I am a cartoonist who utilizes comics, traditional animation, and illustration in my work. My inspirations are the animations of my childhood. The Simpsons, The Powerpuff Girls, and countless others have had a pivotal place in molding my visual style. This inspiration can be seen in the highly expressive faces and melodic use of line employed in my work. I like to pencil lines in a loose and flowing manner to capture an organic movement and character. I then tighten and refine to keep my curves tight and my lines clean. My use of facial expressions is also a central aspect to my rendering. I keep them complex and unique. The visual aspects serve to tell a story, create characters, and convey humor.
My work is humorous while straddling the line into grotesque, sad, or even offensive territory. I use dark comedy as a method of coping with the troublesome aspects of life. I find myself more interested in trying to live with the world as it is rather than changing it. This is evident in an animation I produced entitled “Thank You, Robot”. This piece contained underlining themes about emotional abuse and alcoholism. I don’t make a profound point about these subjects as much as I break their tension by making them fodder for comedy. In this way, I would be considered an iconoclast.