At an early age, Alex Pardee was abducted by a renegade clan of hippos and forced at gunpoint to draw beautiful renderings of botanical wonders for the hippos' viewing pleasure. Day after day, thousands of flowers, trees, apple orchards and grapevines forcefully poured out of ALEX'S pens and onto the paper. After escaping the hippos in 1998, he vowed to never draw anything remotely pretty again. And, since then, he has stayed true to his word. In 1999 Alex began self publishing underground comics and calendars (My Book of Colors, Bunnywith & The Beautiful People) which have quickly gained popularity in the underground comics scene due to their unorthodox presentation, their demented stories and their over the top, bizarre art, resembling traditional comics in only size and shape. His art has been described as "a weird hybrid of Sam Kieth, Jhonen Vasquez, Edward Gorey and too many mental patients to name". ALEX is currently working on his comics, designing toys, and drinking enough horchata to render a giant helpless.