I was born and raised in the rectangular state of Kansas, where I discovered the wonders of comic 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’m exploring the Mid-South’s art scene.
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Logo for Lawrence ArtWalk, an annual tour of artists’ studios. Ink drawing and digital coloring, 2004.
“Din”. Acrylic on panel, 12″x12″, 2006.
Reinterpretation of Genesis’ “Foxtrot” album cover, done in the style of their “Duke” cover. Ink drawing with digital color, 2011. You can read more about this piece here
Promotional poster for annual studio tour. Ink drawing and hand lettering, 2000.
Entry for Lawrence Public Library’s “Banned Book Week” trading card contest. Ink drawing and collage, 2013. You can read more about this piece here
“Wendy’s printmaker friend is named Rob.” Woodblock print, 10″x10″, 1990.
Character illustration for AstroKitty Comics & More. Ink drawing with digital color, 2007.
“How green is my garden”. Acrylic on panel, 12″x12″, 2008.
“BOOM! (for Billy)”. Acrylic on panel, 12″x12″, 2016.
Unpublished illustration for The Yearling: “Penny said, ‘All right, boy. Here’s our way'”. Faux animation cel, 1990.
“Portrait of a Senator from the state of Pennsylvania”. Hand-colored ink drawing, 2004.
Cover artwork, V. 3, no. 1. Ink drawing, 1992.
Cover artwork, Fall 1991. Ink drawing, 1991 (newspaper tearsheet pictured).
Wine label for Davenport Orchards & Vineyards. Ink drawing and hand lettering with digital color, 2004.
“The gossip of 4th Street”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2002.
Drink & draw challenge: “draw a foreign comic book cover”. Marker on board, 2007.
“The one”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2005.
“I am curious (blue)”. Acrylic on panel, 12″x12″, 2008.