Michael Bernard Loggins was born in 1961 in San Francisco, California. He has been writing, drawing and painting at Creativity Explored since 1984. His words and art have been exhibited at galleries and spaces in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and France.
Loggins is primarily a writer and list-maker who often illustrates his texts. In 1995 Loggins began listing his fears and 138 were published in zine format. “Fears of Your Life”. Over the next seven years, Loggins’ list of fears grew into another zine which was published in hardback form in 2004 by Manic D Press. “Fears of Your Life” was also read on NPR’s “This American Life” in 2004.
Loggins’ writing usually takes the form of notes to friends, issues on his mind (safety, allergies, emotions etc.), or memories. His drawings generally deal with lighter subject matter such as animals, idyllic worlds, and imaginary people. In December 2007, Manic D Press published his second book,”Imaginationally”, a dictionary of created words and illustrations such as “terrifical” and “foolishment”.
Loggins has been the subject of several documentary films: “Life Itself” by San Francisco filmmakers Francis Kohler and Todd Herman in 2001, and “Life is Real” by Scott Ray Becker in 2007. His work was also featured in Create, a traveling exhibition that first opened at University Of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2011.