Spike is a cartoonist, editor, executive producer, Kickstarter pioneer and thought leader, and founder of Iron Circus Comics, Chicago's largest comics publisher. She has earned nearly $2,000,000 on Kickstarter since the site's launch, and grown Iron Circus from a self-publishing imprint for her webcomic Templar, Arizona to an internationally-distributed small press powerhouse, responsible for provocative and timely Amazon bestsellers like The Harrowing of Hell and Banned Book Club. Under Spike's direction, Iron Circus recently became a multimedia company, launching its first animation venture, "Lackadaisy," with a $330,000 Kickstarter project, unseating Academy Award winner "Good Hair" as the Short Film category's highest earner.
Spike likes Korean food, pit mixes, obscure animation, minicomics, and vids of Columbus statues being rolled into the sea. In her spare time, she likes to fall asleep. She has been to France exactly once, and hasn't put on anything that wasn't a set of pajamas since late March.