Art and Illustration

I was lucky enough to discover the wonder of words and pictures melded in the service of storytelling at an early age, first in newspaper strips and then in monthly comics from DC and Marvel. In my teens I began writing and drawing my own comics and I never looked back! After graduating from the University of Kansas with degrees in Art History and Design, I continued living and cartooning in the Midwest.

I have always thought of cartoon storytelling as the highest form of my art. As “Li’l Abner” creator Al Capp said, “no artist who can write should avoid words; no author who can draw should avoid drawing.” While my main body of work and extensive publication history reflect that storytelling focus, collected in comic books and published online, I also have a sideline of making paintings, prints, and providing illustrations for select clients. My work in all media and formats has a handcrafted aesthetic; I’m interested in making images in a direct fashion that doesn’t hide the hand-drawn aspect of my cartooning.

In 2015 I relocated to Memphis, where I’ve been carving my niche in the Mid-South’s art scene ever since. While it’s been a challenge finding readers for my comics here, I’ve found a more receptive audience for my fine art and prints. My artistic practice includes daily (well, most days) pencil drawings, posted to Instagram. Drawings, prints, comics & other merchandise are available for purchase from my Square store. Want more info? Read my CV or contact me.