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I've always been interested in art and illustration and from a very early age I knew it was something that I wanted to pursue as a creative passion. My inspirations early on were saturday morning cartoons, nature and my ever growing collection of Super Nintendo games. As simple as they were looking back at them, they inspired me to draw out my own adventures on paper - creating characters and environments from my imagination.

My eventual goal is to independently produce and publish my own creative content as a full time undertaking. At this time, I am currently handling website development and photography for my family business, AZSlot.com as well as producing a weekly web-comic with creative social commentary at CaptainFreeagle.com. Captain Freeagle is my main focus and is actively in production with Issue #1 of the comic book in print distribution and Issue #2 in development.

Interests: Cartoon Illustration, Graphic Design, Creative Writing, Traveling and Photography

Favorite artists: Yoshitaka Amano, Glen Angus, Preston Blair, Hiyao Miyazaki, Tom Bancroft, Hanna-Barbera, Frank Frazetta, Francis Ford Coppola, Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Favorite media: Ghost in the Shell, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Over the Hedge, Spirited Away, The Godfather, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Jonny Quest, Indiana Jones, Big Hero 6, Star Wars Episode 4, Ping Pong Playa, Harry Potter, Cowboy Bebop, James Bond.

Favorite games: Final Fantasy Tactics, Deus Ex, Chrono Trigger, Fallout 4, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadows of Chernobyl, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy 6, Diablo 2, Odin Sphere, Parasite Eve 2, Bahamut Lagoon.

Tools of choice: Photoshop, 3dsmax, Flash, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 70-200 2.8L II.

Musicians I like: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Yasunori Mitsuda, Zero 7, Nobuo Uematsu, Thievery Corporation, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Amon Tobin, Yoko Kanno, John Williams, Neil Young, The Verve, Peshay, Gorillaz.