Deppey spent almost twelve years in a number of graphic-related jobs in Arizona and for two years he was in charge of websites for a sporting newspaper, which he did not enjoy. He later worked for Fantagraphics in early 1999 for over ten years. After working for Journalista! for four years, Deppey was laid off from The Comics Journal in December 2010.
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