About Us (About the cartoonist, anyway)

I am a Boulder Colorado-based cartoonist and illustrator and began drawing when he was old enough to hold a crayon without also eating it. This early self-imposed dietary restriction led to work for some school newspapers, (the pre-school newspaper was the back of a spare Pampers.)

15 years later at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, I worked at the student newspaper as a cartoonist, columnist and editor.

After college, I was a syndicated political cartoonist...and later I worked under contract for King Features Syndicate and Tribune Media, creating some now obscure comic strips.


My agent often introduces me to prospective clients by saying "You may have seen him in The Atlantic, Forbes, Wall Street Journal), and NBC's Today Show..." But I was thinking about it and more people have probably seen me at the store...so that could be a better introduction.


I have written and drawn cartoons and humorous illustrations for over 250 companies ranging in size from petite to XL, including Bayer, Cisco Systems, General Motors, Google, Intel, McDonalds and Time Warner.


I've also been fortunate enough to illustrate books for a variety of publishers, including MacMillan, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Penguin, Random House and Wiley, (children's books, text books and business books).


I have had fun designing characters for animated cartoons on Cartoon Network and designed cartoon & movie character-based "Happy Meal" toys for McDonalds and Taco Bell.

At times, I'm still mildly tempted to eat/suck on my drawing utensils...but I use a Wacom Cintiq digital drawing table now, so there is a 120 volt "incentive" not to do so. (Technology has come a long way.)


95% of my clients are outside of my home state of Colorado...so I can create something for you, no matter where you are.


The Process/How it Works:


Call or email to describe what you have in mind and I'll give you a cost and time estimate. (I may not always fit everyone's budgets, but I will try exceed your goal of quality and client satisfaction.)

After being hired, I'll create sketches and/or ideas, and I'll email these to you for your approval. After making any needed revisions, I'll proceed with finished artwork, giving you high resolution digital files, in any format that you prefer.

I am usually booked up a week or two ahead, but I am happy to discuss your ideas now.


Feel free to visit my blog, The Dancing Moose to see what I've been up to lately


Partial Client List:

Akamai, Arista Records, The Atlantic Magazine, Bayer Pharmaceutical, BBB, (national office), Blackrock Funds, Boeing Aviation, Boarshead Meats, Cold Stone Creamery, Cisco Systems, Dartmouth University, Fidelity Investments, Google, Granite Corporation, Hearst Corp., The Home Depot, Hubspot, Intel Corporation, King Features, Kroger, McDonald's, Macmillan Publishing, Merck Pharmaceutical, Northwestern Mutual, Penguin Books, Pepsi, Prentice Hall/Pearson Press, Random House Books, Roche Pharmaceutical, Smithfield, Spyder Sportswear, Stanford Business School,  SteelCase Inc., Steuben Foods, SunTrust Financial, Taco Bell, Time Warner, Towers Watson, Tribune Media, The University of Delaware, The University of Southern California, Wiley Business Books.




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