What is your background?
I have a degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering from UCLA. I was a software developer for about four years prior to being a graphic designer and cartoonist, and currently just a cartoonist.
Does your online work support you?
Yes, it fully supports me.
What do you use to draw your comics?
On the software side I actually use Adobe Flash to do everything. I got comfortable with the toolset when doing Checkerboard Nightmare and I never left, but I have been wondering about using Adobe Illustrator instead. All my work is vector. For hardware, I use a WACOM Intuos 4 tablet. I do not have a Cintiq.
Did you write the short horror story Candle Cove — the one about a children’s TV show formatted to look like a forum thread?
Yes, I did. It was first published at ichorfalls.com, my horror fiction site. Then it was submitted to creepypasta.com where it got a lot more readers. Then it kind of got absorbed by 4chan and all that.
Is there a full list of your online work somewhere?
Starslip (nee Starslip Crisis), 2005-current
Sci-fi humor strip with dramatic elements
Gag-a-day internet humor
Blamimation with Kris and Scott, 2009-current
5-10 minute animations with Scott Kurtz for PATV
Tweet Me Harder, 2009-2010
Hour-long weekly humor/improv podcast with David Malki!
Ichor Falls, 2007-current
Community-driven microfiction horror site, including the story Candle Cove
F Chords, 2008
Musician humor strip with dramatic elements
Webcomics Weekly (podcast)
Shop talk with Scott Kurtz, Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar
Collection of odds and ends I did solo before Halfpixel became a foursome
Checkerboard Nightmare for ComixTalk, 2006
A monthly version of the strip for webcomics commentary
Modern Humor Authority for ComixTalk, 2006
A monthly webcomic version of MHA for webcomics commentary
Modern Humor Authority, 2004-2005
A fake review blog in the style of Pitchfork Media
Checkerboard Nightmare, 2000-2005
Mainstay of early meta-webcomics
Squad Nuclear Slug, 1998-2000
Gamespy.com Half-Life fake news
What’s your association with Penny Arcade?
I do the Blamimations with Scott for PATV, and I have been Media Ambassador for PAX East 2010 and PAX 2010. I don’t officially work there.