I am often asked, how I got into drawing cars. Well, I was one of those guys in school that was always drawing cars on my book covers and along the margins of my notes. When I graduated from Collingswood High School (in Collingswood, NJ), I thought I wanted to be a draftsman. It didn't take long for me to realize that my heart belonged to illustration.
I kept drawing drag racing and muscle cars and in 1975 had my first illustration published in "Drag Racing USA" magazine, and have never stopped.
Eventually, in the early '80s, I went to Philadelphia College of Art and studied illustration. After I put together a portfolio, I began my freelance career. In the early '90s I had the unique opportunity to work in the "Boys Toys" R&D Department at Tyco Toys where I worked on Tyco RC, Tyco HO Electric Racing, Matchbox die-cast cars, Matchbox Play Sets, and Matchbox Collectibles product lines. Not only did I have receive a first-rate education in product design and development, I worked with some of the most talented and creative people I have ever known.
No, it wasn't like the Tom Hanks movie, "BIG," but I did share many wacky times there.
All along though, I kept my hand in the magazine biz and am currently a contributing artist and writer for "VETTE Magazine". And now we're part of the blogophere with our "CorvetteReport.com" featuring all kinds of juicy tidbits for the Corvette enthusiast.
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