Dave "Rock" Cowles

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Semi-retired Graphic Artist
Location Inman, South Carolina, United States
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Introduction I enjoy family, travel, dogs, ukulele, funky hats, volleyball, cycling, Yoga, reading, improv, emergency preparedness, Facebook, various forums, graphic arts, web design, movies, and music. I'm an avid knowledge and research junkie and get a bit obsessive at times before moving on to my next new interest! My political leanings tend to be Libertarian. I am an Ignostic Humanist & Pastafarian. I'm an ordained minister through a half dozen churches and have held an honorary Doctorate of Divinity since the early nineties. I am a South Carolina Notary Public, a member of Mensa, the NRA, the International Society of Caricature Artists (former), and a former Mason. I've been a sailor, soldier, police officer, tattoo artist, body piercer, website designer, graphic artist, caricaturist, cab driver, steelworker, aircraft mechanic, HAWK Missile Technician, cook, salesman, messenger, service writer, dispatcher, office manager, plant worker, Battlefield Effects Technician, and several other things.
Interests My daughter, granddaughters, family, and friends, dogs, reading, funky hats, ukulele, caricature, illustration, & animation, table tennis, volleyball, cycling, Improv, writing, tattoo design, knife collecting, Mensa, privacy, philosophy, meditation, 2nd Amendment, libertarianism, emergency preparedness, drug policy reform, veterans, spending time with friends, and movies. Kowulz Design creates and reworks logos, business card design, t-shirt design, decals, studio caricatures, studio 3D caricatures, humorous illustration, short animation, and can meet most of your graphic arts needs. My 3D Caricatures and cartoons have been used on websites, TV ads, billboards, magazines, newspapers, trade magazines, business cards, t-shirts, flyers, and buildings! I have over thirty years of experience as a professional artist.
Favorite Movies Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Die Hard Tetralogy, Glory, Up, Independence Day, Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, Animal House, Full Metal Jacket, Shawshank Redemption, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, most Marvel movies, Monsters, Inc., To Kill a Mockingbird, Cellular, Zombieland, Windtalkers, Dog Day Afternoon, The Road Warrior, ET, The Patriot, Fiddler on the Roof, Gladiator, The Mummy, First Blood, Ice Age, Million Dollar Baby, War of the Worlds, Speed, Point Break, Tommy Boy, Red Dawn, Lethal Weapon Series, Grosse Point Blank, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Reservoir Dogs, Unforgiven, Dogma, See Spot Run, & The Great Raid.
Favorite Music Bob Seger, Johnny Cash, Bad Co., Cowboy Mouth, Cage The Elephant, The Script, Willie Nelson, U2, Los Lonely Boys, Blackberry Smoke, Simon & Garfunkle, The Tractors, George Thorogood, Mumford & Sons, Boyce Avenue, Elvis, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Clint Brown, David Wilcox, The Highwaymen, Daughtry, The Wild Feathers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, BLS, Classic Rock, Motown, Classical, Jazz, Blues. My tastes are extremely eclectic when it comes to music.
Favorite Books Bury me in a bookstore! Can you say "Bibliophile"? Authors: Robert A. Heinlein, Christopher Moore, Stephen Hunter, David Baldacci, Dean Koontz, Lawrence Block, Orson Scott Card, Lee Child, Trevanian, John Irving, David Brin, James L. Halperin, John R. Maxim, Mira Grant, Tom Clancy, Harry Turtledove, Sharon Shinn, Dan Brown, Kahil Gibran, John Ringo, Sun Tzu, Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, Thomas Jefferson, Barry Neil Kauffman, Bill Watterson, Charles R. Schulz, Poul Anderson, Asimov, John Varley, Matt Riley, Linwood Barclay, and many others. Books: Stranger in a Strange Land, FEED, Ender's Game, Shibumi, A Planet Called Treason, Vampire$, The Truth Machine, Glory Road, A Dirty Job, Lucifer's Hammer, Circus by Alistair MacLean, Replay, Orphans of the Sky, Dirty White Boys, The Postman, Farnum's Freehold, Ghost Story, The Long Way Home, The Art of War, One Second After, When All Hell Breaks Loose, Alas Babylon, Patriots, Wicked, The Prophet, Unlimited Power, Jack Reacher novels (Lee Child), Enemies: Foreign & Domestic, Paladin Press, Bad Move, Bob Lee Swagger & Earl Swagger Novels (Stephen Hunter), Bannerman Novels (John R. Maxim), Samaria/Angels Novels (Sharon Shinn), Matthew Scudder Novels (Lawrence Block), Angels & Demons, Absolute Power, Kiln People (David Brin), To Kill a Mockingbird, Notes to Myself, My Side of the Mountain, Calvin & Hobbes, and way too many more to list! I enjoy reading author's first novels a lot, as well as books on caricature, drawing, illustration, cartooning, philosophy, theology, psychology, and...? Very, very eclectic!