My name is Randal Sykes and I was born and raised in Philadelphia. At about the age of seven or eight years old I was drawing cartoon characters. I continued to do art as the years went by. At about the age of fifteen15, I became a graffiti artist and was doing graffiti on the walls of the City of Philadelphia. I joined the anti-graffiti network [now Philadelphia Mural Arts] in 1987 and I started painting murals.