Jordan Crane grew up in Long Beach, CA. Warning signs of his renaissance-man abilities were evident in his sojourn at his college newspaper, the Daily Trojan
, at the University of Southern California, where he functioned at various times as a cartoonist, art director and columnist (not to mention his engineering studies). Crane went on to publish both his own and other people’s comics through his press, Red Ink, and edit and design the ambitious anthology NON
(which won several AIGA 365 awards), among other projects (which included silk-screening and a record label). His current Fantagraphics work consists of the semi-regular solo comic Uptight
, of which the fourth issue is slated for release in early 2011. Crane resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two daughters.
"Crane’s drawings are clean, yet full of nuance; his writing is playful and sharp. The artistry is in the detail." – The New Yorker
"Jordan Crane is awesome. Get any and all [comics] available from him." – Comic Book Galaxy