A picture is worth a thousand words, right? So, just imagine how effectively a picture can convey your message even your marketing message if it’s accompanied by a just a few words. And then imagine how much more engaging and memorable your message could be if it were humorous or entertaining.
Here’s an example of the monthly strip I do with O’Brien Communications Group:
Yours doesn’t need to be a strip. It could be just one panel, with one caption.
If you have an idea for a custom comic, whether it’s for building your business or just having fun, please feel free to get in touch with me. I’ll be happy to hear from you. And I look forward to creating something with you.
And in case your business needs a little more support — brand management, marketing, and promotion — I’ve collaborated with O’Brien Communications Group to create BizComics. It reflects our convictions that marketing is effective storytelling, that your marketing stories can also engage and entertain by including comics, and that comics can be another way in which you differentiate yourself from your competition.
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After selling my first cartoon in fifth grade, and throughout middle and high school, I drew all day instead of paying attention in class. My edgy humor was infamous. In fact, at one point, I was invited by my high-school principal to stop drawing cartoons that poked fun at my classmates or I wouldn’t graduate. I accepted.
After high school, I went to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. I took the job of graphic artist/cartoonist for the school newspaper, The Guardian, and created weekly political and gag cartoons. That gig landed me an internship at MAD in New York City, during which I wrote for the magazine and cleaned their storage room. At the end of the internship, with the storage room all spiffy, I returned to Ohio, continued to work with MAD on three different series, and drew for numerous other publications.
My original series, Break of Day, is syndicated by GoComics, appearing daily in newspapers and online. I teamed with the comedian, Tommy Blaze, to create Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The series was featured on The Bob and Tom Show. It’s been collected in a hard-cover book. And it’s currently under contract with Levity Entertainment in Los Angeles to be made into an animated series.
I work with corporate clients to create custom cartoons for their businesses. For instance, I draw Thought Leadership for O’Brien Communications Group, with whom I worked to develop this site. George Takei has shared more than a dozen of my cartoons on his Facebook page. And my work has been posted on social media from other organizations such as the Tampa Bay Rays, #grammerly, and more.
If you’d like to get in trouble with me, please click here to contact me. Who knows what we’ll come up with?