Striving to find the common ground between the typographic training he received from his graphic design education at Western Michigan University and his lifelong love of the comic art form, Paul sought to combine these two disciplines into a unique problem solving communication tool. The graphic design influences the illustration, and the illustration influences the design. Sizer believes that the two should strengthen each other, rather than detract. With a foot planed firmly in both the analog and digital camps, it has been Sizer’s mission to find the balance between the two disciplines for the past two decades. In the first 20 years of business, Sizer has expanded his client base to include local businesses, individuals, and international individuals/companies. His work includes website design, magazine illustration, logo and identity design, mascot and character designs, caricatures, music and CD packaging and design, game and video game design, plus numerous lectures on the design industry and practice for universities, colleges and schools across the country.
In the past few years, Sizer has been combining his interest in music and design by collaborating with noted electronic music pioneer/producer Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”, “Hyperactive”), doing all of the design work and concepting on his latest release “A Map of the Floating City” and the accompanying trans-media diesel punk social media game “The Floating City”. From this work, Sizer is now working with noted English musician/producer Bruce Woolley (co-writer, “Video Killed The Radio Star”) on the Post War Orchestra, a collaboration with English conceptual artist Hilary Champion.
In addition to graphic design and illustration, Sizer has also made his mark in the world of comic art. Starting with his award winning 4-year run in the Western Herald during college, Sizer’s strip “BILL THE RABBIT” garnered a total of four national college cartooning awards, two of them national first place awards. After college, Sizer joined with other local cartoonists in Kalamazoo, Michigan to contribute to BULK COMICS, an early 90’s comic anthology. Sizer teamed up with fellow artist Mark Paulik to create Q-LOC, a science fiction comic which began to attract attention within the comic fan community and from comic professionals.
1n 1997, Sizer began his own solo comic book entitled LITTLE WHITE MOUSE, which was picked up for publishing by Caliber Comics. After seven issues, the book moved to Blue Line Pro Comics, where Sizer completed two more 4 issue series of LITTLE WHITE MOUSE, along with two graphic novel collections of the first two series of the book.In June of 2006, CAFE DIGITAL STUDIOS released the entire LITTLE WHITE MOUSE series in a 448 page “OMNIBUS EDITION”. It has also been included in COMIC INTERNATIONAL’s “Notable Comics of the 90’s”, along with many reviewer’s and critics “Top Ten” lists.
In January 2005, Sizer launched his own publishing company, CAF