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My life long fandom of the horror genre began with Friday evenings being spent watching the Channel 8 Plenty Scary Movie. This gave me access to all the classic Universal monsters as well as the great science fiction movies of the 50’s. I enjoyed drawing and my favorite subjects were always the Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and last but not least Godzilla. I thoroughly enjoyed the likes of Frankenstein and Dracula but found myself drawn to the more animalistic creatures.

At the age of 8 I begged my mother to let me see “American Werewolf in London”. How scary could it be with the Dr. Pepper jingle guy right? Well she remitted and that movie scared the hell out of me! Just as I begged to see it I was begging her to let me leave the theater. She wasn’t having it and was of the mindset that you get what you ask for.

Every night for at least a month after that experience I was having werewolf nightmares that I still can remember vividly. Ultimately having gotten over the idea that at any moment a werewolf was going to jump through my window my obsession was solidified.

As a teenager I rented and watched all the 70s and 80’s classics with particular fondness to the Phantasm series created by Don Coscarelli.

I think what grabbed me most was while watching those movies it felt like you were seeing a regular guy’s vision being put out there in a nuts and bolts manner. To enjoy it gave the sensation of being privy to a insider view. It was fun! It certainly is the reason I chose a Plymouth Barracuda as the feature car in my story.

Fast forwarding I grew up to became a professional commercial illustrator having the privilege of getting to work on many interesting fun projects. Still at the back of my mind I had a couple of stories that I wanted to get out and do for my own personal pleasure as a fan of horror. I wanted to contribute something.

My opportunity came as the recession hit and I found that I had a lot more time on my hands! It was tough being a freelancing illustrator but I worked on improving my portfolio and knew that a graphic novel would go a long way as far as a drawing boot camp so I took the plunge. It has taken me 3 years to get to this point, working pages in between paying jobs and raising my son. I am happy that I put this in motion, no regrets! It is my hope those out there that experience “The Devil’s Dog” enjoy it. If I accomplish to entertain a few of my brethren then I have succeeded!