Born: 1978 month? day? in New York City, New York, United States
Died: ????? month? day? in New York City, New York, United States
Biography: During the Fall of 1978, Howard Chaykin, Val Mayerik, Jim Starlin, and Walt Simonson formed Upstart Associates. Together they shared a West 29th Street studio space in New York City. Members of the studio changed over the years.