Dave "Rock" Cowles
Cogito Ergo Periculosus - I Think, Therefore, I am
I'm Rock Cowles, a graphic artist, specializing in 3D caricatures, Flash animation, web site design, custom
logos, and t-shirt and business card design.
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I first began designing web sites in 1993. After designing several for my own business, I began to have other
businesses approach me and ask to do sites for them. I've specialized in web sites for tattoo and piercing shops, dog breeders, and small churches, but have also created web sites
for corporations, two bookstores, a day care, a BBQ Sauce & Rub company, a boarding kennel, political organizations, an interior design
company, a business card company, a cellphone store, an investment company, a tattoo supply company, a Bluegrass organization, a quilter, a bicycle shop,
two custom whip makers, clothing lines, clubs, and others.
I do a tremendous amount of graphic design work, including logos, maker's marks, humorous
illustration, tattoo design, simple animation,
T-shirt & business card design, product labels, banners, decals, and more!
My caricatures have been seen in books and newspapers, on television, billboards, magazines,
business cards, ads, flyers, and t-shirts. I have yet to break into radio!
I do my best to create a fun likeness while trying to find a balance between mercy, humor, and
I firmly believe a good caricature looks more like you than you do!
I do not, at present, do live caricatures, parties, or events. I have chosen instead to focus on
doing studio caricatures in the relative safety of my studio in
upstate, South Carolina.
Please visit me at: Twisted Faces for more info!
My wonderful daughter,Raeny, is my greatest teacher.
I am a former police officer, soldier, sailor, tattoo artist, & body piercer. I am a member of
, LEAP, an ordained minister
, and a South Carolina Notary Public.
I am currently the treasurer fo the Spartanburg County Libertarian Party.
Some of my interests include reading, dogs, women (I'd like to find a good one!), writing, emergency preparedness, irreligion, Improv, MMA/UFC, LEAP, volleyball, Libertarianism, Knife design, knife collecting, shooting sports, Mensa, travel, privacy, recreational bicycling, philosophy, darts, pool, facebook, tattoo
design, spending time with friends, and movies.
My faithful dog, Girly.
I was fortunate enough to be able to meet MAD Magazine's Jack Davis
at the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society's gathering
in Asheville, NC on September 26, 2009. Great guy!
A Cunning Linguist: The Blog of Rock Cowles
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton