Chronologically one week too old to be a Gen-Xer, Karl Heitmueller Jr. is … um, well, after 2020, in a state of flux, honestly. A lifelong if mostly lapsed freelance writer/illustrator/cartoonist/graphic designer, he found renewed impetus to do all of those things when the coronavirus (which he contracted in March) furloughed him from his bartending job for the remainder of the year. Balancing his time between working on a plethora of projects, obsessing over his numerous collections, and watching way too much TV, Karl is grateful to live alone. Although he'll probably get a cat in 2021. Maybe two.