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I'm a work in progress. Since I'm not satisfied with my body or my job, I'm actually doing something about it instead of whining about it.
I am driven and focused on my long term goal to one day...FINALLY...be able to say: "I am a professional cartoonist. That's my job."
You may or may not be able to handle my sense of humor or my ADHD. (The struggle is real.) My only intention is to amuse and entertain, but sometimes instead of being the comedian, I end up being "The Human Hemorrhoid".
-My full time job is working with The Main Crew for Nicor Gas. We put pipe in the ground and connect it to a live existing main. (I can hear you snoring. Stop it.)
-I've been taking boxing lessons at X-Sport Fitness in St. Charles as well as X-IT Classes to shed some LBS and build muscle.
-Besides lesson plans, I'm working on a few commissions, comic strip ideas, and character designs. Next year, I'll have a table at Chicago's C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo).
-I'm a karaoke junkie. Well, kind of. I don't go out as much, but I sing with my brother-in-law's band at the church he preaches at and occasionally will lead church service. I'm always trying out songs at home (yes, I sing in the shower).
-Being opinionated (yet still respectful of other's opinions)
-Entertaining people with my sense of humor
-Entertaining kids (kids LOVE me)
-My singing ability
-My drawing skills
-My ability to entertain or annoy (depending on who you ask)
-(According to a number of ladies) My butt. (Ummm, okay.)
-(METAL) Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Rob Zombie.
-(CLASSIC ROCK) The Beatles, The WHO, Pink Floyd, The Police, Styx.
-(80's) Duran Duran, Asia, and 80's one-hit-wonders.
-(TOP 40) Katy Perry, Carly Rae, Skrillex, Lumineers, Bruno Mars.
-CLASSICAL (including John Williams soundtracks)
-EARLY BLUES (like Robert Johnson)
-With THE EXCEPTION of Johnny Cash, I CANNOT STAND country.
No, I do not care if you DO.
-Various audiobooks (I'm VERY picky about what book I want to actually LISTEN to as opposed to READING).
-Chicago Sports Radio 670 A.M. (I'm ADDICTED to the Boers & Bernstein Show)
Movies: STAR WARS TRILOGY, INDIANA JONES FILMS, GODFATHER TRILOGY, LORD OF THE RINGS, BLADE RUNNER, EXORCIST, HELLBOY 2, AVENGERS, IRON MAN, BOURNE TRILOGY, JAWS, DARK KNIGHT, BORAT, BLAZING SADDLES, various documentaries...
...that's just a few.
Books: Last book I've read - Official Truth 101 Proof by Rex Brown.
Current audiobooks: KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O'Reilly, TOUGH SH*T: LIFE ADVICE FROM A FAT, LAZY SLOB WHO DID GOOD by Kevin Smith
When I'm at the drawing board, I LOVE listening to SCHULZ AND PEANUTS: A BIOGRAPHY by David Michaelis
Favorite food: Mom's home cooking (Mexican style). I'd like to try different foods out there despite being a somewhat picky eater. I DO have a weakness for pizza and Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice.
My singing ability
My family & friends
My iMac & PC
My Christian Faith
-how I'm going to get a booth or table at San Diego Comicon
-My time in the Army, specifically when I was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. Not a day goes by when I don't daydream about my time there. I would LOVE to re-live it all over again.
-Not just being a successful cartoonist, but having my characters be iconic figures that kids go crazy over.
-When I'm going to get married/start a family. It's inevitable, but I always wonder when that day will come.
-What kind of a father I will be.
-The positive and wonderful memories of my life so far that have shaped me into who I am today.
-at the drawing board honing my God-given drawing skills
-doing homework assignments
-giving in to my addiction to Facebook
-going to see a movie
-going to a karaoke bar
Yes... I'm 40 years old and I STILL throw down in the heavy metal mosh pits. Crowd surfing is optional of course...
-If you are of the Christian faith. (I cannot date someone who is atheist, agnostic, or of a different faith. It would not work out.)
-You can tolerate my sense of humor and don't get easily offended.
-You find cartoonists intriguing.
By all means send me a message or instant message so that we can chat.