Born in Akron, Ohio, USA, raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from renowned fine arts school The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the year 2000, he moves to Los Angeles, where he pursues a career in Comics. Teaches himself Japanese while working at a West LA Japanese karaoke bar and wins second place in Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga competition; which leads to his American graphic novel series debut in 2005 with MBQ (3 volumes). In 2008 he moves to Tokyo and debuts in the Japanese comic book industry with his second graphic novel series, serialized monthly in Kodansha's Morning 2 Magazine. Moves to Osaka in 2011 where he lives presently.