What started with a silly suggestion from my girlfriend, "do a drawing with a cactus", ended up with one of my favorite pieces. My mind, which is geared for puns, quickly bridged cactus with cacti, and I imagined a man sporting a cactus tie. Despite the laborious push to render every barb, by drawing around it -leaving the white of the page, the cac-tie is seldom noticed. It's the character himself that people love, and I find myself feeling the same way. If I could plan such a successful piece, I would always do it. This one is a little magical to me, and is an original drawing I can't bring myself to sell. I'll only be selling prints of him in a limited run.