BA, 1997, Hope College, Holland, MI; MFA, 2002, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: apexart, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco; galerie anne barrault, Paris; MCA, Chicago. Publications: Clumsy; Funny Misshapen Body; Darth Vader and Son; Jedi Academy; My Teacher Is A Robot. Bibliography:
I decided to pursue my MFA at SAIC in 2000 so that I could push myself in new directions as an artist, which led me first to drawing autobiographical comics, and later to creating numerous middle grade graphic novels. I’ve dabbled in screenwriting, music videos, and illustration, but my primary interest is still comics and graphic novels.
Ten years later I began teaching here, and continue to do so because I find that the school's community challenges and informs my work. I hope my students will be less concerned with end results and more focused on their processes—which I believe is the best way to achieve better end results.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.