As a child Jim imbued his toys with complex personalities. He would test their mettle by sending them on far-flung adventures in his backyard. By day, he’s a mild-mannered graphic artist based in Michigan, but at night, James Anderson becomes the artist-in- residence for the Strang Institute’s Mission Control. His job? Receiving transmissions from the space probe and translating them into Ellie on Planet X comics for earthlings. When he’s away from Ellie, he’s embarks on his own adventures with his wife and their dogs, Bijou and Cricket.