Gene Fama Is According to His Girlfriend and Her Limited
Ellen C. Sawyer
Gene Fama is one of four children born to the University
of Chicago Finance professor of the same name and his
Boston-bred bride Sally. Gene Sr.'s work took the family
to Belgium for a year when our man was just a teen and
there he sampled European life at its most decadent.
While overseas, the artwork of Jean Giraud (Moebius),
and classical European painters made a major impact
on Gene's illustration and coloring style that was to
develop. Upon his family's return to the U.S., Gene
attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
and was referred to in his senior yearbook as "Outstanding
Cartoonist" (fellow classmate Dan Clowes received an
honorable mention). Following a series of tawdry
affairs with neighborhood chippies, Gene went on to
graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from
the U of C. A brief stint at New York's Parsons School
of Design with some of today's top unemployed comic
book artists ensued and Gene subsequently moved to Southern
California where he began raking in the big bucks in
the investment industry.
Gene's personal interests include loud music, excessive
rumination, tequila, and wiffle golf. Gene is divorced
with one child, Lucie, 5.
Sawyer has logged time as Editor of Roger
Corman's Cosmic Comics and Managing Editor
of Film Threat magazine. Ellen is currently
a real estate tycoon in Southern California.