I'm a painter, illustrator, cartoonist, filmmaker, puppeteer, poet, writer, and many other things.
I was educated as a visual artist at the Perpich Center for Art Education in Minnesota, and as a filmmaker and animator at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. I work out of Minneapolis-Saint Paul.
I'm fueled by a love of laughter, learning, and outright weirdness. I enjoy colliding intellectualism and "cheap" entertainment, where things like mythology, philosophy, science and history meet robots, puppets, superheroes and cartoons. I value causing epiphanies and blurring the line between "ha-ha" and "a-ha."
I consider each art form a special language, and my goal is to be as eloquent as possible in all things from ink wash to tea drinking. I am interested in the creative process as a way of life, and bringing elements of improvisation and collaboration into all things. As self-expression becomes more automatic, life becomes more authentic.
Favourite Visual Artist
Jan Svankmajer, Salvador Dalí, Tim Burton, Julie Taymor, Scott McCloud, William Castle
The Nightmare Before Christmas, Secret of Kells
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Weird Al Yankovic, Flight of the Conchords, Danny Elfman, Raconteurs, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Tom Lehrer
William Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, Neil Gaiman,
The Movies, Drawn to Life, Mad Scientist Academy, Apples to Apples
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Strathmore Drawing sketchbook, Mechanical pencil, WACOM, Watercolor, Video Camera, Pentel Pocket Brush Tip Pen
Art, Philosophy, Psychology, Comparative Religion