I started painting after years of self-taught cartooning, illustration and design. At an early age, I developed a taste for parody and satire. I went nuts for Wacky Packages (collectible stickers that lampooned various consumer products) and the early Mad comic books from the 1950s (available in paperback collections which I discovered at age 12). Since then I’ve enjoyed riffing on, tweaking, and bending images and ideas, in order to say something new, ironic or humorous. It’s conceptual art, sometimes with a joke.