Do you live in Park Slope?
I've lived in Park Slope off and on since 2002. When I wasn't here, I lived in the East Village. I actually like Park Slope for as much I make fun of it. I'd rather dodge strollers than fixies and sidewalk vomit.
How old are you? Where are you from? What do you do?
I'm a spry 37. I'm originally from Detroit. St. Clair Shores. Not trying to be tough, though I do listen to a lot of Eminem. I work in advertising as a copywriter. It's like Mad Men, only 1,000 times less interesting. I also wrote a fluffy little book about dating and have done stuff for sites like The Daily Beast and Nerve.com.
How do you feel about regular Family Circus?
It's no Marmaduke, but I do remember really digging it as a child. Then again, I also liked to eat all the salt out of the bottom of the pretzel bag. One time I ate so much pure salt I actually vomited. My self-regulation is only slightly better now.
Where'd you get the idea to combine the comic and the neighborhood?
My friends and I were having beers at The Gate and started talking about, "What would be the Park Slope version of... this and that?" I think Cathy was initially discussed, but the quintessential Park Sloper is a breeder. Or, if you're like me, one half of a married couple with too many dogs.
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