George Edgar Gee lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with Deb Seaton, his wife and co-owner/operator of Side Street Espresso café located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
George was born in Galveston, Texas on February 1, 1942. He grew up in Texas City, on Galveston Bay. George refused peacetime induction into the army in 1964 and served sixteen months in federal prisons. In 1966, he paroled into an economic degree program at Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas. In 1967, he traveled to Alaska and made it his home state. He left Alaska to complete a BA degree in economics at Lamar and again, from 1970 to 1976, for an economics PHD program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. While at U of W, in 1974, he joined the Seattle based consulting firm Human Resources Planning Institute. In 1976, he terminated his PHD program, left HRPI, and returned to Alaska where he worked as an independent planning consultant based in Ketchikan until 1983. That year, he was hired by Calista Regional Native Corporation to be on its consulting staff and subsequently as a business development specialist. In 1993, he left Calista to join his wife, who manages their espresso café. Using dry erase pens and white boards, Grorge began his avocation as an autodidact dry erase artist in 1995, drawing one image a day on a drink special board, most days of the year until present. In 1997, he began photocopying and saving these.In 2014, he started assembling selected images along with accompanying political and social commentaries into a book format, published as Flutters from Side Street, Volume One in late 2017.