I’m one of those compulsively creative types. I write, draw, do digital art, have recently began to use photography in my work.
My art has appeared in venues ranging from Prehistoric Times magazine and the University of Bristol DinoBase to the Gualala Arts Center, my scripts for such cartoons as Thugs on Film, The God and Devil Show and Absolute Zero have appeared on the BBC and the Warner Brothers website, among others. I’ve written literary fiction for the small press for years now, and have recently made my first professional fiction sale — my short story Tourists may be read at Tor.com. And for the last five years, I’ve been the art director and assistant editor for Swill, a magazine with a tiny audience that seems to consist entirely of lunatics and Hugo nominees/winners.
Unlike many hyperintellectual aesthetes, I’m blue-collar to the bone. I started working as a janitor when I was thirteen, and retired from the big strong guy business when I blew out a couple of discs hucking boxes in a warehouse. Now that I have to find a way to make a living that doesn’t involve carrying stoves up flights of stairs, I’ve been forced to turn to my skills as a writer and artist…
While I’ve pursued art my entire life, it’s only been over the last few years that I’ve started to take myself seriously as a talent. In response to approval from the elders I’ve waxed overweening and pretentious, and am thusly equipped to venture forth into the world.
I blog at Renaissance Oaf
And I participate in the paleo art group blog Art Evolved