|Current Projects:||Super Skrull, Kurse, Urban Diorama--and many more!|
|Comments:||For as long as I remember I was drawing comics. All kids draw, but for me it was definitely something more. The first comic I remember getting really *serious* about was Uncanny X-Men #151. By 1983 I had started collecting mostly Silver and Bronze age back issues in addition to my usual newsstand pickups (showing my age here!).|
In the fourth grade, one of my best friends and I started publishing our own DIY kids comics based on the Spectacular Spider-ham concept applied to X-Men.
Tinkering with my toys was inevitable. My first (mostly horrible) attempts at customizing started when I was about ten years old. I remember turning a Star Wars Boskk figure into a rudimentary Lizard by painting his parts green and his shirt white, then adding a Zuckuss coat. Hey, I needed more villains than just Dock Ock to battle my Secret Wars Spidey! I would often accessorize figures via building toys and cardboard--Lego Ghost traps for my Kenner Ghostbusters, a Cobra Weather Dominator device made out of Construx, G.I. JOE HQ made from boxes, etc.
Fast forward more than 25 years and I still enjoy tinkering with my toys (and now my kids' toys too when a little repair attention is needed!). I am thrilled that there are serious artists working with toys as a legitimate medium--totally feel like it's the right one for me!