16 Things About Me

  1. I am just under six feet tall with my shoes off, pale-skinned, blue-eyed, and silver-haired.
  2. I share a birthday with Barry White. Oh yeah.
  3. My family tree is mostly German/British/Scandinavian but I recently had a DNA test done and apparently my genetic profile is mostly Slavic with Spain and India making a strong showing.
  4. I am debilitatingly nearsighted without corrective lenses. I start to lose focus about a foot away from my nose.
  5. I am an introvert. This doesn’t always mean shyness.
  6. I was a nerd back when you could still get your ass kicked for it. 
  7. I am a cartoonist, even when I’m working someplace else.
  8. Graphic novels, manga, bandes-dessinee; it’s all comics to me. I devour them all.
  9. I work for a national copy/shipping chain. You might know us. We wear lots of purple and black.
  10. I practice Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Sun Style Tai Chi. I wouldn’t say my skill is great but it has become a surprisingly deep part of my life.
  11. I have no religion, although my kung fu practice brings me closer to Buddhism than anything else.
  12. As a kid, I was allergic to citric acid. I couldn’t eat citrus fruits or drink most sodas without breaking out in a rash. Today, one of my favorite flavors is lime.
  13. My mother plucked my first grey hair from my head when I was fourteen, the same year my wisdom teeth came out.
  14. I am equal parts dog and cat person. I have a deep, instinctive revulsion towards snakes. I feel your pain, Indy.
  15. I am an unapologetic liberal. It’s the right thing to do.
  16. I have a pretty broad range of musical tastes but if you were listening to San Francisco’s Live 105 during the late Eighties, you know where my hub lies.

6 responses to “16 Things About Me”

  1. Kathy says :

    Michael,

    I think that you are easing into blogging! I can’t wait for you to showcase your art & concepts!
    Kathy

  2. Paul Boudreaux says :

    Hey, Michael-
    I was trying to find if you have a webpage showcasing your art or services so I could link it to my website( you can check it out, but it’s still only about 3/4 there). Cool blog. I gotta run now, but will send more later. If you go to the site and click on the COMIX

  3. Paul Boudreaux says :

    Hey, Michael-
    I was trying to find if you have a webpage showcasing your art or services so I could link it to my website( you can check it out, but it’s still only about 3/4 there). Cool blog. I gotta run now, but will send more later. If you go to the site and click on the COMIX link, you will can see what I’m trying to set up in the way of online comic presence. The password for the page is “crust”, all lowercase.

    • michaelkrumbein says :

      All I can sheepishly say is that there will be comics, but I’m not out of my tinkering phase on this site just yet. It has been a learning experience just to keep up with a regular posting schedule and I’m not nearly close to the more ambitious plans I have for my little corner of the internet.

  4. Ben Hoffman says :

    Hey Mike – Good blog! I’m also a cartoonist, Buddhist, and I got my first gray hair at the age of 15.

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