While working an art supply store, Gerhard’s contacts lead to some commercial art work which broughtGerhard Art, former background illustrator, Cerebus the Aardvark. him to the realization that he would rather have his art hang in someone’s living room than line their bird-cage. He framed a number of pen and ink with water-colour pieces and exhibited these in local art shows. This led to his work with Dave Sim on “Cerebus.” Under the pressure of a monthly deadline, he honed his skills using the crosshatching technique which has become his particular style. “Cerebus” would become the longest running, self-published graphic novel in Canadian history. Between commissions Gerhard has been touring Canada and the United States meeting old fans and finding new attending ComiCons and festivals.