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Me!
I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil (or actually, crayon at the time), so of course when it came time to go to college, I had to major in art. At the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point I assembled my own illustration major before it was the popular thing to do, and took as many classes as I could that involved drawing people. My senior exhibit was made up entirely of 12' tall charcoal figure drawings.

After that I pursued my love of comics. If you're snooty about it, you can call 'em "sequential art". For five years I self-published a web/print comic called "Tonja Steele", which you can check out if you like.

These days, "Tonja Steele" has taken the back seat to my new love: Caricaturing! During the summer, I work as part of a team of caricaturists at the Shakopee Valleyfair. In the off season, I freelance, which probably saves you quite a drive.

I'm goal- and deadline-oriented, a member of the National Caricaturist Network, and pretty darned funny. Just ask me.

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Tonja Steele and all related characters and concepts are 1995-2005 Joey Hetzel. All rights reserved. Any reproduction of this material without written permission by the creator is strictly prohibited.

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