THOUGH I DRAW a regular comic strip that looks like this...
...I also make artwork that looks like this:
[Before we go any further, note that you can commission a portrait of yourself at my Etsy page.]
So how did this happen?
In January 2014 I started teaching myself to draw with a black ballpoint pen and a sketch notebook. The first time I got to use this new skill was for my show, Mike Critelli's Cavern of Whimsy. Every month I sketched original portraits of the featured performers...
...And then designed posters around them. (You can view all the posters here.)
And before I started drawing the comics I still draw to this day, I made cartoonish character designs for my "Outrageous Animated Shorts," also featured in C.O.W.: