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When I was 6, a bad case of Strep Throat turned into a worse case of Scarlet Fever and Scarlatina, ultimately resulting in a couple weeks of misery and late nights. I remember staying up with my parents and watching The Carol Burnett Show, a nice hour long laugh fest that managed to keep my blues away. One Friday evening, after the Carol Burnett Show, a special Fright Night Feature pretty much sealed the deal for me: back to back airings of The Wolfman, starring Lon Chaney Jr., and Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I was hooked.
That late Friday night was a gateway drug into all things Science Fiction an Fantasy. I went from Transformers, He-Man, and Thundercats to The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Comics… Animation… I devoured it all, adding up to what I wanted to make my career: Cartooning and Illustration. I’m now a children’s Science-Fiction and Fantasy Illustrator, as well as working on some comics projects that hearken back to my old Monster Movie roots.
When I first discovered Strange Kids Club, it was like coming home to my childhood; everything that added up to me being “Me” was found here and I can’t recommend it enough.