After nearly ten years of calling Brooklyn his home, James J. Turek (b. 1973) bought a van from his friend, packed his earthly possessions and dog in it and headed back to his hometown in Florida. In 2010 he came to Leipzig, Germany for a visit, but got caught in a bear trap and never left. His brother kept the dog, sold the van and James’ junk still collects dust in his garage.
James’ comics have appeared in several anthologies, including Smoke Signal, Yeti, kuš, Drops and Kinki Magazine. He is currently working on English mit James, a children’s learning book for Klett Verlag, due out in fall 2013.