Waggerman, my original comic strip, began during my college years when, under the pressure of a speeding deadline, my editor asked:
” Do you do cartoons?”
Having never cartooned before I, of course, said “Yeah. “
This website is essentially a ‘reboot’ for me. A return to what I do best after a long pause. Developing Lupus shortly after graduating from college, work and life were put on hold until a long-term remission was possible …and here we are. You’ll have to pardon the older references and accolades, but I earned them and I’m still that artist – albeit a bit on the sillier side.
Fine Artist :
Numerous curated and juried shows/exhibitions from Chicago to Indianapolis. Recent exhibitions, summer 2022: “Red”, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, “Free To Be”, The Athenaeum, Indianapolis, “Spectrum V: Dynamic Expressions”, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis.
Four years as illustrator, Graphic Designer of Franklin College’s newspaper The Franklin as well as it’s magazine, the Wellhouse. Numerous journalism awards, including The Society of Professional Journalists and the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. I was the college’s graphic artist and illustrator during these years as well as following graduation where I worked on projects for the Indy 500 magazine and was the portrait artist for the Red Faught memorial – to simply name a very few.
Over 20 years as a freelance artist, illustrator and cartoonist and the last fifteen as a digital artist with clients ranging from Eli Lilly, Franklin College, local government, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Recent clients include SoulPhamm, a New York City organization dedicated to helping kids in education and in life, the MN2S Agency ( Miami and London offices ) where I created portraits and illustrations for clients ( Chuck Norris, Bill Goldberg, Chaka Khan and others. ) and Flatties, a non-profit organization for women and breast cancer awareness.
For over three years the comic strip, Waggerman, was produced for The Franklin. For those same three years I was also the editorial cartoonist, winning national recognition. Recently a featured Friday artist for NuWorld Comics.