After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), Dr. Julian Darius obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English.
His controversial dissertation became the novel NIRA/SUSSA.
In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Darius founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, which promotes comic books as a legitimate art through its website, books, and documentary films.
Darius currently lives in Illinois.