I’ve been a fan of graphic art all my life. When I was 10 it was comic books. I vividly remember walking into the grocery store near my house and picking up an issue of Amazing Spider-Man. Seeing illustrations of Spidey swinging through the streets of New York City was life changing. I immediately wanted to recreate the art I found on the pages of that comic book, so I began drawing.
I still have the first illustration I did of “Wolf-Spider”, a character my 10-year-old mind thought was totally original and not like Spider-Man at all. He’s twisted in the same way that Todd McFarlane and Erik Larsen drew the Web-Head in the 90’s. He’s flanked by buildings on either side of him and swinging on a collision course with the viewer. This image left an indelible mark on me and I wouldn’t be who I am without having seen it.