I'm a fun-loving, easy-going person, but my biggest turn-off is people who are bored, jaded and/or spoiled. Really, all we have in life are small moments - we live in the present-- the past and the future do not exist - and if you can't enjoy the moment, you're not enjoying life.
My work as a writer and cartoonist is both social and solitary. There's no way to really get the work done but alone. Conversely, I attend functions often via work, and that's my chance to socialize.
I love my work: a salary writing job with bonus income writing and writing/drawing comic books. I've also had some adventures in entertainment writing (primarily feature film screenplays).
By nature, I love storytelling and learning about people and places, art, culture, so I have a curious mind and, at the risk of sounding very Huell Howser, the greatest adventure in life is really right in our own backyard (and occasionally, on the front lawn...).
I love living in Los Angeles and weekend getaways to various beloved parts of California, including Santa Barbara, the Bay Area, San Diego/La Jolla, Laguna Beach, Central Coast (especially Cambria, Cayucos and SLO) and Carmel/Pacific Grove/Monterey. In April 2013, thanks to a travel writing trip, I also discovered all the major cities of Arizona, but I particularly fell hard for the cities and climes of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff, Sedona and Jerome).
On my free time, I enjoy visiting places, restaurants, the occasional hiking, and the company of the woman in my world.