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, the novel NIRA/SUSSA, is also available from Martian Lit.
In 1996, while still an undergraduate, he founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Sequart.org), an organization devoted to promoting comic books as a legitimate art form. He writes for Sequart's website, has authored books on Batman Begins and classic DC Comics stories, and has produced documentary films for the organization.
He currently lives in Illinois.