My life, work and passion
Welcome to my personal site. I'm an artist and cartoonist who became a publisher, animator, producer and director. Besides comics and animation, I've devoted years of my working life to video games, software, and Web development. I'm happily married and have two smart, successful sons, Ricky and Timothy. My wife Connie is an organic gardener and artist who just had her first one-woman show. As of 2017, we live on a small organic farm in Eastern Oklahoma, near the Arkansas border.
My career started with the January, 1973 founding of Everyman Studios in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My partners and co-founders were Darrel Anderson, Tom Haber, Rick Berry and William Kirk Kennedy (1953-2010). We painted, drew comics, did design work, produced illustrations and played chess. Soon the place became a publishing house with the advent of The Everyman Flyer, Realm, Scrabbits Reno Comics, Platinum Toad, Cascade Comix Monthly and a plethora of other small press, alternative publications. Now they're valuable collector's items.
As the years passed, with the exception of Kirk Kennedy, the founders of the studio drifted away, gradually replaced by younger artists. In 1981 I transitioned Everyman Studios into the production of animation for TV and movies. This work continues to engage me, and our studio is now called ARG! Cartoon Animation.
I truly love what I do, and I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge with those who want to learn. The studio where I spend my days has helped more than 172 budding artists and animators get their careers started. It's thrilling to see our former interns' names in the credits of hit movies and TV shows.
Although I'm proud of our accomplishments, this site isn't about the ARG! Studio, or my internet startup CityStar, or even Everyman Studios, where I began my artistic collaborations. It's really about my life and creative vision today. I'm looking forward to sharing my reflections on this website, so thanks for visiting, and please come back soon. read more...