I’ve always loved wordplay and it’s always inspired my art, especially my cartooning. Many of my images arise from words and phrases that catch my attention. My tin wordplay started when I found a name emblem from a car on the ground, and it resonated with me, and then I realized that I could source nameplates from wrecking yards. I quickly identified the yards with a big selection that didn’t care if I took them, or that charged a nominal fee. I’d go in with a bag and hammer and a chisel and come out with a bagful of chrome words. If I didn’t care about the name, I’d break the letters apart and sort them into 26 bags. Then I’d assemble the words from letters that looked good together before I started putting together the image.