Cartoonist and children's book author who created the popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip. His first children's book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List.
He studied political science at the University of California-Berkeley and subsequently attended law school at the University of California-Los Angeles.
He ended his work as an attorney as soon as he established himself as a successful cartoonist.
He was born in San Marino, California to a Greek-American family. With his wife Staci, he had two children.
At the start of his career, he received feedback on his early work from legendary Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz.