GeneralAbsolutely anything creative in any media at any time. That covers everything from art, words, food, sex, everything. Don't bore me and I won't bore you. Having a business that also functions as a "school" for comic artists always provides interest. I love finding and working with fresh talent. Watching first hand someone grow as an artist is, as the folks at Master card say, priceless.
MusicMazzy Star, Eels, Jane's Addiction, William Orbit, Iggy Pop, Chicane, Venus Hum, Neko Case, Hooverphonic, Rolling Stones, Thea Gilmore, Motorcycle, Guns N' Roses, Brian Eno, Alice In Chains, Garbage, Billy Idol, Morrissey, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Nick drake, Silversun Pickups, Hole, Conjure One, Nirvana, The Cure, The Clash, Bjork, Frou Frou, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, The White Stripes, Euphoria, Massive Attack, HEM, Aimee Mann, Roxy Music, Arcade Fire, Telepopmusik, The Psychedelic Furs, Beck, Rachael Yamagata, Azure Ray, New Order, THe Pretenders, Throwing Muses, Juno Reactor, Talking Heads, Secret Machines, Heather Nova, Death Cab For Cutie, Depeche Mode, Ursula Rucker, Bloc Party, Zero 7, Simple Minds, The Dandy Warhols, Siouxie and The Banshees, Groove Armada, PJ Harvey, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, The Cult
MoviesEternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Pulp Fiction, No Country For Old Men, Alien, Aliens, Forbidden Planet, Jaws, Being John Malcovich, The Terminator, Dr. Strangelove, Batman Begins, Bullitt (actually, anything Steve McQueen), 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather (I and II), Apocalypse Now, Bride Of Frankenstein, Dracula (the original), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original), Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Team America, Fight Club, The Exorcist, Se7en, True Lies, The Thing (Carpenter version), Silence Of The Lambs, Shawshank Redemption, Magnolia, Best In Show, FRIGGIN' FIGHT CLUB DAMMIT!
TelevisionNot much. Discovery Channel type stuff, Battlestar Gallactica, a few dumb-assed reality shows (thanks Bridget!). South park. Six Feet Under (best series finale of all time). The Sopranos (worst series finale of all time). I annoyingly and reluctantly still watch Lost. Some random cable shit. Cold Case Files. Still waiting for the same punch in the balls I got from watching Twin Peaks - might have to come up with that myself (a show, not a punch in the balls).
SOME OF MY ART!.
If you don't know comics you probably don't know who I
am which is fine because that's what Myspace is for.
Really. Oh, and if you google me only the good stuff
is true. Really.
I've been an artist for as long as I can remember and
a professional (paid) artist for 27 years, and all
those years have been in comics. In ..92 I was part of
what some have called a revolution in the comic
industry. Me and six other goofs decided we didn't
want to WORK for "The Man" but wanted to BE "The Man"!
At least our bizarro version of The Man. A version
where "The Man" was replaced by "The Creators" . The
lunatics literally took over the asylum and Image
comics was born. For the first time the creators had
real juice in an industry run by publishers. Cool
shit. Sixteen years later we're still here and we
still got juice. Very cool shit.
I live to make stuff up and its worked out pretty
well. I've gotten to not only create whatever I want
but I've gotten to work with some of the most kick ass
artists and writers around. Plus I get to play in a
sandbox that includes not just comics but TV, video
games, Anime, toys, and movies too. The best part is
that the sand in the box is mine and nobody gets to
kick it in my face.
Outwardly I'm an easy going guy but I know that if you
have a sweet tooth you can't put out your hand and
wait for somebody to give you a candy bar. You want
that Baby Ruth sometimes you gotta go out and make the
chocolate (yes, you are correct, that was an annoying
analogy). Probably the toughest part about becoming a
business man/artist/creator/ etc. was learning that in
the real world nobody gives you candy. I love candy.
I'm an Aries and an artist so if you know (or care)
about astrology you must already be feeling sorry for
my lovely (and patient) wife Bridget. Yep, us artistic
types (you know who you are you freaks) can be a bit
much to deal with. And us Aries types (you know who
you are you sick fucks) can be a bit much too.
I live in LA with the previously mentioned lovely
(actually check out my photo section because she is
drop dead all out gorgeous) wife and a really weird
but strangely likable Doberman named Ronald. Btw, if
anyone reading this is afraid of Dobermans rest
assured that even though they can look quite fierce,
they are in fact big pussies. Alice our English
Bulldog on the other hand would kick your ass if you
looked at us wrong. She would then take said ass and
eat it, dump it out the next morning, gaze at it's
steaming beauty, think of you and laugh. That bitch
rocked. RIP girl.
LA is awesome because you can love it and hate it at
the same time and it will totally understand. Its cool
that way. Plus this is where the Wizard lives and my
head is always in Oz. I love movies and now that
comics own Hollywood and it's surgically enhanced
butt, its a great time to do what I do.
Anyway, enough about me. Add me as a friend and tell
me about you. I'm interested. Really.
CHECK OUT MY INTERVIEWS AND OTHER COOL VIDEOS
HERE IS A LINK TO MY VIDEO PLAYLIST ..
Who I'd like to meet:Basically anyone not falling under the heading of a-hole. You don't have to be smart, charming, witty, good looking, rich, talented, or famous. Just real. Now if you happen to be smart, charming, witty, good looking, rich, talented, famous AND real well shit, life dealt you a royal flush so sure, add me. If you think of TMZ as life's bible don't bother contacting me. Same goes if you think K-Fed is "Dad of the year" and he's always been about the kids. I also have a low tolerance for cowards. If you are the type not brave enough to look in the mirror and see the one person responsible for your happiness do us both a favor and go add someone else. In short, I'd like to meet fearless people. I don't mean jump out of airplane fearless, I mean be YOU, be REAL fearless. You can be opinionated and you don't have to agree with me, just realize that an opinion is your right, not my law. Above all don't be someone online that you aren't in real life because that brings us back to the whole coward thing. I will especially welcome ARTISTIC and PASSIONATE people. It doesn't matter what you are passionate about or from where your artistry originates, just know that I find you instantly interesting and as I said, welcome. ........
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Body type: Athletic
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Some college
- Occupation: Owner/CEO Top Cow productions