I am an author-illustrator. I started drawing in grade school, when I should have been paying attention in class. This did not work well with teachers or parents. But I kept at it. And haven’t stopped yet.
For the most part, I am self-taught. I got some formal training at the Art Students League. My picture book work is considered “quirky I think books for children can’t just be cute: they need a “twist” something a bit whacky, challenging, maybe even a bit dark. My “heroes” include James Marshall, Edward Gorey, Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Shaun Tan, and Jules Feiffer. In My wife and I live in Cleveland, Ohio. addition to being a member of SCBWI, I am a member of Zygote Press here in Cleveland where I make and sell monotypes.