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.