grew up in a mix of public and deaf schools, eventually graduating from the North Carolina School for the Deaf. She also studied briefly at Gallaudet before moving to Minnesota.
For seven years, Adrean worked as Creative Director of The Tactile Mind Press (later Clerc Scar), and did freelance web and graphic design. She came across webcomics in 2003 and found her calling as a cartoonist.
In her rare free time, Adrean enjoys studying different languages and culture, and going out on homeschooling adventures with her husband John Lee Clark
and their boys.