Wayne Wise is a writer, artist, storyteller, seeker shaman and magician, or at least claims to be in casual conversation. He has a BA in History and an MA in Clinical Psychology and in his life has worked as a counsellor, an administrative assistant for a state legislator, an inter-office mail courier, a freelance comic book inker, and a department store Santa. He wrote music and comics-based articles for several local news mags and a couple of now-defunct national magazines. In 1993 he and his business partner/collaborator Fred Wheaton won the Xeric Grant and self-published the comic book Grey Legacy. In 2010 he wrote and drew a follow-up called Grey Legacy Tales. Raised in rural southwestern Pennsylvania he is currently employed by the Eisner Award-nominated comic book store Phantom of the Attic in Pittsburgh and recently taught a course in Comics and Pop Culture as a guest lecturer at Chatham University.