Born in Springfield, Mo., raised in Strafford Mo., Salsman had an affinity for all types of art at a young age (mostly cartoons and comics). He was self-taught at the first part of his career, then received numerous forms of training in various different areas from what he refers to as “old school” to “new school,” and he still loves cartoons and comics. Salsman is a graduate of OTC and a published writer and cartoonist/illustrator. He began doing freelance creative and artwork in the 1980s and has worked for many businesses in the Ozarks ever since. He joined the Missouri Neon Outdoor staff as an art director in 2013.Now is the Art Director for Link Media Outdoor of Southern Missouri.