Don Chin went to Eureka High School with Parsonavich. They both later attended Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, where Chin was a journalism major. The two created Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters while still in college. Chin also co-owned a comic book store, Comic Castle, and worked on several other comics, including Overload, Comics Review, Cracked, The Telegraph Wire, The Comic Buyer's Guide, Choke, and Strip Tease.
He actually gave his phone number out in the second issue of ARBBH and invited fans to call him.
His early influences were Charles Schultz, Berke Breathed, Gary Larson, and Woody Allen.
He often appears in the ARBBH comics as himself. He is usually portrayed as a slight, neat figure in comparison with the disheveled Parsonavich. His in-comic self is usually the butt of jokes about the quality and non-politically-correct nature of the comic.