It's no secret that we're big fans of T.J.'s style here, and marvel at its strange mutant-like ability to evoke both 1990s indie comics and classic American humour comic looks all at once. With this in mind, we decided to ask a question that really tapped into his preferences as a reader as well as a creator.
At that point I'd just started school, and I'd sort of chosen my Sequential Art major on sort of a whim, really. It was between that and Illustration. All of my favorite artists were cartoonists, so based on that alone, I chose Sequential Art. So, I was pretty aimless and lost at first, and really getting back into drawing seriously in a long time. When I picked up that book and started to read, it was one of those life-changing moments. I remember feeling the hair on the back of my neck stand up... maybe there was a choir singing behind me, I can't remember. I realized what I was going to do for the rest of my life, and that was ten years ago. It's been really rewarding getting to do something I'm passionate about, and I hope I can continue to do it for a long, long time.