Thanks for the comment that you left on my page. I'm not as present as the other guys on the Loading Bar mostly because I am doing my MA in England and that takes priority over my time.However I am nearly finished so after Spill Dot Con I can spend more time on Spill.
As for the Happy Hour stuff, Jeff and Jason both live in Austin so its easier for them to meet up with each other and do playthroughs whereas I'm living in England. Hopefully I will eventually move to Austin some day.
I don't do the news and moderating is one of the lesser things I do on the site :-) I edit most reviews and post those and some of the podcasts up on a regular basis. I also help organize the Spill party and a bunch of other miscellaneous things.
When you ask if I work on something else do you mean like a second job? I have no time for that :-)
I got started by getting board in class and drawling on my schoolwork instead of doing it. but you know like with anything it just takes lots of practice. draw what you see and get a good foundation then focus on style. I kinda went backwards and now I'm finding I have alot of work to do when it comes to proportions and getting faces down.