Great-Nephew of Aye Jaye
(Carny Sideshow Magician / Clown / Ronald McDonald / Actor / Comic / Author of "The Golden Rule of Schmoozing")
Learned to draw by watching "Mark Kistler's Imagination Station" and "The Secret City" on PBS as a child. Years later, Tommy taught classes alongside Mark at numerous art camps across the United States.
Studied animation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the guidance of animator, Tim Decker (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / The Simpsons / Disney Interactive)