the way things work. Furthermore, I've learned that one of the best ways to deal with unhappiness and discomfort is to be an artist -- or perhaps a cartoonist.
I've led an interesting life as as a Gen X-er, comics creator, graduate student, white collar professional, and political activist. I've decided I'd like to explore it head on in my comics work. I'm doing MISFIT'S JOURNEY for this reason.
When writing MJ, I strive to be as authentic as Ani DiFranco, as introspective as Woody Allen and Robert Crumb, and as fearless as John Sayles and Robert Altman.