|Location||Seattle, WA, United States|
|Introduction||I’ve been drawing and doodling since before I could crawl. One of my earliest memories is of laying on the shag carpet - tracing the likenesses of Mickey, Goofy and Donald onto bits of scrap paper from dad’s office. Like most children of the 70's, I was enamored with comic books, MAD magazine & Saturday morning cartoons and I’d gladly spend all day sketching my favorite characters from Planet of the Apes, The Lone Ranger and Batman (Adam West's Batman... I am THAT old!). Later, I began to develop my own characters based upon my favorite artists of the period: Don Martin, Sergio Aragones, and Shel Silverstein. Every day after school I would flip on the TV and bathe in the cathode wonder of Hanna Barbera, Fat Albert, Super Friends, Speed Racer, and vintage Popeye and Harvey Toons. I spent my teens and twenties chasing a career in rock & roll but after settling down and starting a family I have returned to my first love: cartoons!|
|Interests||music, film, art, literature, gadgets, travel, family|
|Favorite Movies||anything from Hitchcock, Kubrik, Scorsese, Tarantino, Anderson, or PIXAR!|
|Favorite Music||British Invasion, Beatles, Kinks, Zombies, Harry Nilsson, Lee Hazelwood, Stephen Malkmus, Andrew Bird, Beck, Wilco, Garage Rock, Vintage Country|
|Favorite Books||Dharma Bums, Geek Love, Another Roadside Attraction, A Confederacy of Dunces, Martian Chronicles, Walden, and anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Shel Silverstein, David Sedaris, Gary Larson, Elmore Leonard|
For your birthday, your aunt gave you a maple syrup dispenser shaped like a rooster. Please write her a thank-you note:
Thank you Aunt Matilda for the lovely gift. Even though I am hypoglycemic and alektrophobic - I will truly always cherish this rooster shaped syrup dispenser. Thanks, really. You're too thoughtful.