Previously, Van covered the comics industry for Publishers Weekly and other outlets. Before that, he was a crime reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, often working in the wrong part of town at the wrong time of night. It was at the Democrat-Gazette that he met PVS artist Dusty Higgins, leading to their collaboration.
As an award-winning freelance journalist, Van has contributed to dozens of outlets including Atlanta magazine and Sojourners.
Van grew up outside Lewellen, population 216, in western Nebraska. He writes and illustrates a series of mini comics about his hometown. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Amy, and mutt, Chase.
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