Patrick Drazen has lectured on Japanese popular culture at the University of Chicago and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned a Masters of Arts degree and worked as an announcer for WSIU-FM. He has been published in Channels of Communication and the Journal of Popular Culture. He and his wife live in ChicagoDrazen, Patrick is the author of 'Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! of Japanese Animation', published 2002 under ISBN 9781880656723 and ISBN 1880656728.