A San Jose, CA native, Vasquez is best known in the comic book industry as the creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Originally a comic strip for his school newspaper, Slave Labor Graphics (SLG) began publishing Johnny the Homicidal Maniac later on, and the series is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. All of Vasquez’s comic book work sells well, reprints of which often outsell the initial releases of most other independent comic book series. Other titles by Vasquez include Squee, I Feel Sick and Filler Bunny. Beyond the world of comics, Vasquez was also the executive producer and writer of Invader Zim, an animated series on Nickelodeon that was watched by millions of teens and led to a wildly successful merchandise line. Currently Vasquez is directing a music video for Mindless Self Indulgence and working on several other projects both in and out of the comic book industry.