The Comic | The Characters | The Authors

About the Comic


Patrick and I have been updating Masters of the Art since April 12 of 2004 and currently we upload new comics on every Monday and Friday. When I came to Patrick with the notion of starting a webcomic initially my idea for Masters of the Art was more of an action/drama webcomic; can you believe it? I'm intrigued by stories that begin light-hearted but end heavy. But, for better or worse, the comic sort of took on a life of it's own I've been happy letting it be what it is. Consequently, the name doesn't really make any sense. Oh well, what's in a name, right? Now I just play it off as if I'm mocking melodramatic manga.


Plot? Let me ask you this, does your life have a plot? If so, you're probably insane. No, Masters of the Art has no plot, but it's more than just a "slice of life." Life doesn't have encounters with radioactive chefs, hobo santa, or depressed amazon warriors. MotA is part action, part romance, part science fiction, a lot of funny, a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n roll. Dig it.

About the Characters

Here is a list of the MotA cast. Each character is linked to their first appearance. Some have MySpace pages, which might have music so turn on your speakers and enjoy!

The Entire Cast of MotA (In order of appearance)

Main Characters:

Guest Appearances:

Supporting Cast:

About the Authors


Justin is rapidly approaching his mid-twenties as a half-white, half-Filipino, enjoying all the benefits and none of the drawbacks of both. He also does birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, and bachelor-ette parties.

Justin holds a degree in Studio Art from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco in pursuit of a Masters in animation.


Patrick is a friendly, charming young fellow that's about nine months older than Justin. He's mostly known for his perfectionism and his ability to make puns on the fly in any given situation.

Patrick is a currently working at Google in Mountain View, California. Prior to that he was one of many Computer Science majors at the University of California, San Diego.


     Masters of the Art ©2018 Justin Pixler and Patrick Johnson