Eric Blair was born in the fall of 1982. In 2002 he co-created the Salt Lake City, UT publication Chiaroscuro. He is also a member of the experimental music trio The Samuel Powers Rhythm 3. As of March 2010, 33 issues of Chiaroscuro have been published.
Eric Blair performed spoken word at the 2005 (as well as the 2007 & 2008) Dark Arts Festival and Cabaret Voltage. As one member of The S.P.R.3 he has also performed at Salt Lake's all-ages venue Kilby Court. He has a tendency to have his microphone cut, sometimes it's on purpose. He is also a comedian and humorist, leaning especially towards a Monty Python style of absurdity.
He enjoys making background pages as much as he enjoys writing for Chiaroscuro. He has been published in the 4th and 5th issues of It Takes All Kinds. He was the "Associate Editor" of the 3rd issue of Bradley Sands' Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens. He wrote "Forrest Gump" for Titular Journal and "Abacus Sundial" for Thieves Jargon. For a few months in early 2008 he wrote for and helped edit SLUG Magazine