HANS RICKHEIT was born in 1973 and grew up in New England, lived in the basement of an eccentric art gallery/performance space called the Zeitgeist Gallery from 1997 to 2002, and currently resides in Philadelphia. He is the author of the graphic novel Chloe, the comics series Chrome Fetus, and has appeared in various anthologies, including Paper Rodeo, hoax, and Kramers Ergot. His books from Fantagraphics include The Squirrel Machine and Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion.