Originally starting out as an artist/writer, Chris graduated to strictly writing due to a decreasing amount of free time and the discovery he was just better at it. Though he had been making comics of some kind for most of his life, his first foray into comics came in 2005 when he joined the staff of the Spider-Man fan site Spiderfan as a reviewer. Colleague Robert J. Sodaro then introduced him to the Comicbook Artists Guild in 2006, a national networking organization that brings creators of all levels together.
Chris' first publication break came with CAG's 7th anthology issue. Then-president Keith J. Murphey approached Chris about finishing off the origin of the group's mascot, Commander CAG, as well as adapting a story he submitted to fit a character Murphey co-created for an earlier issue.
In 2007, Chris joined the online blog dedicated to books, Estella's Revenge, as their comic writer and reviewer. He also joined with 215ink and did advanced reviews for several indy comics, as well as weekly reviews of the week's new releases.
In 2008, Chris' first editorial credit came into play when he was invited by Phil Clark to be part of Iconic, CAG's all-ages anthology focusing on historic and public domain characters. Chris also ended up writing a unifying Grandpa bumper story conceived with Murphey for the book. Sodaro helped Chris fulfill a life-long dream of working for Marvel by recommending him for writing duties on Marvel's new Official Index series; on which several Spiderfan staffers also worked. Chris was asked to audition to be the replacement writing on Guild Works Productions' Hell's Blood series by creator Hector Rodriguez. He ended up co-writing the second issue with Liam Webb due to both their submissions being coincidentally similar.
In 2009, Chris became the publication coordinator for CAG and proceeded to head up the next issue of Iconic, their first prose anthology Worlds Beyond, and the return of their regular anthology series with a new name and format. Chris was also made editor-in-chief of the reorganized GWP, now called Guild Works Publications, and is helping to oversee their pin-up book Best Shots, their zombie anthology Worst Case Scenario: Outbreak, and Hell's Blood, of which he will also continue to write.
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-First exposure to the X-Men came from Konami's arcade game.
-First collected comic was Silver Surfer vol. 3 #55. Has since amassed a collection of over 25,000 comics.
-Wrote 111 issues of a Wolverine fan-fiction series from 1997-99.
-Wrote and drew a webcomic parody of South Park called Prospect Park, which focused on friends and events from his high school years.
-Won a competition to be part of a committee to help redesign the Marvel website in 1999.
-Submitted art samples to Marvel 3 times, rejected each time.
-Brought his own creations to the web in comic-styled short stories from 2000-02. He also drew covers for each story.
-Spearheaded an initiative to fill in the gaps between 88MPH's delayed Ghostbusters issues with a webcomic made by several Ghostbusters fans: Rolando Munoz (pencils), Ben King (inks & letters), Adam Bestler (colors), Dan Liberg (edits) & Fritz Baugh (covers). Only the first issue was drawn before the artist had to resign. Chris continued to write the scripts as prose stories posted on Fanfiction.net for 12 issues.
-Wrote an unpublished adaptation to the fan film Freddy vs. Ghostbusters.
-Ran websites dedicated to the Ghostbusters movies' filming locations and comics.
-Entered 2008's Small Press Idol competition and won cover feature for the runner-up anthology with his creation New York Heroes. However, artistic difficulties have kept the story from being completed and published beyond the first 3 pages and cover.
-Wrote and drew a one-panel holiday strip for CAG's webcomics series CAG DOG, which was colored by Rebecca Friedman.
-Frequently works with inker Alex Rivera.