I grew up drawing and playing in the suburbs of the windy city.

 

I drew through so much paper as a child that my parents got me this chalkboard desk. 

I made stop motion animations by moving my Legos and toy cars in front of a VHS camcorder.

I was a "staff artist" for my high school paper drawing illustrations and a regular comic strip inspired by my family's dog.

I discovered digital art as a teen. This is the first full drawing I ever made on a computer, drawn in Photoshop 2.1 on a Mac using a mouse.