Vicente "Vinny" Navarrete was born and raised on the family farm in Eastern Oregon. He fell in love with drawing and creating things at an early age ( five, according to his mom ), and has illustrated and co-created these children's titles: Dear Dracula, Sketch Monsters: Escape of the Scribbles & Sketch Monsters Vol. 2: The New Kid. When he's not drawing or reading comics, he's out shooting hoops. 'Booger Beard' is his first solo book.