In the past I have been everything from a fine art photographer to a retail comic book store owner.
I grew up in Denver, Colorado, where I published and sold minicomics while studying graphic design at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Afterward I made a living selling art supplies, slinging espresso, and exhibiting my photography at numerous galleries and cafes. Later my lifelong love of comics prompted me to open a comic book store, which I operated for five years despite not making any money at it.
2006 saw a move to Portland, Oregon. Since arriving in the rainy northwest, I completed the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Certificate Program in Design, and helped edit and publish Intense: Tales from the 2008 PNCA Graphic Novel Intensive, a collection of comics by participants in the PNCA’s Graphic Novel Intensive. I have also created posters and t-shirt designs for the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and the Portland Halloween Bazaar, and designed websites for several local businesses.
Throughout the summer of 2010 I blogged about comics for the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Graphic Novel Showcase, as well as writing comic book reviews for Superhero Cinema. My photography has been published in The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica (Carroll & Graf, 2001) and my comics work appears in 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2004 (About Comics, 2004). I recently designed and self-published two books of my photography, and I write a blog about table top gaming.