OCCUPATION: Scholar. I not only bring in paychecks, I print them. I’ve been a published artist (calendar work in Prisma color), poet (Surrender by Moonlight) and Animator (www.jonfrank.com).
STATS: My hair is typically dirty blond, though I’ve been known to do the occasional silver dye job to make all that misspent youth seem like it’s caught up with me. I have a relatively simple taste in clothes. Black.
BODY MODS: I have the Fire Triangle, the Perfect Red King, on my left forearm. I also have an earring in my left ear. How dreadfully dull, right?
FAVORITE BANDS: Flogging Molly, Gorillaz , Moody Blues, The Matches, Motion City Soundtrack, Mustard Plug, Rancid, Reggie And The Full Effect, Rage Against The Machine, Weezer, Yellowcard, 311, Garbage, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Kenna... so many more.
FAVORITE FILMS: Kevin Smith’s work (especially Mallrats). Kubrick’s work (A Clockwork Orange). Burton’s work (Big Fish). Michael Moore’s work (Bowling for Columbine). Charlie Kaufman’s work (Eternal Sunshine…). Se7en. The Matrix. Shaun of the Dead. Taxi Driver!
FAVORITE BOOKS: Anything by Irvine Welsh, William Gibson, Chuck Palahniuk and Steven King’s hook use of dialogue still is puts me in awe.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Oz. Six Feet Under. C.S.I, the Vegas one. Seen ‘em all. At least once. Case Closed. Cowboy BeBop. Evangelion. FLCL. Cased Closed. M*A*S*H. Red Dwarf. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Chappelle’s Show.
FAVORITE ARTISTS: Jackson Pollock, H.R. Giger, Lilithium Picnic, Marjorie Content, Edouard Manet, Trent Reznor.
VICES: Comics. Sushi. Expensive suits. High resolution. Beautiful women. Pranks. Stealing.
CURRENT CRUSH: Shh. Don't tell.
INTO: Trips to St. Croix Vineyard. Leather. Latex. Night Life… which leads into being nocturnal. Fashion. Art (contemp and classic). Photography. Invoking (everything: situations, people, emotion.). Chaos. Graphic Novels. Some anime. Computer games. BBQing. Trying new types of tea.
MOST HUMBLING MOMENT: Witnessing the overall scale of Gutzon Borglum’s final sculpture of Mount Rushmore; the fact that it was Sturgis Bike Week when I visited also made it feel even more like being among warriors.
5 ITEMS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Laptop. Digital Camera. Memory Card. Trenchcoat. Lugz.
MAKES ME HAPPY: Preparing and cooking a barbeque (usually steak), free affection, finding old flashlights at Estate Sales, eating cereal, designing party invites (those are the best), winning stuff I don’t need off of eBay, sketching, black Levis, discovering relics like Drive Ins.
MAKES ME SAD: People being difficult. Screaming. Screaming is a bad thing. I have a scar because of screaming. Anything to do with a stove. It confuses me. Losing things – such as keys and the like. Plastic people with plastic smiles with plastic lives all from Ikea.
GETS ME HOT: Protruding hip bones.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Go see a movie, eat sushi, go shopping, and neck. I love to spoil.