"If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien Greetings! I'm a freelance illustrator and an amateur writer of fiction. My primary influences in literature are: J.R.R. Tolkien J.K. Rowling George R.R. Martin Robert Jordan Terry Brooks Terry Pratchett Max Brooks Robert Kirkman Ken Follett Christopher Hitchens ...and I could literally go on for the remainder of the day. I love stories more than anything else in this world. I think the story in itself is the greatest thing ever conceived by mankind. It's a fabrication that can take on so many forms, over the course of countless crafts and trades, and it can invoke a strong sense of motivation and inspiration, regardless of who is exposed to it. Religion survives from the accounts of ancient stories. World governments rise and fall due to the stories that each leader stands behind; the philosophies they choose to adopt. As introspective creatures, there is nothing more important to us than a good story.