This blog was formerly known as simply “Brock Heasley.” Now it’s “We Are the 6.2%,” after the current US unemployment rate.
On August 28th, my wife lost her job. 24 hours later, I lost mine. This blog is now a continuation of the day-by-day chronicling of our emotional journey back to employment. This is bound to be upsetting, hilarious and hopeful.
Brock Heasley, the oldest of four brothers, grew up in Fresno, the “road to everywhere/destination of no one” of California. In his youth, he was a member of such prestigious organizations as “The Nerd Herd,” “The Last Picked for Teams” and “They Who Eat Alone.” During High School, he drew cartoons for the school paper and then got delusions of grandeur and began writing articles as well. After graduating from California State University Fresno with a degree in Graphic Design, Brock combined both skills to launch the online comic The SuperFogeys, published by Th3rd World Studios, in order to save the world. Has the world ended yet? No? Then it’s working. In 2010, Brock co-created the online comic Monsterplex, which went on to win DC Comics’ Zuda competition. Brock’s greatest accomplishment remains tricking his gorgeous wife Erin into marrying him in 2000. Together with their three daughters Elora, Campbell and Violet, they live in Fresno and enjoy Pixar movies, dancing in the living room to good music and eating breakfast for dinner.
Brock’s memoir, Raised by a Dead Man, a coming-of-age story between two shootings, is represented by Bonnie Solow of Solow Literary. He is currently working on his second memoir, Worlds Apart, a modern day Romeo and Juliet story between a Mormon and Protestant.