My whole life I’ve been into drawing. I have very early memories of family and friends telling me I should be an artist. In my younger days it was cartoon characters from MAD Magazine: in my teens it was realistic portraits of my favorite rock stars. I was never much into color, mostly using pencil or black ink. Although I never went into art as a career, I was always doodling an drawing, and in the mid-90s made a bit of money doing pen and ink illustration.