For anyone who has made it out to the New York City Comic Con, a Wizard World show, the New York Anime Festival, or any of the number of conventions I’ve been a chalk artist at and met me in person, you’ve probably received one of my business cards. For those who actually read it, they often laugh and ask me one question: What on earth is Troll Fighting? You see, my card lists me as an Illustrator, a Cartoonist, and a Graphic Artist… but it is that fourth item of Troll Fighting that people find the most interesting. In truth it is a simple story that doesn’t involve knightly heroics or internet invasions.
When I printed my cards up through a company called bosslogo.com (highly recommended and very reasonable) I wanted to put an illustration on the back as a mini-portfolio piece. I thought it would be funny to have one outrageous thing listed on the card to actually see if anyone was reading it. So now I always know when people glance then put the card their pocket they didn’t actually read it. It is the people who ask me What the Heck is Troll Fighting that I KNOW read the card. Kind of a little in-joke to myself. Once I thought Troll Fighting was pretty funny, I came up with an image on the back of me fighting said Troll with a giant brush. And that is the digital painting you see on this page.
So if you have one of my business cards but never heard the story, you probably were a little confused. Well, now you know. And for those who don’t have a card yet, be sure to ask for one… I’ve got thousands of them!