Born in San Francisco, I was weaned on Carl Barks, M.C Escher, R. Crumb and Gilbert Shelton. I was very early on interested in all kinds of storytelling, not just "kiddie" stuff. Movies, animation and my own family's rich oral traditions all poured into me and fashioned me into a visual storyteller. I continue to find inspiration in nature and my own imagination and endeavor to perfect my craft daily.
What I Do
I have perfected several different styles of illustration over the years, ranging from more "graphic" cartoons to fully-rendered digital paintings. In 2003 I received a grant from the Xeric Foundation and published a 6-issue comic book miniseries set in pre-statehood Oklahoma called "Along the Canadian". I have illustrated children's books, created logos and storyboarded for animation. I continue to look for projects that are artistically challenging and push me in new directions. I regularly freelance doing illustration, storyboarding, concept art, graphic design, and even, occasionally, web design.
I have created comics pretty much my whole life. Below is my "mature" body of work in decending order.
In 2003 I was awarded a Xeric Foundation grant to publish my first comic series, Along The Canadian. Over the next year and a half I cut my teeth on this tale of outlaw justice, vengeful ghosts and a land haunted by genocide. The characters, names and places are all pulled from family stories, vague-half remembered facts and a love of spaghetti westerns.