Bio: Robert is a prominent novelist who sold his first comics story to Marvel's Epic Illustrated in 1983. He went on to write comics criticism for years in the pages of The Comics Journal, then jumped back over the fence with a gay-themed story in Vertigo's Heart Throbs 1 with art by Phil Jimenez. Contributions to other Vertigo anthologies followed, including Flinch, Strange Adventures and Weird War Tales, as did two creator-owned titles: the miniseries 4 Horsemen with Essad Ribic, and the monthly spy-and-sex farce, Codename: Knockout, featuring the irrepressible gay sidekick Go-Go Fiasco.
His post-Vertigo work included stories for Batman: Gotham Knights and Wonder Woman, plus another creator-owned series, The Crossovers, for CrossGen's Code 6 imprint. He also left his mark on the Marvel Universe, with an extended run on Elektra, the miniseries Identity Disc and Loki, and the first six issues of the Rogue monthly.
Currently he writes the adventures of everybody's favorite ancient Egyptian lesbian vampire, Purgatori, for Chaos! Comics.
Robert has published six novels: Bitch Goddess, Fag Hag, Closet Case, Drag Queen, Kept Boy, and What They Did to Princess Paragon. Other works include the novella Glad Gladder Gladys (on USATODAY.com), Too Much Tuscan Sun, Confessions of a Chanti Tour Guide (with Dario Castagno), and short stories in Men on Men 5, Sandman: Book of Dreams, His, Reclaiming the Heartland and others.
His next novel, While You Were Me, is due in Winter 2006 from Kensington Books.
Robert lives in Chicago with his partner, Jeffrey Smith, and two Shetland sheepdogs.
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