About Damian Alexander

Damian Alexander is a cartoonist & storyteller who grew up near Boston. Other Boys, published by First Second, is a graphic memoir about his childhood experiences being raised by his grandparents, the loss of his mother, and coming out. It received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist. You can stumble across his short comics & essays on The Nib, Huffington Post, and Narratively.

Damian is a graduate of Simmons College MFA program in Writing for Children, a John Locher Memorial Award winner, and a Lambda Literary Fellow. He has also worked with Dr. Martens, The Trevor Project, Hot Topic, The Huffington Post, ATTN, and others.

When Damian is not doodling or making comics he loves gazing into his Victorian dollhouse, watching animated movies, reading comics and ghost stories, all while trying to keep his plants alive. He lives in sunny California with his husband, Kevin, their far-too-fluffy cat, Alfalfa, and their much-too-energetic goldendoodle, Hogarth.

Damian is currently… working on the sequel to Other Boys. In his free time he also works on Totally Crushed, an ongoing webcomic.