As a writer and producer of film, animation, and comics, I utilize genre stories (horror and crime are favorites) to explore contemporary social issues and create modern myths. I gravitate towards “outsider” protagonists, people (or mythical creatures) who have been pushed to the margins by unforgiving social systems. My heroes are not only underdogs striving for glory; they’re the marginalized who fight for survival. As a Miami native, I often set my stories in South Florida, a place where the improbable happens often. I am drawn to the visual contradiction between bright, tropical colors and dark impulse. I am a lover of the ocean and seafaring tales, even though I am prone to seasickness. Ultimately, my characters crave transformation in worlds that have become hostile.
I began my writing career as a film critic for the Miami New Times. My short film, The Showing, won a Van Gogh Award for directing at the 2015 Amsterdam International Film Festival. I am the writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed, FEEDING GROUND (Archaia), which was optioned by Pressman Films in 2014. I was a contributor to Occupy Comics (Black Mask). My licensed work includes IDW’s Garbage Pail Kids, which allowed me to live out a childhood dream of creating a GPK. I also contributed to Heavy Metal’s Megadeath: Death by Design. My miniseries PLUNDER was published by in 2015 (BOOM!). My recent graphic novel, MEYER, a fictional biography of Meyer Lansky, was published by Humanoids and is now carried in The Mob Museum. I live in Los Angeles with my lovely wife and amazing son.