While on hiatus from his duties fronting the Sacramento, CA-based emo band Far, singer/guitarist Jonah Sonz Matranga made his solo debut in mid-1997 with a limited-edition cassette collection of home recordings titled Onelinedrawing. Following 1998's Water & Solutions, Far went on indefinite hiatus, leaving Matranga to return to solo work with Sketchy e.p. #1, credited to Jonah's Onelinedrawing and released on Crank! in the fall of 1999. Three years later, the band emerged with their debut full-length Visitor.