Artworks from Richard A. Fuscia, Jr.
Self portrait done from an exercise in Drawing From on the Right Side of the Brain. March 22, 2014
Hello to all that are visiting my site. My name is Rich Fuscia, Jr. and I live in Atlanta, GA. I’m married and have a son. My current occupation is being a production artist for International Paper, a job I feel lucky to have. It’s not often that someone can say they love their job but I do. I get to work on a Macintosh computer and work in programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I learn new things everyday. I don’t believe the analogy that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. I find that an ignorant statement.
I am proud to say that I am a practicing Roman Catholic. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I put Him before anything else.
My professional journey is a difficult one. Things didn’t go as planned as I had hoped for. But with God’s grace I found my way in this world. I was a high school drop out who got out with a GED. I find the school system antiquated. I went to vocational school for commercial art and found that antiquated as well. My main goal was to go to the Art Institute. I thought that would be the answer. After a year I was disillusioned even with 4.0 gpa. I dropped out of there as well with a mountain of student debt. I guess you could say I was a rebel.
I always wanted to be a cartoonist / comic book artist. That was my vision of a happy life. To be able to produce art, get payed it, get exposure and build a fan base. I struggled to get that career off the ground and failed. The part that I failed at was getting paid and build a fan base. I still produce art.
I worked as a cook, stock boy, and courier for years. Until the iMac was introduced in 1998. Lucky for me I had the funds saved up to buy one and unbeknownst to me would pave the way for my career as a graphic artist and have been a professional for 10 years and still going.
My main goal has always been to be a cartoonist though. I will still carry the dream with me.
Richard A. Fuscia, Jr.
My wife Moon drawn on November 27, 2015 and my boy Jayson Quentin
drawn on April 10, 2015