Born & Raised in Los Angeles. Mister Cartoon was introduced to design through his rudimentary career as a graffiti artist in the 80s.
He has since found his calling in hip-hop culture through the creation of tattoo art, magazines, album covers, backdrops for music videos and TV shows, and the trunks of lowriders. His style of art and fine line tattooing was invente3d in the prison system but was popularized on the street in the 70's. His artwork revered, Cartoon is a member of the select Soul Assassins family of artists.
U.S. Magazines that have featured Cartoon's work include Rolling Stone, Details, Detour, Vibe, XXL, Hustler, Source, V America, Lowrider, Rap Pages, Glue and Tattoo, and FHM. As well as Japanese magazines like Lowrider, Fine, Burst, H Magazine, Tokion; and the UK magazines Loaded and FHM.
Cartoon has done album covers, logos, and or advertising material for Snoop Dogg, D12, Eazy E, Clipse, Cypress Hill, Shady Records, Stussy, Supreme, Tribal Streetwear, Black Flys, X-Large, and Joker Brand Clothing.
His intricate art has been inscribed on the bodies of Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, Method Man, Beyonce, Fat Joe, and Kanye West.
He has been contracted to build custom cars for Larry Flint, Oscar De La Hoya, Eminem, Fabolous, and Scion, just to name a few.
He has exhibited in LA, NY, Tokyo, and London. Most recently at Nike's Blu House in Venice, CA where he broke the style barriers with the first ever, limited edtion, lowrider Nike Cortez's and AF1's. To be released at the end of 2004 and throughout 2005.