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.
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.
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.
I make fairly consistent eye contact.
I just broke the touch barrier in a non-creepy way.
I'm riding a horse.
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
In social gatherings, I am always well-liked, and always slightly out of place.
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!