Ok, here it is. The last cover of SF Weekly that has my name on it. Just in time for the Super Bowl on Sunday. It might not be my best work ever, but I had fun doing it and hope to see empty newspaper racks by the end of the day.
We had a pretty good run, SFW. You taught me many new things about myself, challenged me to find my voice, and gave me the freedom to take risks while constantly pushing me to do better. You helped me collaborate with some of the most talented artists I know and helped me reach beyond the audience of San Francisco. For that, I am eternally grateful and thankful of the time we had together. It’s been real.
Thanks to everyone who contributed over the years, to Michael Shavalier for hiring me, and to Darrick Rainey and Tom Carlson for guiding me. Thanks to my parents for supporting my connection to art and creating over all those years. I wouldn’t be the same without it.
Most importantly, thanks to my wife Jaleen for keeping my head on straight, telling me when I needed to stop and when I needed to go further. I am a stubborn piece of crap sometimes and I never would have made it this far without her support. She’s the best.
Time to see how really living in my own skin feels. Here’s to new beginnings.
See you out there…