Luke Sienkowski was encouraged to draw at a very early age by his mother, an art teacher. Mimicking Charles Schulz and Matt Groening, he became a self-taught cartoonist, spending his teenage years drawing his own comic strips and comic book adventures.
Luke attended the four year fine arts college the Kansas City Art Institute where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration. After spending a summer learning the caricature style at a local theme park, he went out on his own as a freelance caricature artist, opening his own stand at Station Casino Kansas City which he operated for over 3 years.
After moving back to his home state of Wisconsin, Luke continued to work as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and caricature artist for parties and filling individual orders via the internet. He now lives in Des Plaines, IL (a northwest Chicago suburb), and on the weekends he is not booked at other gigs, he can often be found drawing caricatures at his stand at Ed Debevic’s restaurant in downtown Chicago. He also drew caricatures at the indoor waterpark resort Key Lime Cove in Gurnee, IL from 2008 to 2012.
Luke also is well known in some circles for his comedy music act, which he performs at sci-fi conventions and other eclectic venues across the Midwest. To find out all about that, visit his other website, the great Luke Ski dot com.
Notice from Luke: I am a Storyboarder, Writer, & Voice-Over Actor on "Mighty MagiSwords" on Cartoon Network. The opinions expressed here are mine alone. ~ Luke S.