I’ve always loved comics, first as a form of entertainment and later as a form of expression. Todd McFarlane’s Spider-man, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Chris Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men and John Byrne’s Superman got me hooked. I was also fascinated with the spectrum of illustration styles in the mainstream comics I found on the racks in small town pharmacies. Walt Simonson, Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio and Sam Kieth also inspired some of my early drawings.
In college, I studied interactive multimedia to find a job making interactive CD-ROMs and websites, but I also took painting, photography, film, animation and installation art classes. And I started to meet other comic book fans. These people introduced me to the works of Mike Mignola, Bill Sienkiewicz and Dave McKean.
All of this informed the comics and artwork collected in Moments Lost and Found, which I made between 1997 and 2012. Some of this material was previously self-published in Sketches and Streams, the 1st and 2nd editions, and The Early Years Collected.