Chris has been drawing and writing ever since he can remember. One of his first books was a pattern book called An Eerie Tale.
Even in an 8th grade crafts class, Chris used cartooning skills for this embossed copper project.
In high school, Chris was the cartoonist on the publications staff.
Chris received the Special Award for Best Representing the Theme in the California Air National Guard - 163rd Fighter Group's poster contest during his sophomore year in high school.
Chris drew the cover for his senior year student folder that was provided to all students.
Chris won the BofA Fine Arts award plaque and a journalism writing award from the Sun Telegram his senior year.
Chris studied Design and Visual Communication at Chaffey College. Required courses included figure drawing, poster design, commercial art, drawing, and painting.
After Chris graduated from California State University at Fullerton with a degree in Fine and Studio Arts, he became an art teacher. At night, he worked on his own comic strips.
Chris designed the cover for his class's 10th high school reunion memory book.
In the 1990s, Chris wrote craft articles for Highlights magazine.
Today, Chris writes, draws, and paints. Many of his brightly colored paintings have won awards and have been displayed in local art exhibitions.
His cut-paper silhouettes are based on his grandmother Hedwig's style of art called Scherenschnitte (meaning "scissor cutting") that used black paper cutouts.