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My self-summary
Somewhere between a reluctantly modern human and a highly compassionate primitive.

First moved to New York doing stunt work and drawing cartoons. I know, life is strange. Before that, I taught boxing for a living. Somewhere in there, I self-published a novel and am now deeply embarrassed by the naivety of the younger person who wrote it.

Current day job is working to help special needs kids with their physical health and communication skills, part-time. Still doing illustration the rest of the time.

Endlessly imaginative, playful, very physical, yet extremely considerate. I vacillate between intense thoughtfulness and absurd comments aimed at making you laugh.

I enjoy rugged exercise and creativity, and deeply intelligent, somewhat ridiculous women who like men who like rugged exercise and creativity.

I am bold, quick, and very kind.
What I’m doing with my life
I work with kids on the autism spectrum by day, and I draw comics professionally the rest of the time. For the most part, I get to tell strange stories with strange illustrations. Currently writing/drawing my own vast works of graphic fiction on the side, while professional opportunities pop up and open doors, and enjoying the way it's all coalescing. My goal would be to have a creator-owned book with a major publisher soon.

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. I also competed in Olympic lifts and still enjoy general athletic physiology, and often research it casually in a flawed, naive effort to be competent in as many disciplines as possible. I just think the body is crazily awesome, and if you ask me about it, I will go on at great length to convey how incredible your fibrous tissue is.
I’m really good at
Analysis, humorous introspection, drawing, writing, kissing, athletic play, boxing, being shockingly passionate about subjects you don't care about, and making that passion contagious.

being witty while maintaining conversational focus, being totally comfortable with other people's emotions, asking you many questions about your interests.

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 pleasant 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, Westworld, The Last Kingdom (if you've seen this, we need to talk)

Music: Queen! Future Islands, Aurora, Joanna Newsom, College, This Will Destroy You, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hans Zimmer, Sigur Ros, Fever Ray, Mates of State, The Books, Nico, The Beatles, M83, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Manchester Orchestra, James Horner, Animal Collective, Explosions in the Sky, Florence and the Machine, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes
Six things I could never do without
pencils, the joy of seeing another human face, 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 NYC commute, other people's books, the sociology and biology of gender, the anarchist politics of 1930's Superman.

How can I cultivate a mystery that people will whisper about at my funeral? How can I soften my enthusiasm when speaking to you, so that my rapidity of thought is endearing and not cartoonish? Should I exercise outside in spite of the heat/cold? Yes I should. I need to own a dog so I can name it Charlemagne, but would the nominative predetermination make him/her anxious? Where will the revolution start, and who are the key players?
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. 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 seriously 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. I love many people, but am largely without a tribe.
You should message me if
If you feel compelled to do so, if you find yourself intrigued or delighted by the idea of a conspicuously male person in remarkably good health and temperament,
if you would like to teach me something.

If you want to hear a true story about how I once pulled a woman from the train tracks! (not kidding, this totally happened)

If you are uncommonly decent and indecently desirous.

If you want to knock me off my typical human tilt with how awesome you are.
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