Born: 8/13/48 Bakersfield, CA (a great place to be away from – as far as you can get).Drew from comics - like all of us, I’m sure. Stayed three years in a two-year school (studying fine art) and got drafted(1969). Beat the draft by joining the air force for 4 years. Still ended up in Viet Nam in August(70-71), 6 months after I got married at the end of February. Took several of my comics with me – mostly Neal Adams. Met a crazy guy by the name of Mike Grell. Took over the weekly cartoon he was drawing when he left for home. Spent the last two years of my hitch in Illinois. During a tdy in 1969 spent 4 weeks in Texas – met Larry Herndon and friends. Had purchased several of his Star Studded Comics..