Writer and cartoonist Alex Schumacher was born among the concrete wilds and fault lines of southern California, but thankfully spent his formative years in Steinbeck country on the central coast. Once his grandparents gifted him with the Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics around the age of five it was all downhill.
Alex has worked with 215 Ink, Viper Comics, Arcana Studios, and briefly as a storyboard artist for DreamWorks TV. His first collection of literary magazine comics, Defiling the Literati, was released in 2017 to rave reviews. That same year Alex was also nominated for a ‘Best of the Net’ award for his graphic narrative collaboration with underground poet John Bennett.
He produced the weekly webcomic Decades of (in)Experience for Antix Press from October 2015 – January 2021 and the monthly misadventures of Mr. Butterchips for Drunk Monkeys Magazine from April 2016 – March 2021. A collection of the latter was released in July 2020 by SLG Publishing, and the indie comics luminaries relaunched the webcomic for a new era on May 5th, 2021.
Since 2018, Alex has also written articles and essays on the industry for outlets such as Comicon.com, The Comic Book Yeti, and Monkeys Fighting Robots Magazine. Alex is represented in his graphic novel work by Allison Hellegers of Stimola Literary Studio.