When I was a just a wee child and my dear old Grandpop asked me
what I wanted to be when I grew up I unhesitatingly piped, "I
want to be an artist!" "You'll starve to death!",
came his unswerving reply. He couldn't dissuade me from my lofty
goal with his dire precognition. Bearing in mind, now, that Granpop
actually spoke like Popeye, but in a deeper register. I believe
his vocal inflection guided my artistic inflections, leading me
into a lifelong fascination with all kinds of fantastic illustration.
I currently live in the LA area and work as a Concept Designer
for blur studio of Venice, California- a powerhouse gang if there
ever was one! Much of the art on this site was done for blur- see
my links page for the official site.
I came to this area from the sleepy little town of Hillsborough,
NC, where I plied my trade in the halls of Artamus Studios, working
alongside the likes of such mighty talents as Mike Wieringo, Richard
Case, Scott Hampton, Jeff Parker, Casey Jones, Dave Johnson, John
Lowe and Craig Gilmore. Look for their links, too- you'll be rewarded!
Here's a brief list I the good folks I've done work for (in no
Comics- DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Acclaim, First
Comics, Darkhorse Comics and many others.
Toy Design- Toy Innovation, Toybiz, DC Direct, Stan Lee Media,
Action Ace, Marvel Characters Inc., Fisher Price
Concept Design- Hasbro, American Family Greeting Cards, Stan Lee
Media, Marvel Characters, Inc.
Game Design- Redstorm, Westwood Studios, Activision
For blur studio: Kids' WB! (Bumpers), Paramount Parks (ride films-
Batman, The Mask, 7th Portal) SciFi Channel, Stan Lee Media, Escape
Factory, And various game cinematics: Empire Earth, Command and
Conquer: Renegade, Microsoft flight Combat Simulator 3, Crimson
Skies, and so much more!
I am available for freelance work-