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I want to offer the same beauty that I see every day when I walk out my door, the beauty that would change this city, and that I would miss, if it were no longer here.
In 11th grade I began attending Saturday pre-college courses in drawing at Carnegie Mellon University. I continued on at CMU to become a college freshman. In the winter of my senior year, I interned at MAD Magazine. MAD had never had an art intern before, so in lieu of pay, they offered me the title of 'first art intern.' I accepted. We arrived to work late, stayed late, drank wine in the office, and went to parties at the Society of Illustrators.
After graduating in 1994 with a BFA, I moved to San Francisco and made mini-comics. I spent most of my time in cafes drawing and writing, and left my books everywhere for free. I didn't want to do anything else, refused to get a full time job, and was often broke. People send me e-mails and letters about my work, and in the spring of 2000, my future wife contacted me. A year later we were married. The charm of having met through such circumstances has followed us through our lives.
In 2002 I began this site, posting a new cartoon each week. In 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com picked up my strip All Over Coffee, which continues to run in the Sunday Datebook section. For more information on All Over Coffee, go to Allovercoffee.com.
The first collection of All Over Coffee was published by City Lights Books and will be available April 2007.