Just a bunch of drawings from around 1985 to 1992, when I was working to become a comic book artist!
Wolverine and Kitty, with Letratype, for a flyer for my friends Chris and Gary’s comic book store in the meatpacking district. Late 1985 or early 1986.
This was the first comic drawing I did that I felt was successful.
With an attempt at color. Around 1986 or 1987.
Another pin-up that I felt good about, early on.
I loved Betsy’s original costume. Around 1986.
The text says, “Every mutie has a mother who loves her”.
Not long before I actually broke into comics. I loved Roy as a character so much.
Imagine, a boy superhero who’d been a junkie on the street, like me!
After I’d left comics and moved to California, there was a very brief period when I considered going back into the industry, and I think I applied to whoever had the Warren properties at that point. I actually would have loved to draw Vampi, but even then I knew I didn’t really want to draw comics anymore.
Honestly, all I’ve ever wanted to draw is people.
I finally figured that out in the Oughts, and I’ve been full of purpose and certainty ever since. But even though working in comics wound up being really complicated and mostly messed up for me, I’m always grateful for the joy superhero comics gave me, in the ’80s.
Most of these drawings had never been photographed; until now, no record of them existed – if we had a fire or flood they would just be gone forever.
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