In 1977, I was born into the hands of a midwife on an unframed mattress that had been laid out on the floor of my parent’s living
room in Montclair, New Jersey. I’m the son of hippie artists; my
mom a graphic designer/art director, and my dad a
journalist/syndicated political cartoonist. I was raised in a world of
color, type, writing, and line. You might call it an artistic incubator.
At 14, I interned with Marvel Comics in Manhattan; by 16, I was coloring comics professionally while finding my writing voice through open mic poetry nights at the local cafe, and by creating an alternative school newspaper.
I graduated high school at 17, moved to NYC and began attending The School of Visual Arts. By my junior year of college, I was getting commissioned to do freelance magazine illustration.
I graduated SVA in the middle of the “Internet Boom” and landed a job at a start-up as an in-house illustrator. While working there, I decided to start-up my own dot-com with Art Sucks.
A few years later when the bubble burst, I went back to full time freelance.
I have written for various print publications including "Black Book Magazine," "Maxim Magazine," "Complex Magazine," and "YRB NYC Magazine." Although the tactility of traditional printed media has it's allure, I've actually established a larger name for myself through blogging on ArtSucks.com than through all of my magazine work combined.