This site features editorial cartoons I draw for the MLive Media Group. It also has cartoons I have drawn for the Grand Rapids Press, the Grand Rapids Business Journal, and the Grand Rapids Family magazine. Maybe even some other stuff if I ever get around to posting them.
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. My editorial cartoons have appeared in the “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” compilations by Pelican Publishing Company Inc. I am a 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 a technical communications specialist and designer, but can still be found more often than not 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.
I no longer have the glasses, shirt, or hair, but otherwise I’m pretty much the same.