A native of Connecticut, is a cartoonist, filmmaker, producer and writer. The creator of the Scruples Comic characters and the writer and executive producer of the Diamond Ruff Book and Movie. He is currently the President of Young Studios headquartered in Hartford, CT. He is also the founder and executive director of the youth non-profit agency The Joe, Picture This Show, Inc. (The Hartford Animation and Film Institute). He is a former Guinness World Record Holder for creating the World’s Longest Comic Strip. In 1999 he received the prestigious Daily Point of Light Award from the White House for volunteering his time in bringing the Arts to disadvantaged children. He and his work has appeared in People, Ebony, GQ and Jet Magazines, the Boston Globe, New York Times, C-Span, US Weekend, CNN and other national media outlets.