Who the Hell does this guy think he is?
Well that's the whole problem, isn't it. I think too much
about my brain. This section could be impossibly long and frighteningly
honest. In the end, you'd sympathize with me but not want to
be me. Hell, I don't want to be me. But when the aliens are trying
to put together the puzzle of why I went mad and destroyed the
world, this document may prove valuable.
In a Nutshell
I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. I was schooled
in art at Tech Memorial in Erie, then at The Ivy School of Professional
Art in Pittsburgh. In 1980, at the age of 18, I moved to Houston,
Texas, where I have been ever since. I miss the seasons and hills
of the Northeast, and enjoy visiting, but I am proud to live
and die in Houston.
This site is mostly about my comic book work of the 80's and
90's, during the alternative boom and the horrible years that
followed. Admittedly, I am now primarily a wage slave in a Graphics
shop - though I do still cartoon, most of it is unpublished and
for personal projects, such as my Christmas cards. Many of which
you'll find in my galleries.
Personal information? I'll give a bit. Unmarried. Heterosexual.
Early 40s. Enjoy good wines, chocolate, good movies, music, amusement
parks, computers, cats, dining out, shopping, sleeping. I am
NOT a people person - I enjoy my privacy and silence. There's
more but it'll be obvious in the course of this website...
Born in Erie, to
Walter and Florence Stazer in August 1958, I have but one actual
sibling, my sister Diane. Though we did our best to kill one
another, we both survive to this day, though our parents have
both passed away. The family tree is hardly a shrub; I have a
wonderful niece, Liz, and assorted aunts, uncles, half-siblings
and cousins whom I rarely see.
Growing up in Erie, decidedly unathletic, unpopular and introverted,
I of course found escape in the world of comic books and science
fiction. Mad magazine was a big influence, and later, National
Lampoon. So of course I wanted to be a cartoonist. I still haven't
figured out what comes first, artistic tendencies or childhood
My years at St.
James Grade school consisted mostly of running from bullies and
provoking Nuns. While other kids were throwing the pigskin and
torturing small animals, I was hurtling deeper and deeper into
a fantasy world of my own making. At 10 years of age I was drawing
comic books, folding and stapling them together, and distributing
them. An ominous foreshadowing. In the last years of grade school
I got interested in Muppets and started performing puppet shows
at school. They all knew I was different...
there's more..go to page 2
TOO MANY FAVORITE MOVIES
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Touch Of Evil
The Haunting (1963)
The Last Temptation of Christ
War Of The Roses
Seven Days In May
Night of the Hunter
Evil Dead 2
The Thing (1982)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978)
Quatermass and the Pit
Little Shop of Horrors
and pretty much everything by
Joel and Ethan Coen, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Raimi, John Boorman,
Martin Scorcese, Alfred Hitchcock and Tim Burton.
Talking Heads/David Byrne
King Crimson (80's-current)
Channel Light Vessel
Siouxsie and the Banshees