About this Website
Never one to lose myself in the superhero books, my introduction to comics came by ink-stained fingers flipping through the newspaper funny pages. Growing up, Calvin and Hobbes, Mother Goose and Grimm, Get Fuzzy, Luann, The Far Side, and For Better or For Worse were always favourites. Over time, I developed appreciation for Prince Valiant and some of the more continuity-driven strips like classic Phantom.
As a young adult, I collected Poison Elves, a dark and irreverant fantasy book by the late Drew Hayes. Currently, I am a regular reader of the mangas Berserk by Kentaro Miura and Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro. With little free time for reading, it takes something special to get those pageviews. Above all, I respect attention to detail, black-and-white work, and a unique, identifiable style. There is truly beautiful colour work being done out there, but my heart will always belong to greyscale.
While I drew comic strips from time to time to amuse myself in school, I did not take it seriously or consider it as a career path. I began my first webcomic Crap I Drew on My Lunch Break on a whim in 2003, literally drawing it during the lunch breaks at my job. When I began to seriously struggle with chronic illness and my mental health around 2006-2007, I left "missing" comics in its archive, and I gradually squandered the audience I had built. A Dollar Late and A Day Short was an effort to free myself from the art style I found too restrictive, and to be productive through a deepening depression. It generally received complaints for being so different from my previous work, and by 2010, my output had trickled to almost nothing. For many years, most of my websites remained broken or inactive completely, until I had an early mid-life crisis in 2014 and realized I did not want that situation for the rest of my life. I got back into shape, got divorced, and moved across the country to start over.
Queen of Assholes is my first full-page comic. It is a straight, chronological biography, detailing the journey to where I am today. The Book of Al is a series of light-hearted vignettes based on the stories of my friend Al, and Have Tablet, Will Scribble is the purely-digital project where I send ideas that do not really fit in elsewhere. Please enjoy reading my work, and perhaps we will meet at a convention some day!