Jason Shiga graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in pure mathematics. He is the author of over 20 comic books including Fleep, Bookhunter, Meanwhile and Empire State. He is the inventor of three board games, two card tricks and the world's second largest interactive comic, spanning 25 square feet. His puzzles and mazes have appeared in McSweeny's and Nickelodeon Magazine. He lives in Oakland, California.