First zapped by X-rays as a fetus, then struck by lightning at the tender age of three, and finally fed on a steady diet of sci-fi/fantasy novels, genre movies and television, videogames, comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, anime and manga, and role-playing games as a youth,  the man who would be king   Abner eventually grew up into a wombat   a tea cosy   a strange little brown man.

He lives  on the third moon of Jaglan Beta  in his own deranged imagination   just outside Seattle, WA.