I find that I must do art. Expressing myself visually has always been a passion of mine. My artwork is both auto-biographically, and stream of consciousness inspired. Being exposed to Disney animation at a very young age, left and indelible mark of cartooning and fantasy on my consciousness. Also I at about that same time our neighbors in Kansas City had an uncle that worked as a cartoonist for Disney. I remember seeing him sitting in the kitchen drawing various Disney characters such as Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Along with the cartoon imagination I was given, I also received a heart of a social commentator. I probably received my social commentator heart from various comic books and Mad Magazine. Later I would fall in love with much of the Mexican folk art. Becoming a father at the age of 20, I took a job at the Santa Fe Railroad as a conductor in 1973. My art and music career were relegated to hobbies for most of my life. Still in my time at the railroad from 1973 to 2009, I managed to acquire a Bachelor of General Studies degree at Kansas University in 1992, and in 1999 I received a Masters in Social Work from Kansas University. My social work degree has helped tremendously with my writing and story telling in my graphic novel/comic books. Also my personal experiences on the railroad and my participation in raising of two daughters has helped to inspire and mature my writing and my artwork. And although this website is an "art" website, I might add that throughout all of my life I have played guitar and sung in my own band, "The Rumblebugs". I am a singer/songwriter and my music is much similar to my artwork, psychedelic, mellow, melodic, socially conscious, rhythmic, and soulful. I have been busy, but you know, "us artists are a lazy bunch" according to some critics.