The Adventures of Jasper combines my love of Siberian Huskies with my passion for comics, specifically European comics in the clear-line style pioneered many decades ago by Belgium’s Herge, the creator of Tintin. I remember when I discovered Tintin in the school library at the age of 9. I devoured them! I loved Herge’s realistic artwork and the humour in his characters.
They inspired me to create my own comics that I worked on in my spare time all the way through High School.
My early comic work helped land my first job as a trainee layout artist with a Sydney animation company. That was back in 1981! Over 30 years ago! Crikey!!!
Originally from Australia (can you tell?), I moved to Canada in 1994 with Kay, also an animation artist and painter, and our first Siberian Husky named Ruby.
Since 1995 we’ve continued working from our home based studio in the wilds of East Sooke, British Columbia creating storyboards and designs for animation companies in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Disney TV, Warner Bros, Hanna Barbera, Nelvana, Nickelodeon and Atomic Cartoons are just some of the studios we’ve worked for over that time. We’ve also added to our team of Huskies over the years, fostering …(which to us usually means keeping)… rescue dogs. Obviously, our dogs are the inspiration for my comic Jasper and they’ve given me endless material to draw from…(pun intended)!