30 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Somewhere between an intellectual and a bizarrely intelligent, compassionate primitive.

Professional comic artist, former boxer, self-published novelist with a degree in Fine Arts, kind of a casual absurdist. Playful, very physical, highly enthusiastic yet extremely considerate. I vacillate between intense thoughtfulness and utter silliness.

I am bold, quick, and very kind.
What I’m doing with my life
I draw comics to pay for life. For the most part, I love my career. I get to tell strange stories with strange illustrations.

I still box for fun whenever possible, but rarely do 10 round sparring sessions anymore, as my vanity won't allow for a broken nose. Frankly, I was lucky to make it through that part of my life without coming out of it looking different.

I think I'm a pretty respectable cartoonist, an empathic writer, and a loyal friend.

I take breaks frequently from painting, often with the sudden desire to be among people, or to work out (I'm intermittently a meathead, and I love engaging all 3 muscle fiber types). Also, making failing-but-admirable strides to correct my sleeping schedule instead of working on an illustration, or writing til 2 a.m.
I’m really good at
Analysis, humorous introspection, drawing, writing, athletic play, explaining the flawed logic behind the Met closing at 5:30

being witty while maintaining conversational focus, being totally comfortable with other people's emotions.

It has also occurred to me recently that I have really good taste in friends. Every person who has gone the distance with me socially is a truly good and loving person- and if someone isn't, they simply fade back into anonymity.

The first things people usually notice about me
Phenotype of old-timey strongman, sans handlebar mustache.
I make fairly consistent eye contact.
I just broke the touch barrier in a non-creepy way.
I'm riding a horse.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Lord Of The Rings, Atonement, Ladies of Grace Adieu, American Gods, Consider the Lobster, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Speaker for the Dead, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Ender's Game, Delta of Venus. I've been attempting to put my face in Infinite Jest again, but honestly I really prefer Wallace's journalistic stories.

Movies: Assassination of Jesse James, Star Wars, Big Trouble in Little China, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Let the Right One In, Marvel Movies, Gattaca, Michael Clayton, You and Me and Everyone We Know, Seven Samurai, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Children of Men, Inception, Batman Begins/ Dark Knight, Zeitgeist, WALL•E, Watchmen, Buckaroo Banzai, Interstellar

TV Shows: Mad Men, Venture Brothers, Frasier, GoT

Music: Queen! Magnetic Fields, Joanna Newsom, College, This Will Destroy You, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hans Zimmer, The Moldy Peaches, Bright Eyes, Sigur Ros, Fever Ray, Mates of State, The Books, Nico, The Beatles, M83, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Manchester Orchestra, Animal Collective, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky, Florence and the Machine, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes
The six things I could never do without
pencils, the voice of Freddie Mercury, books- some with pretty pictures, boxing gloves, banter, James Horner's "Ride Of The Firemares"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My own fictional characters, how to circumvent the wild inconsistency of the G train, other people's books, the sociology and biology of gender, the anarchist politics of 1930's Superman.
On a typical Friday night I am
Staying out later than I intended, sometimes due to invitations from friends, other times due to a looming sense that my youth will be wasted if I go home to draw or write something instead. I often go home and work anyways, hence being up til 2 a.m. There's also a good chance I'm doing pull-ups at a local park.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I'm comfortable, I can be obnoxiously sweet. Like, so sweet that you'll want to punch me.

In social gatherings, I am always well-liked, and always slightly out of place.
You should message me if
If you feel compelled to do so, if you find the idea of a conspicuous male appealing,
if you would like to teach me something. Or if you're incredible- you know who you are.

... OR if you want to hear a true story about how I once pulled a woman from the train tracks!