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Although I started drawing at a very early age, I never made an actual living at it. By seventeen, I was drawing a weekly editorial cartoon for the Rocky Mountain Journal in Denver, but after dropping out of college, I discovered that I could make some money with my voice, an exceptional gift from God. While pursuing typesetting as a trade, I followed my heart (and my NPR news addiction) to Prescott, Arizona to become a radio news reporter. I won awards for my work from the Associated Press, and drew a twice-weekly editorial cartoon for the Prescott Sun. I was asked to leave my employment at the radio station when I revealed the fact I was living with HIV/aids to the public at a school board meeting in Prescott. That's when I retired and relocated to Portland . After a couple gigs in news radio in the City of Roses, I signed on as the editorial cartoonist for the Portland Tribune. When downsizing eliminated that position, I went on…

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Although I started drawing at a very early age, I never made an actual living at it. By seventeen, I was drawing a weekly editorial cartoon for the Rocky Mountain Journal in Denver, but after dropping out of college, I discovered that I could make some money with my voice, an exceptional gift from God. While pursuing typesetting as a trade, I followed my heart (and my NPR news addiction) to Prescott, Arizona to become a radio news reporter. I won awards for my work from the Associated Press, and drew a twice-weekly editorial cartoon for the Prescott Sun. I was asked to leave my employment at the radio station when I revealed the fact I was living with HIV/aids to the public at a school board meeting in Prescott. That's when I retired and relocated to Portland . After a couple gigs in news radio in the City of Roses, I signed on as the editorial cartoonist for the Portland Tribune. When downsizing eliminated that position, I went on to illustrate feature articles for The Columbian, the daily newspaper of Vancouver, Washington, just across the river. Now nearing fifty, I want the world to see -- and perhaps cherish -- the art that has come through me. I hope you like what you see. Everything will be made available as all-occasion greeting cards. Stay tuned.
And thank you.
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