"Lost in Art"

Well, this is what happens when everyone's holed-up 'cause of a hurricane....

This is a complete throwback for me. I used to make comics like this in college. Usually mini-comics.

I miss the immediacy of scissors and magazine clippings smeared with glue. The thrill seeing the results sputter from a photocopier (I finagled access to one of the student union behemoths). Every book had a different "publisher", and half the fun was naming them. I used rapidographs then, and the inking was awful. The lettering unclear in spots. But the books had goofy charm and personal gravity. Doing what comics do best. In our slick, superhero/IP/PS world, we forget that sometimes...

Those mini-comics are at the bottom of a box somewhere. Not archived on the web or even a single computer. It's for the best that way. They were meant for paper. Meant for a brief time. I'd be embarrassed by them now. The bad jokes. The overwhelming self-importance.

Hopefully this new story isn't half as embarrassing...

story, pencils, inks, letters: me




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