My real legal name is my own business. You can call me by my professional name, Max West.
I was born in New York City on January 4, 1980. I grew up watching a lot of cable television, like HBO and Nickelodeon, where I was exposed to fantastic animation and specials. These, along with regular trips to my local library, helped to spark a spectacular imagination and an absorbing creativity in myself.
I've been doing creative things all my life. I wrote poetry in the first grade and enjoyed art classes in sixth grade. While I did not have the technical skill of other creative individuals, I had a powerful drive to keep going and unlimited imagination.
I graduated in 2003 from Baruch College in New York City with a degree in creative writing. Then in 2009, I started taking night classes at the School of Visual Arts. I learned basic drawing, painting and how to make comics.
Speaking of comics, I'm active in the small press comics scene. I have created a series titled Sunnyville Stories; that has its own blog.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my creation. Feel free to drop me a line sometime. I can be reached at maxwestart(at)gmail(dot)com or by snail mail at:
DIFFERENT MOUSETRAP PRESS LLC
1100 19TH AVENUE N, #108
FARGO ND 58102-2269 USA