About the artist
A word from the curator:
Sometimes even Edgar Allen Poe likes to loosen up and have some fun!
Tell us a bit about this design.
I just woke up one day had that this idea in my head, and I have no idea where it came from. I just couldn't stop thinking about it for a couple of weeks, and ended up putting this design down just to stop the voices in my head. I was going to also do a design called "The Tell Tale Hearth Bakery" as a sort of companion piece, but never got around to it.
Where are you from?
I'm originally from Gardena, California, where (coincidentally), that question was the precursor to every gang fight I witnessed in High School. I'm currently living in the St Louis, MO area.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I once punched a hole through a cow, just to see who was coming up the road. I also color "The Boys", the best comic book on the racks.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I have an irrational fear of irrational fears.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Taco trucks, the street food in downtown LA, tacos, cooking tacos and watching B-movies while eating tacos. Oh, I also like Tacos.
What are your feelings about the ocean?
I used to love that fool, but we have had beef ever since he destroyed my phone, jerk!
Would you rather play a sport or coach the team?
Play for sure.
Camping vs. hotels: which would win the battle?
Hotels, because of work. I need to be connected to the internet at all times, because comic deadlines can be pretty crazy and you just never know when something will need to be tweaked.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
"Punched Out!!" by 8-Bit Zombie. The art features King Hippo from Mike Tyson's Punchout. I'm partly drawn to the shirt because Punchout! is maybe my favorite game ever, but what really makes it great is the art. The print is huge on the shirt, and the illustration is everything I wish my designs could be. The style of the drawing is bugged out and the color choices are amazing.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Watching movies. It's hard to narrow it down to one title, so I'll leave a recommendation: The Room. If you haven't seen Tommy Wiseau's classic, run out and see it right now, if you've already seen it, run out and see it again right now!
What inspires your work?
Anything and every creative. I'm listening to Busdriver's album "Jhelli Beam" as I type this and it makes me want to push myself creatively. I got my start as a graffiti artist, but I try to pull my inspiration from all over the place. Lately I've been on a big Rick Griffin kick.
Any shout outs?
Big ups to my wife Lorie for kicking me in the butt when I get lazy and my family for being awesome. Hi Mom!