photo: Birdman (birdmanphotos.com) Interview with GREG SIMKINS: Your childhood ambition: To be a veterinarian or work with animals. Also to make cartoons : ) Something you treasure: My family. Your worst habit: Getting distracted easily. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: Sketching in my small sketchbooks and creating stories. Your first job: Janitor age 12. I worked there 4 years while also working at a kennel washing and walking dogs. Also was volunteering at a veterinary hospital. At 17 I quit those jobs to deliver pizzas for a couple years, then waited tables and did freelance art through college. Someone whose work you highly recommend: Living: Mars-1. Dead: Emanuel Leutze. See more of Greg Simkins’ work here.