Me giving Patrick McDonnell my autograph

About Me

Hola! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the Interwebs. I am a Web Designer with cartoonist tendencies whose passion for drawing goes back to my childhood and love of the comics page.

It all started one glorious day after coming home from karate class. I drew a picture of a guy side kicking and breaking a board. After creating that masterpiece the artistic floodgates opened and I became an eight-year old obsessed. Nary a day went by when I couldn't be found without a piece of paper and pencil in my hand. I drew comic strips, pictures, illustrated little stories I wrote...whatever came to my mind.

There were many comics strips that inspired my style of illustrating — Garfield, Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side, Bloom County and Mutts among others. Each strip had a different influence on the way I told a story, my line style and sense of humor. Garfield along with Calvin & Hobbes in particular had the biggest influence on me. I have always been taken with the juxtaposition of combining the cartoonish style of Garfield against the realistic landscapes and backgrounds of Calvin & Hobbes. The books I have written, illustrated and collaborated on up to this point have been for my own enjoyment and a way of improving my illustration skills.

These days, I am interested in obtaining freelance illustration work to expand my portfolio into other areas such as package design, logos, T-shirts, posters, other children's books, Web Design (of course) and whatever opportunities may come my way.

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