Rick Detorie grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended Loyola High School, and received a BFA degree from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked as an art director for an ad agency while selling cartoons on the side to various magazines. He’s done dozens of humor books, has worked with Alvin and The Chipmunks, and has been doing the syndicated comic strip “One Big Happy” since 1988. “The Accidental Genius of Weasel High” is his first novel. He lives in Venice, California.