About the Creator

John Scharmen was a fantasy-addicted latchkey kid. He grew up on classic Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons, Star Wars/Trek, Muppets, Dungeons & Dragons, Piers Anthony (who he outgrew), J.R.R. Tolkien (who he didn't), and classical mythology.

In high school he discovered anime worth watching, and spent the next ten years devouring that, until he burnt out on the five basic plots. New stuff sometimes catches his eye anyway. He spent a year in college abroad in Mitaka, near Tokyo.

Somehow, he earned a B.A. in studio art at UCSD without ever learning how to draw or paint. After college he began taking real art classes while helping to make video games for Sony. Ten years later he is a little better at drawing, painting, and animation.

In early 2006 John quit his job at Sony to take art classes full-time, draw a comic book, and figure out what the hell he wants to do with his life.

Some Stuff John Likes

Nature. Animals. The Internet. Driving. Ruins. The 'Old World.' Creating. Singing.

Some Stuff John Doesn't Like

Dust. Greed. Sour Milk. Willful Ignorance. Zealotry. Phone Pranking. Scalpels.

Some Places John Would Like to Go

Yosemite. Yellowstone. Scotland. Ireland. Italy.

©2006 J. Scharmen