Curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum of its kind in the western United States, with nearly two decades’ experience in museum operations, including curatorial duties, collections management, gallery preparation and maintenance, administration, public programming, and education. Recognized as an authority in the subject of comic art, and knowledgeable in a variety of disciplines throughout the field.
1998: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO: Bachelor’s degree, Studio Art
1994: Wellington High School, Wellington, OH
2001-present: Gallery Manager and Curator, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2001: Museum Preparator, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2000-present: Freelance Writer and Cartoonist
2008-present: National Cartoonists Society, Associate Member in good standing
Curator and designer of more than 100 exhibitions of cartoon and comic art worldwide, primarily for the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA. Additional venues include MoCCA, New York City, NY; The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh, PA; Amadora BD Festival, Amadora, Portugal; The Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada; Comicdom, Athens, Greece; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Author of several books and articles on cartoon and comic history, including The Looney Tunes Treasury, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, The Complete Peanuts Family Album, The Art of Harley Quinn, and Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties, and multiple publications for the Cartoon Art Museum.
Lecturer and panel moderator at comic book conventions and festivals worldwide, including San Diego Comic-Con International, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Comicdom, and New York City Comicon.
Cartoonist, illustrator, and writer whose work has appeared in publications including Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw The Line at Parkinson’s, The Sakai Project, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes, and Marvel Comics Holiday Special.
Awards and Recognition
Inkpot Award recipient at San Diego Comic-Con International, 2015.
Harvey Award winner for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, 2015.
Best Professional Fanboy, San Francisco Weekly, 2012.
Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards judge, 2004.