J. Burrello hatched out of a mysterious polka-dotted egg that washed up on shore circa 1987. The young aspiring independent comic artist was taken in by cloaked cult-like figures who taught him that the universe was a very boring place, credulity is a prized virtue, and masturbating is about the most evil thing you could do. After years of diligently studying their sacred scrolls, he discovered he lacked the credulity to perpetuate their schemes and turned his cartoonist pen against his captors and escaped. Now estranged from the mystical life he once knew, he scribbles in the dark, trying, perhaps in vain, to unlock who he truly is. He is the creator of the webcomics "Blinky & Sal" and "Barb."