About

Comics
This site features editorial cartoons I draw for the MichiganRadio.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. My editorial cartoons have appeared in the “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” compilations by Pelican Publishing Company Inc. I am an active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Personal
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.

Education
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.

Quote
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.