I had always wanted to learn how to paint. I was always good at drawing, and when I was a kid, I wanted to be a comic book artist. Over the years, I honed my drawing skills and got pretty got at illustrating. I never became a comic book artist, but my art skills got me my first job in advertising as a graphic artist.

In those days (the late ’80s) advertising agencies were still doing comps and layouts by hand, so being able to illustrate was a big plus. By the early ’90s, computers were starting to take over…

Anthony DiChiara

Author of “The Human Factor”, “The Grinning Man, and the children’s book, “If I Had Super Powers”. Creator of the superhero, The Gray Guardian.

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