Christopher Galletta Stevens is an independent, freelance comic creator and webdesigner. He lives in Oswego, NY with his wife and family, where he supplements his art career splitting time working at his family’s small business and his wife’s sushi bar.
Christopher, who had always envisioned that he would be an artist/creator since early childhood, began drawing his own comic strips in Elementary school, named ‘Mr. Butts’. He later continued on into Middle and High School, where he created ‘Chris The Crusher Comics’ and became an artist for his school’s newspaper where he won awards in 1st place for best cartoonist in New York (Empire) State High School Press Association and Syracuse Newspapers awards for best cartoonist four times in three years. Chris then went on to take adult courses in illustration and cartooning, but is mostly self-taught.
After school, Chris began in comics by self-publishing several of his own books for his own independent label, ChrusherComix Studios. For his own label, he has created, written, illustrated, penciled, inked, colorized, edited, and published the following:
‘ChrusherComix’ (AKA Chris The Crusher Comics, Crusher, Chrusher, and ChrusherComix), is a self-published comic that began in 1988 about a regular, every-day high school student who became a small-time justice and freedom-loving vigilante of sorts. Produced on and off between 1988 and present, ‘ChrusherComix Classics’ are re-issuing older issues and in 2008, ‘Chrusher: End Cycle’ which is a graphic novel issuing first as an ongoing comic book, later to be re-printed in hardcover and trade paperback, both published by ChrusherComix Studios and can also be read online via his websites.
‘The Adventures of Towner & Friends’ is a comic strip about an imaginative little boy named Towner, his oddball friends, cute pets and loving family. The strip is a sanatized, miniturized, lil-kids rendition of ChrusherComix, and Chris likens it to “If the ChrusherComix universe went through a weird interdimensional porthole and wound up in a cartoony Calvin and Hobbes-like dimension, Towner Comics would be it.” The comic strip’s anthology compilation has been published by ChrusherComix Studios and can also be read online via his websites.
Christopher also co-created a children’s book with writer Robert Buchanan named ‘Tee & Wee: Nutrition for Young Earthlings’ which was originally published by LuLu press but initial prints are out-of-print and is currently seeking another publisher.
Chris is a huge fan of the Star Wars film and collectible franchise, Transformers: Generation One, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. He is also a film score fan, counting John Williams is his favorite, having over 350 CDs and DVDs containing his music. Amongst Chris’ other hobbies is a pet lover (has cats, turtles and fish), racing go-karts (he co-founded, races in, and produces the website and race videos for the Galletta’s Karting Club), and cheering for the New York Jets and San Antonio Spurs.
All of his publications and projects can be found on his website, Chrusher.com, the home of all of his projects – ChrusherComix studios.
Date of Birth: May 22, 1974
Birthplace: Oswego, NY, USA
E-mail: chris at chrusher dot com
Blog: http://chrushercomix.blogspot.com/ (rarely used)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Chrusher (rarely used)
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/chrischrushercomixandau (rarely used)
DeviantArt: http://chrusher.deviantart.com/ (rarely used)
His books and free samples are located on the following websites: