I hate talking about myself, but just in case you’re actually interested: I taught myself how to draw at an early age by collecting comic books and imitating different art styles. My family has always been very supportive of my art – no matter how weird or scary it was. After high school I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew my career had to have something to do with art. My friend was kinda in the same boat and suggested graphic design; so I got my degree in that (but who doesn’t these days?). I co-founded a graphic design business with that same friend, and it was successful. But, I quickly realized that I didn’t enjoy trying to be creative within the clients’ boundaries – especially when their brother has Photoshop and he can do it for free. Ugh, don’t get me started on that!
Anyhoo… I did some serious thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. I had always wanted to work for a comic book company. That sounded fun, but I figured I’d still have the same problem – I’d be doing other people’s work. I know, you have to put in your dues, but I was impatient. I came up with the idea to write and illustrate my own comic. I’m definitely not a writer, but I knew I could correctly spell definitely, so I thought I’d have a leg up on most people.
My next step was to figure out how to do it digitally. I didn’t want to mess with drawing something and having to use a scanner, so I bought a pen tablet. Transitioning my experience with pencils over to the tablet hasn’t been the easiest. I was also considering a more painted style for the look of the novel, and that was difficult because I’m not a painter. I was trying to learn the tablet and how to paint at the same time. Actually that’s where I still am. You’ll be seeing my work as I’m learning, and hopefully improving ;)