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Jim Mahfood (born March 29, 1975) a.k.a. Food One is an American comic book creator, born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Apart from his creator-owned comic book series Grrl Scouts and his comic strip Stupid Comics (which appears weekly in the Phoenix New Times) he also did work for Marvel Comics on various Spider-Man titles, including Ultimate Marvel Team-Up and Spectacular Spider-Man. His big break came when Oni Press hired him to illustrate two comic books based on Kevin Smith's movie Clerks from scripts by Smith, following his work on Marvel Comics Generation X Underground Special, billed as 'the most subversive comic book ever released by Marvel.'
At the age of 18 he attended the Kansas City Art Institute, where he met Mike Huddleston and formed 40 Oz Comics.
He graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in 1997 and went on to produce many comics with his own unique style, heavily influenced by graffiti and underground hip hop culture. He frequently features his characters wearing t-shirts promoting local or underground hip hop, funk, jazz or punk bands. Mahfood himself is heavily involved in his local music scene, often doing live mural art during hip hop and DJ events.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and has since 2002.
Date of Birth: March 29, 1975
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