Cheyenne was born and raised on the Island of Oahu in the State of Hawaii, and grew up in the small North Shore community of Hale'iwa. Bitten by the art-bug at a young age, he began working summers at the town's local newspaper North Shore News as a paste-up artist. It was there that his first cartoons were published in a Gary Larson-inspired strip called "The Wright Angle".
Cheyenne graduated from Waialua High School at the age of 17. The quote under his yearbook photo read "Don't let going to school get in the way of your education"--a motto the Cheyenne took with him to college. He enrolled in courses that were dear to his heart--Oil Painting, Graphic Design, Art History, Stagecraft and Psychology, and excelled in them all.
Eventually the needs of rent and food caught up with him and he left the comforts of college life to join the workforce. However, his four-panel cartoon strip "The Meaning of Lite", continued to run for the next two seasons by popular demand.
Cheyenne then enjoyed a 2-year stint as a late night DJ and minor celebrity working for the immensely popular local station RADIO FREE HAWAII, as well as doing some stage theater before realizing that--while he possessed the soul of Hamlet-- he reflected the mien of Biker No. 3. Cheyenne put acting on an indefinite hiatus, and headed for the mainland to try his hand at freelance art.
Landing in Seattle on the Ides of March in 1992, Cheyenne set about making a name for himself. He attempted (unsuccessfully) to get in on this new Magic:The Gathering thing, instead finding work as an art assistant to the premiere freelance artists Phil & Kaja Foglio.
Cheyenne now spends most of his days as the colorist of the Eisner Award nominated Girl Genius comic (www.girlgenius.net) by Studio Foglio, and doing freelance art for such luminaries as Pinnacle Entertainment, Cheapass Games, and TV personality and foodie guru Alton Brown (www.altonbrown.com)