Adrian Pocobelli (1979) was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in Canada's midwest. He became interested in images at a young age when he began collecting postcards of Roman mosaics on his first trip to Italy and was given the stamp collection of his late Italian grandfather. As a teenager he became interested in sports cards, and later comics, eventually working his first job at a comic store in Saskatoon. In his twenties he completed a Masters in English Literature at the University of Saskatchewan, writing a thesis on The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard, after which he moved to Montreal, where he worked as a web designer. Pocobelli later moved to Toronto, where he spent four years as an news editor before moving to Berlin in September 2016. Pocobelli currently lives and works in Mitte, Berlin.