I drew my first comics in elementary school -- ripoffs of 'Itchy and Scratchy' to amuse friends. I grew up in San Francisco and two comic shops happened to be on my way home from school. I spent all my allowance there, buying an astonishing variety of garbage. Finally I discovered Peter Bagge's HATE, and that was that. I took a very long break from drawing while I wrote and played music, in bands and solo. Some of that is on this site as well. I now live in Oakland and draw and work at a music school.