I got my start at Marvel Comics where I trained under "Jazzy" John Romita in the art corrections department. We were known as "Romita's Raiders," meaning we, well, raided the artwork. My responsibilities included updating superhero costumes, redrawing "wonky" arms or legs, and doing whatever other fixes the editors or art directors asked for. I also had to redraw entire panels sometimes to match the style of the rest of the book. After that I started penciling entire books myself.
After many years of comics, I went on to work for book publishers. My biggest client has been Scholastic. I've worked on their books for the past 8 years, creating original art for their home-grown series and matching style-guide art for their licensed publishing. I have also done work for other book and comic publishers and for toy companies. I pride myself on making deadlines and in being easy to work with (no flack!). You can read some testimonials from designers, art directors, and others who have worked with me here.
- Create original characters and art styles to suit your needs and specs
- Use reference and feedback to create accurate technical/science art
- Learn procedures so I can draw user-friendly art for step-by-step instructions (magic tricks, recipes, knot-tying, science experiments, art activities, etc)
- Match style guide art for your licensed publishing
- Match another artist's style if you need a pinch-hitter
- Do art corrections to save you time
- Work fast
- Make deadlines reliably
- Make whatever corrections you need until it's right