Saturday, July 19, 2008

Welcome post!

Alright...I'm new at this blogging thing, so bear with me, ok?

Although I've long resisted, I thought maybe now would be the right time to start bloggin' about every darned thing that interests me (and, hopefully, you, too), so sit tight.

Since 1990, I've worked as a professional artist and cartoonist (they're both the same, really), drawing such famous characters as Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man, Archie, Sonic, Power Rangers, Hulk, Disney characters, and so many more. My work has been used in comics, storyboards, apparel, kid's books, online efforts, posters, packaging, and many other highly disposable items.

You'll soon notice that the main purpose of this blog is to take a long look back at my first childhood artistic efforts, be it to critique, ridicule, or praise such silly scrawlings. Maybe we can all learn some valuable life lessons along the way.

I'll also be interrupting such important fare to bust in to pontificate on any old subject on my mind. Knowing me, such planet-shaking blurts will be about them dang-blamed comic books or related subjects, so if you don't care about who drew MARVEL TEAM-UP # 27, this may not be the blog for you.

Yes, that's me in the above photo, age 9, in 1974. I'm drawing the cover to a SPIDEY SUPER STORIES tale (love that John Romita Sr art...then and now!), and seem quite proud of such an effort.

Behind me, on the bulletin board in our kitchen(!) you can barely see the Cracker Jacks sticker that reads "Quiet! Genius at Work!"


But you gotta dig that flowered-pattern chair. And the fake wood-veneer table. And my cool front-zipper-with-medallion-sized-catch shirt.

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