Nick Maandag was born in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1982. He studied philosophy at Erindale College before moving to Toronto in 2006. His previous comics include Streakers, The Libertarian, and Facility Integrity. He has received nominations for both the Doug Wright and Joe Shuster Awards.
"Nick Maandag offers us the most perfectly obnoxious
characters--tortured by their own self importance, lecherous desire
and profound idiocy. These stories are both entertaining and highly
disturbing."--Hartley Lin, Young Frances
"Dry comedy that will make you wet with laughter. This book is a treat for true connoisseurs of slow-burn, ribald gut-punches. Contains numerous Joke Of The Year contenders."--Simon Haneslmann, cartoonist of Megg & Mogg
"Maandag (The Libertarian) showcases his excellent deadpan, cringe-inducing humor in this hilariously unsettling collection of three short stories. Using a spare line and a minimum of expressiveness, he repeatedly skewers the self-important, the self-righteous, and the self-absorbed."--Publishers Weekly