Odlaw has been developing his art skills ever since his sophomore year of high school. He took one particularly inspiring art class, and he found himself staying after school frequently, painting and drawing.As Odlaw honed his personal creative vision, he remembered his fondness for Waldo. As a child, he was interested in the books, and would work to find him, just like the rest of us. As an adult, he began to think more about WHO Waldo was opposed to where he was. With clear influences from Andy Warhol, Odlaw wants “to put Waldo everywhere and tell his story through a pop art perspective,” which he has certainly done above. He list other influences as Basquiat, Damien Hirst, and Murakami among others.