Bio

I am a Pittsburgh, PA based freelance artist specializing in illustration, graphic design, graphic-prose (a.k.a. comic-books), creative writing, and photography.

I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and, from 1993 to 1999, was an art instructor at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where I taught comic-book creation classes and workshops. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors at Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, The Museum of Cartoon Art, where I also instruct workshops, and have contributed artwork to their NORTH and OAKLAND anthology comic-books.

I am the creator/writer/artist of the comic-book HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, a mash-up of the workaday worlds of superheroes and the machinations of corporate America. I've done artwork for projects such as CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST for The Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh, COMIC-TANIUM! SUPER MATERIALS OF THE SUPERHEROES for The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, HEROES AND INSPIRATIONS for The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and for clients including Row House Cinema, and The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

In Spring of 2016, I became one of five recipients to receive arts funding from the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program, made possible by a partnership between The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. This will go towards the production of the next installment of HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, which is slated to debut in January 2017!

In addition, I also received an Artist Opportunity Grant from The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council which has helped make possible my first solo art gallery show, TO TELL THE TROOF. This was featured throughout August and September of 2016 at Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery in Garfield.