I have been drawing since I was little. My first published cartoon appeared in a local paper when I was the ripe old age of 11, inspired by cartoons like Garfield and Peanuts.
I discovered comics in early high school and also developed a keen taste for fantasy after being handed a copy of Lord of the Rings. My art then took a more comic-based direction.
My main character, Pizza Man was born from wanting to develop a parody of the superhero genre. Pizza Man appeared in a weekly newspaper strip for 2 years, which I managed to squeeze in between studies in the final years of high school.
After attending my first comic convention as a wide-eyed 18 year old, my old school buddy Simon Sherry and I decided that self-publishing comics was the way to go and our first title Anthology was born. We gathered other talented rookie artists and Anthology gained newsagent and comic shop distribution throughout Australia, gaining a strong fan base.
After only two issues, Anthology drew to a close due to logistic problems, but I saw this as an opportunity to go in a new direction. Pizza Man had gained a positive response from his appearance in Anthology, so I started work on 3 issues of the bi-monthly Pizza Man comic. It was also met with a very positive response and as a result, 100,000 copies of Pizza Man were distributed in australian showbags.
For the past 12 years, I have been working in the graphic design industry, having worked in large advertising agencies, toy companies and boutique design studios, where both my illustration and design skills have allowed me to work on a vast variety of clients.
I am currently working on a couple of book projects I hope to see published in the future.