Michael Frizell is the Director of Student Learning Services at Missouri State University and the president of the National College Learning Center Association, where he also serves as the editor of The Learning Assistance Review. He holds a BA in theatre from the College of the Ozarks, an MA in both theatre and creative writing from Missouri State University, and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. You can find his work on the National Gallery of Writing, in Red Ink Journal, The Moon City Review, and others, and his poetry featured as part of The Good Men Project. With TidalWave Comics, he writes comics based on the lives of the famous and infamous. Recent publications include profiles of Prince, Chris Pratt, Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Guns N’ Roses, Donald Trump, and Elizabeth Warren. Upcoming fiction comics include The World of Polka Spot, a children’s story about a world-famous llama and film diva, The Fantasy World of Bettie Page, a Cold War-era sci-fi action graphic novel featuring the authorized likeness of Bettie Page, and James Dean: Timeless, a sci-fi western. He is currently writing the forwards to the re-releases of Harold Robbins’ novels for Oghma Creative Media, the publisher of his upcoming crime novel, Crowe’s Crossing. His graphic novel, Bender, about America’s first serial killer family of the same name from the Midwest, was serialized in Saddlebag Dispatches. The collected edition will be available in hardcover on September 19, 2018. He lives in Springfield with his wife, Julia, a teacher at Springfield Catholic High School.