Colin Rankine was raised in New York City, where his family was so poor they only had one knife, one fork and one spoon. While Colin ate soup, his father ate salad and his mother slashed her wrists. Colin has been writing for his own amusement since childhood, including three unpublished novels in the horror & high fantasy genres, video games, comics, and numerous short stories and short short stories. He lives in San Francisco. The Unprofessionals is his first graphic novel.
Alexis Cruz enjoys mud and obstacle courses, having completed Tough Mudder twice. Besides his career as an actor, he's directed numerous theatre shows, companies, workshops, projects, and other shananigans -- if you count the homemade 'choose your own adventure' game he hustled in 3rd grade, he's been at this for over 25 years.
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Alexis Cruz and Colin Rankine grew up together on what used to be the Mean Streets of New York, NY, the city so nice it'll only mug you twice. They went to the same high school, where Alexis studied acting and Colin studied fine arts. They were besties! Even if they sometimes hated each others' guts. To paraphrase Chris Rock, if you've never tried to choke someone out in Math class... you've never had a true friend.