As an author, I’ve worked for publisher’s worldwide and of all sizes, including self-published books. To date, I have had 5 Amazon bestsellers, including 2 graphic novels, 2 horror novels, and my “how to self-publish” book, Paper Walls.
I’ve spent nearly 30 years making comics, 20 years of those self-publishing and 10 of those working for professional publishers. I’ve worked for major brands like Classics Illustrated, Dark Horse Entertainment and even Marvel Comics! I work for a number of small press publishers as well and vary my skills because I like to stay busy. For various clients, I write scripts, for others I pencil or ink, and for others, I colour or letter. Two of the graphic novels I’ve worked on for Classics Illustrated publisher, Jack Lake Productions, have been Amazon Bestsellers.
I love to teach. Whether it is with one of the prestigious colleges or art schools that I work with, a seminar or workshop, or as a guest speaker, I have a real passion for educating new and burgeoning creatives. I love to help people make the best of their talents and turn them into a career. My how-to book Paper Walls, which teaches you to self-publish on any budget, was an Amazon bestseller for over 7 weeks. If you’d like to talk to me about a public speaking engagement, workshop or educational course, feel free to contact me here.
I love to tell stories that make you think. I might tell you an eerie horror story that gives you chills, leaving you spending a sleepless night staring at your closet. I might tell you a satire that makes you laugh until you cry. I might tell you a crime story, so suspenseful that it leaves you breathless, wondering if the detective will apprehend the killer before they strike again. I might tell you an erotica that will leave you breathless for…other reasons… But above all, I want to tell you a story that makes you think: about life, love society…about real life issues that make you challenge your own beliefs, all through the safe and comfortable filter of fiction.
I have over 15 years of professional experience in writing and illustration for graphic novels and film. I have also had the privilege of being a part of the writing team for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and it’s one-shot spin-off; Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul along with being involved with art production for Dark Horse Comics and Jack Lake Productions.
I currently spend most of my time working as a traditional novelist and teaching the next generation of artists and writers. I collaborate with some great art organizations and schools and conduct independent seminars, as well as serve as an adjunct professor teaching writing and digital illustration in the Sequential Arts program at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design in Toronto, Ontario, Canada