Caleb Thusat

I write awesome comic books.


I write awesome comic books.

I'm just your average guy with crazy stories living in my head. I live in Oak Park Illinois with my lovely wife, our son, and our two cats. I work part-time for my local newspaper and full-time as a comic book writer with the loving support of my amazing family.

Over a decade ago, I moved to Chicago with my sights set on a career in independent filmmaking. I worked a 9 to 5 job while producing a shorts and independent feature films for nearly a decade now, but in 2015 I began writing comic books. Something about writing for this medium felt right, and knew I found my true calling.

All of the ideas I had for movies were too elaborate for the budget and restrictive nature of independent film. By tapping into the comic book world, I was able to make my words come to life on a page through working with one or two artists rather than an entire crew. Production costs are minimal compared to independent filmmaking, and Kickstarter allows me to raise the funding for art, production, and shipping, all while exposing my writing and creativity to a broader audience.

I've always considered myself a writer. I went to college clueless about what I wanted to pursue as a career. I eventually settled into studying popular culture due to my deep interest in the meanings behind art, music, and film. My degree taught me how to write, but my stories have come to me through living life.

I ran my first successful comic book Kickstarter in March 2016 for issue #1 of my comic series, Alter-Life, and I have never looked back.

Now, I am attempting the monumental task of funding and creating an the rest of the Alter-Life story. A 5-issue, limited series that will be created issue by issue until complete with the help of fans through Kickstarter. I also run a patreon page titled, Village Comics where I feature monthly artwork and webcomics exclusive to patrons.