In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which promotes comics and popular culture as legitimate forms of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), Darius obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English.
In 2005, Darius published the first scholarly book on Christopher Nolan's Batman films. In 2015, he released CLASSICS ON INFINITE EARTHS, a massive study of the Justice League and DC's shared universe. He has also published books on (among other subjects) BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, which elaborated a theory on the book's plot that was praised by Kevin Smith; Jack Kirby's comic-book continuation of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY; and MAI, THE PSYCHIC GIRL. He also co-authored, with Kevin Thurman, a book on Warren Ellis.
In 2011, Darius founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic MARTIAN COMICS. He currently lives in Illinois.