In childhood drawings Chad often incorporated himself, so it seemed only natural to continue that decades later in The Thinking Man’s Idiocies.

“Way back when, the best way I could get exposure, besides window painting and other freelance artwork …was to get something, like a comic strip, into the U of C’s Newspaper.”

The comic strip would become a regular installment in University of Calgary’s, The Gauntlet for about 5 years.

The Gauntlet section cover Rob and Rick Rodent  Buy a T-shirt comic strip  2  3 T-shirt designs

Sometime after all that, artwork traded for website hosting and a domain name lead to the creation of chadsuniverse.com. Which became the permanent home for the comic strip, only a few finished comics, as well as the growing Red Binder Collection.

“I’ve had that Red Binder for a long time – the first binder fell apart and was retired in 2001. But I replaced it exactly the same thing”

With time, adding doodles, rough sketches and finished illustrations, transformed what was moving through the binder into an immense collection.

“If I’m out and about with a little time on my hands, I’ll find a place to sit and then draw for a little while. So as long as that sort of thing happens, the collection will continue to grow, and grow …and grow.”

Drawing Table

The drawing table in the comic strip is the same Chad has used in real life and for a very long time.

“In my early teens, it was gifted to me by a mentor and I’ve managed to hold on to it, move after move, decade after decade.”

Chad hasn’t been the only user …many furry friends have used it as a perch. Perhaps to supervising creation of content you may find on this site.

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