|Born||Timothy Patrick Goodyear|
1977 (age 44–45)
California, United States
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker|
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Timothy "Tim" Patrick Goodyear (born August 1977)is an American minicomics publisher, distributor, and comics artist from San Jose, California. He has been a contributor to Tim Root's Crappy Comics , Sean Aaberg's PORK , and has compiled several collaborative zines.
Under the Teenage Dinosaur imprint, Goodyear publishes absurd andweird comic books.
With Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press , Teenage Dinosaur has published three major minicomics compilations, which have been released every Free Comic Book Day since 2008.
Nerd Burglar was printed on vellum. It features short works by Bobby Madness, Elijah Brubaker, Chris Cilla, Sarah Oleksyk, Aron Nels Steinke,Jennifer Parks, Tim Root and Shawn Granton. The cover was drawn by Chris Cilla. Although free, due to the work by Bobby Madness and Chris Cilla the compilation now goes for $3–9 on eBay. With future editions, the publishers left a note in the indicia requesting that people charge "Free-99" for their joint Free Comic Book Day offerings.
Goodyear appears as himself in Jesse Reklaw's book tour diary and self-help book Ten Thousand Things to Do. Goodyear has appeared outside doing things sometimes but enjoys the indoor gentleman lifestyle. He frequently sports a so-called Canadian Tuxedo, as seen in the compilation Dope Flounder.
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