Clark Farmer received his B.A. in English from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Munich, Germany, where he conducted research on the intersection of opera and film in contemporary German cinema. He has published on the tradition of color music in abstract animation, and on the impact of digital colorization in comic books. He was an assistant professor of Film Studies at CU Boulder for five years before earning his elementary teaching license. For the past six years, he has worked as an elementary school reading specialist.