Steve Lafler was born in Rochester, New York in 1957. He earned a degree in painting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in December 1979. While a student, Lafler drew the daily comic strip 'Aluminum Foil' for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian from 1976 to 1979. He published his first book in March 1980, titled 'Benb and Gerald', a 100-page collection of his college strips (mostly influenced by a psychedelic mushroom trip).
Lone Encounters (Buzard, 1990)
Steve Lafler has published over fifty comic books since then, starting with 'Mean Cat' in 1981. Other titles include 'Guts', 'Dog Boy' (partly published by Fantagraphics), 'Duck & Cover' (written by Stephen Beaupre), 'Femme Noire', 'Prometheus' Gift', the comic anthology 'Buzzard' (co-published with Stephen Beaupre as editor), and 'Bughouse'. Steve published most of these under his Cat-Head Comics imprint. The first 'Bughouse' graphic novel was a Cat-Head Comics title in 1996, then an expanded version was published by Top Shelf Productions in June 2000.
Glass House Crash (Buzzard, 1995)
Bughouse, art by Steve Lafler