About Chris

Hi! I’m Christopher Keelty. You can call me Chris.

I’m a writer based in New York City. I write essays, draw political cartoons, and plug away at adult fiction about spaceships and monsters, future dystopian societies, and magic and elves and such.

Where might you have seen my work?

The thing most people recognize is this Breaking Bad cartoon. My work has appeared in a handful of literary magazines, as well as The Nib, the Huffington Post, GOOD Magazine, Salon, and other publications. It’s possible you know me from Twitter, where I spend too much time. Here’s a partial list of things I’ve published.

How about some biographical facts?

For starters, I’m a bisexual cisgender man and a proud member of the LGBT community. I’m dedicated to equality, fairness, and personal freedom, and I think racism is the greatest evil in modern society. Racism, both structural and individual, is entangled with virtually every bad policy in the US and the world today–if you’re arguing about politics, you are probably arguing about racism, whether you know it or not.

I live with my partner, who is a personal trainer and running coach. We’re animal lovers and share our apartment with three cats, who have yet to ever chip in for rent.

Besides writing, I’ve worked for years as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. I started out at a couple of small zoos in eastern Pennsylvania, so I have plenty of good zoo stories. I’ve tried a lot of different animal foods; hippo food was my favorite, it tastes like bland bran flakes. I have a complicated view about the ethics of zoos and whether animals should be kept in captivity. Ask me sometime.

I worked for the ACLU for several years with the Pennsylvania affiliate, and I’m tremendously proud of the work I did there. I’m a lifelong ACLU supporter, and given the opportunity I will talk your ear off about all the good the organization has done. I’ve also worked for a large anti-hunger charity and a nonprofit health care provider, both in New York City. Nowadays I’m dedicated to ending the death penalty in the United States, and in my role at the 8th Amendment Project I get to work with dozens of organizations in that field to help them raise money for their efforts.

I was born in the state of New York, lived about half of my life in Philly, and now after almost a decade back in New York City, I once again think of myself as a New Yorker.

Anything else you should know?

Bear in mind this is my personal web site, and the views and opinions here are mine and mine alone. Unless otherwise specified, I do not speak here on behalf of any employer, organization, or any other business or individual with whom I may be affiliated. Likewise, any and all comments are the opinions solely of their authors.

I generally don’t run ads on this site, because it takes too much maintenance and detracts from the aesthetic, so what you see here I’m not doing for money. Occasionally I reactivate ads if something goes viral and I get enough traffic that my hosting company comes calling. So if you are seeing ads, it’s because my traffic is costing me a lot of money.

I love to argue, and knowing I have readers motivates me to write.  So please comment.  Even (especially?) if it’s to tell me how much you disagree with me.

Thanks for reading!

Chris