No, he was born a girl. I was under the impression he was always a guy though since thats how he presented himself since the early 2000s. I only found out because I met him at a comic book convention in 2005 or 2006. I wasn't sure at first but I asked anyway like an asshole. He said he found out he had a hormone disorder that was pumping him with more testosterone than a female was naturally suppose to have but not enough to transition and that he tried getting them back to normal but it didn't feel right. At the point I met him he was 1 year on testosterone and androgynous as fuck. We talked a little more about other shit and he added me on facebook a few weeks later. I'm pretty sure I've saved some pictures somewhere but he has long deleted his facebook and last time I saw his most recent pic he had a lumberjack beard but I think he was way hotter as a twink.
I thought the hormone disorder thing was bullshit but I remembered my sister talking about the same symptoms and low behold, I talked to her about it and she talked to her gyno and found out she has/had PCOS. My sister isn't manly nor trans, but she was always oddly hairy on the arms and back and really toned for no fucking reason.
I don't know how a mtm to work. A man who transitioned into a woman but detransitioned back into a man? I'm sure that happens.
As for artists, Ronnie isn't as bad as he makes himself out to be either. I'm not sure why he draws himself so short though.