I actually found this last year, but I became surprisingly sad when I realized the man I'd chased for almost 15 years (since 2001) died right after I started looking. It was as if I'd just lost a lifelong friend. I know that sounds silly, as I never knew the man, but there it is.
Now that I (in all likelihood) know, I'll begin trying to track down some more information about his life. I can't help but feel he was a misunderstood and unknown genius in his time, even if everything he made was super weird.
A pipe dream would obviously be to uncover the finished but unpublished Vinnie's Tomb Chapter Three on a computer in a family member's attic, but I think that's going a bit far.