Michael Madsen received his bachelor's degree in the interactive track of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's "Imaging and Digital Arts" program, thus making him an officially trained bachelor.

He prefers the look of his name written in all lowercase, but is willing to give in to convention on occasion, and forego the softer curves of that first letter for the jagged spikes of the capital. He maintains residence at glisteningskins, which he founded in 2001 and into which he breathes life and lust and, for good measure, oil pastels when the time is right.