I recently discovered this treasure during my last visit helping clean out my parent's basement. Revisiting the characters, games, and publications I created as a child brought me to tears of laughter. I hope it does the same for you. I will be posting the work as I scan them. ENJOY!

I am now employed FT and would like any future donations to go to Child's Play; Penny Arcade's awesome fundraiser for kids in hospitals.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Ah, comic books. It was always exciting to go to the local comic shop and pick up a new issue with amazing heroes and villains. But home made comics were personal, funny, and uncensored! This comic is based on all my childhood friends as we got together to play video games every day after school. It is always more fun to rub elbows when you are taking smack vs wearing a headset in video games. Those were great times. In fact, we had a video game club that had required weekly meetings. I will be posting the club newsletters too (where now I realize I have been doing my profession of graphic design A LOT LONGER than I thought if I count those page layouts and design).


"Brett" was my "doodle" that went on a lot of things. My first mass doodle character was Bill the Cat after I learned a quick way to draw him. Brett followed shortly thereafter when I wanted my own original character. As I got older I learned that drawings could be funny, not just fun. Now granted, the next few posts will be confusing at times due to the nature of a the humor coming from a young boy where as some things are not as funny to an adult. LOL I also noticed that my skill and care dropped as my young brain focused more on jokes and speed. But some will still give a good chuckle just like the Calvin & Hobbes I clipped out to express my emotion during Brett's little rampage with heavy weaponry.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FACES 1977

Supportive parents are awesome! At 3 years old I drew doodles that might make it just to the fridge, but my Dad cut them all out and framed them. I've held on to this forever and will be a great reminder to me for when I have kids. To encourage them in every way with their interests and nurture their talents.


This is a little left field of the norm, but still appropriate on the topic. I am the youngest from a family of six (if I was a girl, we would have been the Brady Bunch) and when we lived in Granite City, Illinois (attention world - the state is not pronounced "ill-a-noyssss" but "ILL-A-NOY") okay - moving on......there was a local neighbor/artist that my parents had make a 5x7 for every sibling. I have had this illustration ever since and had it inked on my left arm that is dedicated to child nostalgia and is being used as the center piece for the sleeve.