What I am: An illustrator and storyteller. The two are intertwined for me; storybook and cover illustrations are my first love, with comic art and animation coming a close second. I love the deceptive simplicity of the Zen aesthetic and of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, the crisp clean lines of ink on paper, shapes and pattern. I don’t like telling people what they should see in my work; I believe that every piece should tell its own story without outside interference. Where I’m going: I currently do tattoo commissions, original illustrations, logos and other work, both personal and professional. Along with this and the usual collection of tag-ends of a hundred unfinished ideas, I also exhibit my work yearly at several local Pacific NW conventions.