Genn was born in Moscow, in 1972 at the height of the Cold War. He quickly sized up the political realities of his country and so, at age 5, he began to collaborate with the communist regime by drawing propaganda posters for his kindergarten class, including "THANK YOU, COMRADE BREZHNEV, FOR OUR HAPPY CHILDHOOD".
This work earned him extra food, cool toys and soft toilet paper.
In his early teens, ungrateful for his free education and Soviet health care, a greedy and unpatriotic Genn began to draw a series of reactionary caricatures critical of the government and the Soviet system. At first, these attempts were merely an adolescent ploy for cheap popularity and a way to look cool in front of girls. Later, however, when he attempted to sell these works on the streets of Moscow, many unpleasant encounters with police officials ensued. Reprimands were handed out by the administration of the Moscow Art College, which had been foolish enough to admit him. It was time to leave the Motherland, and through the kindness of strangers Genn landed in Los Angeles in 1991, where he lives and prospers.
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