Tony Millionaire was born in 1956 and raised in Glouchester, Massachusetts. In 1974, he enrolled in the Massachusetts College of Art. After college, he says: "I learned that holding down a regular job just wasn't going to ever happen for me, so I started knocking on doors and asking rich people if they wanted a pen and ink drawing of their house for fifty bucks. This went pretty well, I managed to earn enough doing that to stay drunk untill I was almost forty, then the despair and horror of it all caught up with me, so I decided I better do something to give myself a little bit of honor. Cartooning saved the day."
Millionaire is the creator of the popular syndicated comic strip, Maakies, which has been recently collected by Fantagraphics. He also creates the ongoing adventures of Sock Monkey, published by Dark Horse Comics. His work has appeared in The New York Press, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.