Hometown: I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but I
was raised in a small port town called Kewaunee, Wisconsin.
You probably won't find it on a map, but I guess that's
fitting seeing as the name is Native American for, "I am lost."
Childhood ambition: I've never held a
specific and lasting ambition, but the unifying principle of
each dream was the desire for adventure, creation, and
discovery. I've got a gypsy soul. I can't help, but to
Dream job: Anything with flexible hours, travel, and the
opportunity to do what I love. I would also have to have
tolerable (if not enjoyable) coworkers.
About Art + Design: For me at least, design is what draws
people to art. As any comic book fan will tell you, "Art is
very important." There are hundreds of different artists who
all draw the same things, but each one of them possesses a
distinctive style that defines them. Each has a different
sense of balance, contrast, rhythm, etc. It's these differing
senses of design that define an artist.
Most memorable Butler experience: going
to the 2010 NCAA final four here in Indy. My heart was
beating like the drum roll of a firing squad the whole time.
It. Was. Awesome.
but paint is something I can use to create a good
prefer to use good, sturdy paper(sometimes poster-board) and
either graphite pencil, charcoal, or ink. Recently though, I've gotten
really good with a Wacom tablet and adobe Photoshop.
I think being able to
use digital media is a necessity for artists in this day and
Weirdest thing that has ever happened to me: At Chicago Comiccon I
ended up riding in an elevator full of Strom Troopers from Darth
Vader's 501st battalion, and let me tell you: The death
star is not something you want to mention in front of them.
They ended up cornering me and my brother the next day in artist's
alley. I couldn't think of any way out of it so…I used the
Jedi mind trick, and…it worked. Seriously, I waved my hand
and said, "These aren't the nerds you're looking for." There
was a quick pause and then, "These aren't the nerds we're looking
for. Move along."
Favorite vegetable. The potato. It's an incredible versatile
vegetable. You can fry it, boil it, bake it, roast it, sauté
it, etc. You can do anything with a potato. Heck, you
can even make it into a battery! How awesome is that?