He then moved to Los Angeles at 25 with his then girlfriend and now wife, Jill Warner, and began designing rock posters and album covers under the artist name Dickcherry.
When explaining his name change, he said: “Basically, I'm a huge 'Batman' fan, and I always liked the idea of having an alter ego. So basically the name Dickcherry is the alter ego I can use when I paint. My middle name is Richard, so I shortened that to Dick, and the first street I lived on was Cherry Street. It sounds taboo, and I like that."