It’s a long story… but for your sake I’ll try and keep it short….
It was a dark and stormy night on the Eighth of May in 1987…
haha. Just kidding… but no serious I guess it’s taken me awhile to get to the point of being an artist…professionally, I mean. I’m a self-taught artist trying to learn as much as I can. Creating characters and telling stories are my JAM!
I started drawing as a young kiddo, obsessed with comic books (especially Captain America) and comic strips from the funny pages and trying to duplicate what I saw, and basically never stopped drawing. Try as I might….
Opportunity in Art was never really something I grew up with, and although not looked down on, it wasn’t really a viable career choice, so over the next decade I tried my best to be the all American “Hero”. Military after High school, Police stint after Military, Criminal Justice Degree After Police, then lastly Firefighting for the past 6 years. A job I actually really loved, but couldn’t fully commit to it. Every day I just felt like a square peg in a round hole. I eventually set out and got a degree in Animation (while working) and now after years of searching for my proverbial “place in this world” I found it. I wrote and illustrated my first children’s book, now working on the second…and have no plans to slow down.
I’m now 32 and I think it goes to show that you’re never to old to start something. I just want to inspire imagination and adventure. I want to create original and compelling stories and characters.
I am happily married to my beautiful wife of 8 years, and we have one son-Asher Lee Orion. I am a Christian and believe, that although I am humbled and thankful for all the opportunities in life, I am finally pursuing a path that is in God’s will.
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