About me

My name is Porter Mason. I live in Queens, NY, with my lovely wife, Kim. I’m half-Hungarian.

My basic deal is:

I make comic strips, I help non-profits use tech better, and I teach and perform improv comedy.

I’ve been drawing cartoons since the age of five and publishing them since the age of fifteen. I do a comic strip called Bassist Wanted. It’s about music and musicians and stuff. I also do a comic strip called One Nation, Thunder Dog, which is about politics and politicians. I also did a comic strip, Johnny the Mediocre Human, while I was at Duke University, and I developed another comic strip called Back Bay with Universal Press Syndicate.

I have worked for years connecting non-profits with technology that can advance their cause. For the past several years, I’ve worked with Environmental Defense Fund, as well as some smaller organizations.

As if this all wasn’t enough, I’ve been involved with improvisational comedy since 1996. I now perform and teach comedy at the world-famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. I perform every Saturday night at 10:30 with “The Curfew”, a UCBT house team.

Oh, and I write stuff too. I was the founder of T.J. Monkey’s, a humor website that provided daily essays from 2001 through 2004. I also wrote little bits for magazines like FHM and Time Out New York.