Illustrator, graphic designer and comic artist Chris Champine’s career kicked into gear 18 years ago, during a long bartending shift at The Perfect Wife. An account manager from an event marketing firm blew into the bar like a storm and ordered a double. He heard that Chris drew things, and then offered him a one-time shot at illustrating a new business pitch for a marketing program for Coca-Cola Co. The pitch had to feature 12 full-color slides. The only catch? The slides needed to be available by 11 AM the next day. After a long, uncomfortable pause…Chris finally agreed. He never looked back after that moment. Nearly two decades later, Chris lives in the green mountains of Vermont with his wife and children, two cats, three dogs and is still passionately making art.