Ted May was born in 1969 in St. Louis, Mo. He was weaned on a steady TV diet of Batman, Spiderman and Ultraman. When he was 6 years old a pile of comics was anonymously left on his doorstep. And thus was his comic book fate sealed.

May created a number of mini comics in the late 80's. In 1997, he co-founded the comics site USS Catastrophe with fellow cartoonist Warren Craghead. In 2001 he released It Lives (later published by Sparkplug Comicbooks), and was named the Comics Journal Minimalism artist of the year. Since then it's been all downhill. He's published three issues of his series Injury Comics, published by Buenaventura Press. His work has also recently appeared in Nickelodeon, Vice Magazine Kramers Ergot and Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror. May is married to the cartoonist Mardou and lives in St. Louis.