I was born Dec. 19, 1952 in White Plains, New York. My mother came from Switzerland after World War II, and my father came from a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania named Windber, of Russian and Slovak stock. I grew up in suburban Westchester County, attended Pocantico Hills Central School and Sleepy Hollow High School. In 1969 I entered the University of Chicago, where I got my BA and my MA and got to ABD status (all but dissertation). I wrote for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, First Comics, and a bunch of others for about twelve years. Since I moved out to Elgin, Illinois, Ive been doing computer graphics of various sorts as my business. Im single.