Illustration as I understand it is a visual language that merges image and text, regardless of whether the text is explicit or implicit; the distinguishing factor is visual storytelling. Illustration is the medium of my youth. When I was young bringing my imagination to life was what drawing was all about. Capturing the energy and momentum of moving bodies through drawing allowed me to indirectly experience all that same energy in a way that was truly real and immediate. Drawing was just another way for me to explore and understand my world, and so far that has not changed.