Chris lives in Minneapolis, MN, and is a Minnesota native.
In addition to his comics work, Chief Creative Officer for CONvergence, the largest fan-run science fiction convention in the MidWest. Chris co-founded the convention in 1998, and served on the parent organization’s Board of Directors for the first 14 years of its life, and has created a wealth of artwork for organization, most of which features the convention mascot Connie which Chris also created.
Chris has written and performed in a number of comedy sketches, at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and for various Minneapolis comedy shows including Vilificaiton Tennis, Ka-baam!, and The Scrimshaw Show.
Chris has written and drawn comics for publishers including DC, Marvel, Image, Slave Labor Graphics, Malibu, Caliber, and more.
Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, where he is currently the artist on Young Justice, based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series. The comic is written by the TV series head writer Greg Weisman along with Young Justice staff writer Kevin Hopps, and features many familiar DC Comics heroes and villains.
Previously Chris was the regular penciller on The Batman Strikes!, the comic based on The Batman animated TV series. Prior to that, he was regular contributor to Justice League Adventures. Chris has worked on a number of other JLA-related projects for DC, and has worked with such writers as Geoff Johns, Mark Millar, Stan Berkowitz, and Paul Cornell. His first penciling work for DC was doing fill-ins on the cult series Young Heroes in Love. Chris also provided breakdowns for the crossover event series Day of Judgement.
Chris has also done extensive work for DC’s Licensing department, providing everything from promotional artwork to character turns for action figure design, in styles ranging from a mainstream superhero style to matching the animation style of several different TV shows.
Chris’ ability to adapt his style has been called on many times over the years. Chris provided more than a dozen covers for the Marvel Superhero Squad TV show, parodying classic Marvel covers in the style of the squat, cartoony art style of the Superhero Squad show. These covers were used as title cards for episodes of the animated TV show, and many were also used as variant covers for issues of Marvel comic books. Other work for Marvel has included stories for Marvel Adventures: The Avengers, several covers and pin-ups featuring Marvel characters for Disney Publishing, a Spider-man story for Marvel Adventures, and a custom comic featuring Ironman and Modok for the Department of Energy.
Chris is also currently one of the trio of creators of Dr. Blink: Superhero Shrink, along with writer John Kovalic and colorist/letterer Melissa Kaercher.
Chris was the artist of Kolchak: Fever Pitch, an original graphic novel by mystery author Stuart M. Kaminski for Moonstone Books, based on the Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series starring Darren McGavin. Chris was also the artist of the 3-issue comic book adaptation of the cult film Re-Animator, adapted for Eternity Comics by Steven Philip Jones.
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Chris' first published comics work was a weekly full-page superhero comic titled "Mister Muscle" that appeared in his local newspaper that we wrote and drew at age 10.
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