Photograph by Margaret Jacobsen.
I was born in the Philippines, raised in the dusty deserts of Arizona, and now live in the rainy forests of Oregon. I attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art but later dropped out, only to land my first solo show in Portland soon after. Over five long years were spent slinging drinks behind a bar, during which time I created an autobiographical comic series called “Adult Babysitting”. In 2013, I took a leap of faith and went freelance full-time.
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with many clients, including Willamette Week, Nike, Amazon, Microsoft, & Redbull, plus lots of local businesses, galleries, and lovely individuals. I was a member of the Pony Club Gallery from 2012 – 2014, curating group shows and hosting a solo show.
While in my freelance work I’ve pursued many avenues – commercial work, editorial, cartooning – it is my personal work that always calls me home. My current focus is creating a character-driven series called Animal Battle , composed of paintings and sculptures.
I started this blog in February of 2010, and one of my goals was to share the process behind my work, including illustrations from start to finish, and the various things that inspire me to create.
Welcome to my blog, and please enjoy your stay!
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