Ian I’m freelance illustrator, comic creator and printmaker. I do artwork for bands, comics, publications and other clients. I’ve been known to provide concept art as well. I live in St. Pete/Clearwater are of Florida where I am working on a double major for my M.F.A. and Masters of American History.
I started doing illustration on a professional level when I was 15 doing fliers, layouts and ads for a local metal magazine called Rivot Rag, for which I also wrote for. I did a little art direction as well when working for a cable access metal show called Hell’s Gates. After the magazine dissolved I started doing album art, logos, shirt designs and show fliers for local bands. My love of music and comics got me into this and both keep driving me deeper in. I’ve been on the other side, spent several years playing in various bands in Florida, meeting lots of cool people and checking out a lot of awesome bands.
After awhile my work spread to doing national and international acts, ranging from death, sludge and black metal to hip hop and country. I decided to pursue it as a career and never looked back. I recently became a regular artist for a British Horror mag called Morpheus Tales and I also started working on the scripts and concept art for two comics I am self publishing called Pariah Savior and I, Six. Both tentatively due out next year.
Current Residence: St. Petersburg, FL
Print preference: Screen
Favourite genre of music: Sludge, Death, Southern Rock, Black, Bluegrass, Shoegaze, Doom
Favourite photographer: Mathew Brady
Favourite style of art: Illustration
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: Zune
Favourite cartoon character: Spiderman, Batman, Freakazoid!, The Tick, Earthworm Jim, Yosmite Sam, Mickey Mouse