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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Illustration
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Introduction Freelance Illustrator for the past 25 years, and in the graphic arts industry since 1979. Married for 30 years with an grown son living and working in Chicago. Playing Music in a working band, Sailing Lake Michigan in the summer months.
Interests Sailing, Disc Golf, Movies, Books, Music, Baseball, Comics
Favorite Movies Sunset Boulevard, The Wild Bunch, Harold and Maude, The Third Man, Pandora's Box, The Verdict, Eraserhead, The Station Agent, In The Mood For Love, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Local Hero, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, Almost Famous, Jackie Brown, Bonnie and Clyde, The Poseidon Adventure, Nashville, Taxi Driver, All That Jazz, Cabaret, Fargo, The Killing
Favorite Music Miles Davis, Ben Folds, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, France Gall, Nina Simone, The Beatles, King Crimson, The Sex Pistols, Billie Holiday, Bach, Gerry Mulligan, The Carpenters, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Yes, Rickie Lee Jones, Hank Williams Sr., Ray Charles, Lounge, Jazz, Soundtracks, Ye-Ye, Irish etc
Favorite Books The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Deliverance by James Dickey, All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plains, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, 1984 by George Orwell, Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor, The 'Parker' Series of books by Richard Stark, The 'Discworld' Books by Terry Pratchett, LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, American Tabloid by James Ellroy, All of Elmore Leonard's work, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, All of Charles Bukowski's prose & poetry, Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies by Tom DeHaven, All of Octavia Butler's work, Books on Sailing & Survival at Sea, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, London Fields by Martin Amis, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck