I’m gonna do my best to simplify this in an attempt to prevent you from falling asleep. 🙂
As a kid I loved to draw. (I assume that can safely be said for most kids.)
But it wasn’t until I was a couple years out of high school that I decided to take it seriously. Like many of the men in my family, I’m color blind, and with that came the built-in belief that “I don’t stand much of a chance as a Professional Artist if I can’t see colors properly”. Well, after further contemplation I came up with an idea that I hoped would help me find my way around that issue. The comic book industry. After all…the comic book biz worked like an assembly line, right? By distributing jobs to a few select people in order to complete the book more quickly. You have the Writer, Penciler, Inker, Colorist, and Letterer etc. That being said, everything (with the exception of coloring) certainly seemed like a possibility, with penciling and inking clearly standing out to me as things I would enjoy doing most. One more problem confronted me…I had no idea how to navigate my way through such an industry. Problem meet solution. I made the commitment and enrolled in the Joe Kubert School ( I completed 2 of the 3 year program), which really got me up to speed on how to A) get things done, and B) better understand the comic book biz. It was a great experience which allowed me to focus my efforts on creating black and white images in such a way that the need for color would not be necessary.
So, here we are some 20+ years later, and I’m still working on doing just that. One thing is certain, there is always room for improvement…and I hope to do just that as time goes on.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.