Long story short, raised in America from the Midwest to the West Coast on a starchy diet of movies and comics and science fiction paperbacks. There's a Mid-East connection in there too. I like to write about such states as California and Ohio, and such provinces as Guangdong. Japan being an interesting topic as well.
Lived in Shenzhen, China since 2008 (has it really been that long?), a lovely Special Economic Zone Hong Kong-bordering chaotic city that has given me so much. I occasionally do some freelance journalism for various local publications. If you're actually interested, just google "Ray Hecht Shenzhen" for more...
A few inspirations, if I may: Irvine Welsh, William S. Burroughs, James Joyce, Grant Morrison, Daniel Clowes, Haruki Murakami, Bret Easton Ellis, Neal Stephenson, Philip K. Dick
on Jan. 04, 2014 :
This is a short comic strip with a very European / bande dessinée feel to it (although written by an American). It's too short to have a real plot, so, in my opinion, it's more of a snapshot of a mood / state of mind. Although "no future" is a slogan usually associated with late 70's punk, one gets the feeling that today's early 20's are the really "no future" generation. This strip is one of the many pieces of art out there that reflect the nihilistic feeling of what risks becoming a lost generation.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)