While I have been drawing since I could
hold a pencil, technically I have only been practicing as a commercial
artist for about eleven years. I gained my commercial artist
certification from Cabot Institute (St. John's, NF) in 1989, and
have been doing various projects ever since.
As a longtime fan of comics, it has always been my dream and goal to make comics my career. From my high school minicomics to my current efforts, I have always been involved in comics, if only in a small way.
In my University days, I worked on two comic strips for the student newspaper, "Newhope in Learning" (a collaboration with writer Dean Collett) and "Strip Trip" (a completely self-created parody strip).
Ever since, I have taken various commissions, ranging from portraits to signwork, in mediums from pencil to oils. My work presently graces the walls of a judge's house and a tattoo shop, with lots of stops in between.
For several years I have been working on self-publishing projects, the latest effort being "The Journals of Simon Pariah" . This project has gone from the traditional comic book format to a strictly online format, and changes continue to happen.
At present, I am employed in another field, but continue to pursue my artwork privately, online and otherwise, with "The Journals of Simon Pariah" being my foremost effort. Who knows what waits down the road....