At some point relatively before around the Renaissance, words became important. Not important in the make a grunting sound so we know the neighborhood sabertooth is on the prowl, but as a means to mass communicate education and the human experience across a host of media.

With that reality ingrained in my head, I embarked on a career in magazine journalism in my late teens. Publishing collaborators include Paste Magazine (where I also serve as an editor), The Atlantic, NPR, Playboy and +Soma. I’ve also helped out a slew of companies articulate their value through rebranding campaigns. Last but not least, I have an art book on the Emmy-winning Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall out in September from Dark Horse and a novel set to publish in 2019.