The Dawn of Comics

I recently came across Drew Friedman’s “Heroes of the Comics” published by Fantagraphics. Freidman did portraits of various people who worked in the comics industry during the 40s and 50s and gave a little history on each person. I so moved by the book I began fantasizing what it would have been like if I had worked in comics during those years. Then I came up with this comic.










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What Did I Do?

Have you ever had an experience when you were inspired to do something but had not idea why you were inspired to do it? This happened to me some years back when I saw a photo of Picasso and suddenly began doing drawings of him in a different way. It led me to my contemporary figurative painting style I call “Neo-Humanism”. This comic is based on that situation.







Obituary Comic #2: Gangster Daniel Preveau

Came across some obituaries some time back and thought it would be interesting to make a comic on them. This one is on Mob Leader Daniel Preveau.




 

 

As The Pen Moves

Wanted to do something different (again) and so I did a poetry comic from a short poem I read.




Obituary Comics #1: Beryl the Housewife

I was recently at an exhibition where someone used obituaries as art. Reading them I thought to myself, “What if I could make a comic from an obituary?” So here is the first one on Beryl the Housewife who made a significant difference in road safety.








Cosplayers

Our artist friend tries to figure out Cosplayers.







The Storyteller: James Edward Deeds Jr.

For years I have been fascinated by outsider/folk art and came across this one story of James Edward Deeds Jr. that I just had to do.