Going bye-bye to Austin

Peace all.  Sadly (and for now), my time here in Chicago has come to an end.  Since my relocation to Chicago from Los Angeles in 1998 (and subsequent Navy enlistment), I have met some awesome people and made some lifelong friends.  You've watched me grow, roll the dice, win some, lose some, and roll with the punches.  For everyone that has ever given me a shot, told me no, had a laugh with me, tested me, embraced me, fronted on me, celebrated and/or commiserated with me, I send a huge salute!!  For everyone that reads this, I'm positive that you have had a hand in my successes, and I am eternally grateful for all of that.  I hope that I have provided the same in some fashion.

Some of you know more about my personal situation than others, but the past few years has been a beautiful struggle trying to survive as a creative...with responsibilities.  I took that chance on a whole lot because there is no reward without risk. I've done a whole lot with a little bit of nothing, but it is time for me to explore other avenues.  On May 16, I start working in Austin for a company named BigCommerce.  I'm pretty much leaving the majority of my belongings in storage and taking some clothes, I could use a bit of your help in making this transition a bit easier.  

Any small amount will help and be extremely appreciated! I thank you for your encouragment in helping me to build my career as an artist. It is a lifetime challenge to make artwork in our world, and I wouldn't be where I am without the love and support of my friends, colleagues and family.


  • Darlene Gentle 
    • $25 
    • 50 mos
  • Eddy Lamarre 
    • $20 
    • 50 mos
  • Adeline Valentine 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Maritza Cervantes 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Selina Fabian 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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Johari Perpetual Rebel Palacio 
Chicago, IL
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