30 Evanston, IL
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My self-summary
I grew from an obnoxious but bookish kid into a slightly less obnoxious but much more bookish adult.
What I’m doing with my life
A little too much.

Right now I work for a label making company as a production artist. In a week I'll be working as an art director for a children's book company, which should be a nice change.

On the side I freelance as an illustrator, and I dabble in graphic design and writing, both copy and satirical.

I professionally published my first graphic novel over the summer, and I'm working on the second. It's the realization of a lifelong dream, so I'm kind of high on it. One day maybe it can be my whole job.

I also sometimes volunteer at libraries on weekends teaching kids to draw.

I have a Marathon habit. I will probably inject it into conversation, and I apologize for that.
I’m really good at
Drawing, using twenty dollar words in five dollar conversation, and getting really excited about progressive feminist themes in children's cartoons.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes I catch myself singing under my breath in public about what I'm doing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Good Omens. Really anything by Terry Pratchett. (I'm still really sad about him dying.) The Color Purple.

The Iron Giant. Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Princess Mononoke. Guardians of the Galaxy. Mad Max: Fury Road.

Daredevil. Agent Carter. Orange is the New Black.

The Kinks, Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Ratatat, Gorillaz, Jack White, Etta James, Dinah Washington. Lupe Fiasco.

Pasta. Salmon. Not bananas. Bananas are gross. In the future when we're all eating bland nutrient paste to survive it will taste like bananas.

For the record, this thing doesn't ask about favorite comics, but if you aren't reading Saga right now you should know it's amazing. Also: Sex Criminals. And Persepolis. And One Soul.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to balance the work I love with the ever present need for money. Not very original, maybe, but tried and true.
On a typical Friday night I am
Staying in and cooling down is pretty my speed, but I get out to parties and shows once in a while.

Let's be clear here- the best night out I've had in a long time involved hanging out with a bunch of free love hippies, but all we did was play D&D and drink pretentious craft beer. Make of that what you will.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You're probably way cooler than me. The bar isn't that high.

I know the words to more Disney songs than you do. (See above.)
You should message me if
Let's do this differently. Here are some things I'd like do in company. If they sound good to you too, that's a good start.

1: Go do something strenuous and physical such as running or hiking for a day, and then go home, order italian, and watch cartoons.

2: Take swing dancing lessons. I will be very bad at it.

3: Record ourselves doing live readings of terrible 90's comic books where we have to do all the voices.

4. Make a choose your own adventure game together in a day. Seriously, I know how we can do that.

5. Making out is also fun, and can fit into any schedule.