Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles. The child of a Mexican anti-vietnam activist film producer father and a muralist mother, she apprenticed at 14 working on murals with her mother while growing up in the suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland regularly and going to punk shows. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree at University of California in 1994 and her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1992. After six years of art school she was left disillusioned and bitter, so she decided to move back to Huntington Beach, California, and started a band named "The Real Minx". Garcia's work has appeared in Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, Flaunt, and Blab magazines. She has published three books, The Saddest Place on Earth, The Magic Bottle A BLAB Storybook and Tragic Kingdom. Her work also appears in the permanent collections of LACMA and the San Jose Museum of Art.