The Chicago-based artist known as DEAL specializes in street art and caricature illustrations. His interest in painting began at an early age, with influences ranging from cartoons, graffiti art and hip hop culture to sports, television and movies. DEAL's artwork often features humorous situations or tribute portraits depicting his renditions of famous cartoon icons, athletes, musicians, and other figures from pop culture. In addition to outdoor murals and features in several magazine and book publications, his artwork has been showcased in galleries around the country. DEAL was selected by a panel of judges for Line Dot's inaugural Holiday Show.