Michelle Nguyen – artist, co-creator

Michelle Nguyen is an Eisner Award winning illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys drawing aliens and kitties, often takes advantage of her close proximity to Salt & Straw Ice Cream, and can usually be found marauding around coffee shops for a quiet place to draw. She cohabitates with her artist-husband Adrian, a fat cat named Kitty, and an energetic potato dog named Carbon. Her work can be seen in the pages of The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey from Dynamite Entertainment, and in Elements: Fire, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color from Beyond Press, which won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Anthology.

You can see Michelle’s serious, non-comic-related art at and her not serious, comic-related art at


Joey Cruz – writer, co-creator

Joey Cruz is a freelance writer, story editor, and occasional blogger based out of Portland, OR. In 2014, he was a Runner-Up in the Top Cow Productions Talent Hunt for writers, and he’s had stories published in Top Cow’s Aphrodite IX/Cyber Force #1, Fractured Entertainment’s Bizarre New World Anthology, GrayHaven Comics’ The Gathering, and King Bone Press’ Low Concept. He likes sci-fi and fantasy and smart-ass heroes and bright colors and action and comedy and adventure and music and romance… so he wrote this comic. He also likes ginger beer. Ginger beer is life.

To read more of his ramblings, visit his home page at

Special thanks to Rachael Cruz, artist, writer, and rabid chihuahua-monkey, who helped us put together this website! Peruse the handcrafted doodads at her online store here HERE, and check out her other projects HERE!

Use this form to contact Joey and Michelle. (It’s a communal mailbox, so no trash-talking one to the other.)

(actually, go ahead and trash-talk; it keeps things lively)