Zach Weinersmith (born Zach Weiner) is the author and illustrator of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC). He is the writer of two other webcomics, the completed Captain Stupendous with artist Chris Jones, and Snowflakes, co-written by James Ashby and also illustrated by Jones. He also founded the sketch comedy group SMBC Theater with James Ashby and Marty Weiner. Weinersmith’s SMBC webcomic was recognized in 2006 and 2007 with the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Award for Outstanding Single Panel Comic. He has published three SMBC collections and a Choose Your Own Adventure-style gamebook, and he put on the hilarious BAHFest in 2013. Most recently, he published Polystate: A Thought Experiment in Distributed Government and the children’s book Twins in Time. Weinersmith is married to Kelly Weinersmith, a parasitologist. He was born on this day in 1982.
No comic artist is funnier and more thoughtful on a daily basis than Zach Weinersmith with SMBC, which is why I have supported his Kickstarter projects (like Trial of the Clone: A Choosable Path Gamebook and SCIENCE: Ruining Everything Since 1543) and sponsor him on Patreon. This is also why Zach is now an 8-bit character in my retro artillery game. If you squint, you’ll notice that Zach is wearing a Breadpig shirt. And he throws light bulbs.