Before graduating with a B.F.A. from Indiana University in 1981, Kevin Pope, a native of Carmel, Indiana, took a practical approach to getting his start as an illustrator and cartoonist, mailing his portfolio hither and yon. It paid off when the Ottawa Business Magazine in Canada’s capital hired him to illustrate a cover. After graduation, he and his wife, Kim, headed to Chicago, where she had a job opportunity. Again, he took a practical approach, shopping his portfolio all around the Windy City.