It was in the sixth grade I discovered my real talent potential. A classmate of mine told me he would pay me one dollar to draw a picture of our teacher. Because it was a lot of money, I rushed to my task. He was happy, I was rich, and the teacher, who immediately recognized herself, was furious! It must have been great because that same day I got to meet the principal.
Junior High School was where I really started my career. I drew for the Junior High School paper and a monthly newsletter. A friend and I shared a paper route which is where I dreamed of becoming a professional cartoonist. We talked about it all the time, and he was very negative about the idea, he said I would never get published. I decided to prove him wrong.
With a handful of cartoons, I rode my bike to my local newspaper, the Warwick Beacon. I was lucky enough to meet the editor, and he told me I had talent. He said if I could “polish up” the cartoons I had with me, he’d give me a shot. I went home and “polished” away.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was very fortunate to get considered for publication at that age. I’ve been drawing cartoons for magazines and newspapers ever since. I’ve also had the opportunity to create cartoons for other projects including billboards, a children’s book, and a major art festival.
If you feel my style is a good fit for your publication or if you would like something custom made, just let me know. I would be happy to draw something for you. You can review much of my work at my Behance profile, follow me on Instagram or check out some samples below.