Tony Millionaire was born in Boston and grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts, by the sea. He attended the Massachusetts College of Art for three and three quarters of a year where he mastered in Fine Art Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. He specialized in luxurious dark oils.

He writes and draws the ongoing adventures of Sock Monkey, published by Dark Horse Comics since 1998.

He is the creator of the syndicated comic strip, Maakies, which has run in weekly newspapers across the country beginning with The NY Press in 1994 and has been collected by Fantagraphics, who also published his graphic novels, Billy Hazelnuts and Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird.

His work has garnered him five Eisner Awards, three Harvey Awards, and an Ignatz Award.

His comic strip Maakies was adapted to the small screen in 1998 for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and in 2008 as THE DRINKY CROW SHOW for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, which is now in repeats and available at www.adultswim.com.

His illustrations appear in publications around the globe including THE BELIEVER, THE NEW YORKER and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. He illustrated many record covers including THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “Then; The Earlier Years,” JON SPENCER’S “Going Way Out With Heavy Trash,”  JOLIE HOLLAND’S “Pint of Blood,” and ELVIS COSTELLO’S “Secret, Profane and Sugarcane,” and recently ELVIS COSTELLO’S “National Ransom,” released in the US in November.

He now lives in Pasadena, CA. with his wife, the actress Becky Thyre and their two daughters.

25 Responses to About

  1. Paul MacDonald says:

    Well i still say you are the dominatrix in the strip, why so touchy ? most of us would kill to look that good in a boustier!

  2. Lorraine Marshall-Williams says:

    Hi Tony,
    My husband and I were at the aqueduct casino and we saw your drawing of Addesleigh
    Park. Fantastic! Is ther any way we could obtain a copy?

  3. Kevin says:

    You still getting published in Modern Drunkard magazine? That’s the first place I saw your Drinky Crow comics. I’m not sure if they’re defunct or not, it seems they put out a new magazine every few years or so.

  4. Dave S. says:

    Hello, Mr. Millionaire,

    How do fans/stalkers get a chance to meet you? Do you ever visit Chicago? I would truly enjoy meeting you, and purchasing a signed copy of one of your books, or, perhaps, an original work. Any plans to come to the Windy City in the near future?

    Can’t get enough Maakies…keep them coming, please!!!!!!


  5. Dave S. says:

    Where is that S.O.B. !?!? I’m starting to think that he pulled a “fast-one” on me….

  6. Tyco Bass says:

    So, why the flat ocean at the top of this page? Is that the “edge of the world”?

  7. Tyco Bass says:

    Or is it just a good day for drinking?

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  9. RC Venturi says:

    Dear Mr Millionaire,

    Not bad living with both your wife and an actress;


    RC Venturi

  10. David Lee says:

    I live in Minneapolis and there is a realtor who had a likeness of Drinky in some advertising posters. I have a digital image with their name, number and the likeness.

    I don’t know how to send it through this”comments” avenue. I’d be more than happy to send it along to an email address what I could send it as an attachment.

    Thank you.

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