About Me


“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – e.e. cummings



About Alex:

I make my home in Toronto, Canada, and I am 47 years old. After dropping out of high-school and spending a bunch of years as a full-time punk rocker, I worked my way through university (2-3 jobs at a time) and picked up degrees in Anthropology/Sociology, Media, and Library Science.

I hope that you enjoy my words, as much as I enjoy creating them, and I hope that you find something thought provoking in everything that I write.

Professionally, I create innovative digital experiences, ideally for socially-good enterprises. My past work includes: a hiring system for disadvantaged youth and refugees, AI/ML data portals, IoT and IPTV apps, and helping small business and start-ups succeed in areas such as Health, Cleantech, Fintech, and others.

My work explores identity, power, and iconoclasm through the lenses of magical realism, science-fiction, and fantasy.


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By: Alexander Markus – c 2018


Please contact me if you want to discuss:

  • Rights for print, audio, etc.
  • Media / journalist / speaking / etc.
  • Collaborations!
    • I would love to work with visual artists, especially with illustrative or comic or cell-shaded styles
    • I’m open to all sorts of ideas and business models (rev share, etc.)
    • Please provide some basic details about your proposal
  • My work (I’ll respond as time permits)


Do -NOT- contact me about any of the following ( I won’t bother reading the email ):

  • Service offerings of any kind
  • SEO
  • Web / development
  • Marketing, advertising, etc.



That’s it for now…