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 Admittedly, I am now primarily a wage slave in a Graphics shop - though I do still cartoon, most of it is unpublished and for personal projects, such as my Christmas cards.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...

Pointless Detail

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 alienation.

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...

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Bram Stoker's Dracula
Touch Of Evil
The Haunting (1963)
Apocalypse Now
The Last Temptation of Christ
Angel Heart
Miracle Mile
War Of The Roses
Blade Runner
Seven Days In May
Night of the Hunter
Evil Dead 2
The Train
The Tenant
The Abyss
The Thing (1982)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978)
Quatermass and the Pit
Little Shop of Horrors
True Romance

and pretty much everything by
Joel and Ethan Coen, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Raimi, John Boorman, Martin Scorcese, Alfred Hitchcock and Tim Burton.


Bill Nelson
Peter Gabriel
Kate Bush
Tori Amos
Talking Heads/David Byrne
King Crimson (80's-current)
Mick Karn
Sarah McLachlan
Danny Elfman
Bernard Herrmann
Bill Bruford
Adrian Belew
Channel Light Vessel
The Cure
The The
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Tony Levin