This site features editorial cartoons I draw for the MichiganPublic.org and are syndicated through the Michigan Press Association. It also has cartoons I have drawn for the MLive Media Group, the  Grand Rapids Press, the Grand Rapids Business Journal, and the Grand Rapids Family magazine. My editorial cartoons are syndicated to newspapers throughout Michigan by the Michigan Press Association.

My cartoons have been stuck on refrigerators, office cubicles, and bulletin boards — the highest award a cartoonist can hope for. I have drawn comics for various newspapers, magazines, companies, and websites. I am an active member and current board member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Born in Pennsylvania, raised in South Carolina and Michigan, I started drawing comics when I was eight-years-old. I’m married now (to my high-school sweetheart), have three beautiful children, two needy cats, and work as an editor and writer for a technology company, but can still be often found hunched over my drawing table.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Scientific and Technical Communications with a minor in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. This would be the proverbial “road less traveled” to a career in cartooning.

Everybody can draw. I am living proof of this. Through practice and a willingness to take chances, I have taken a seed of meager artistic talent and grown it into a flourishing hibiscus of meager artistic talent.

John in 7th Grade

 I no longer have the glasses, shirt, or hair, but otherwise I’m pretty much the same.