The Sacraments (11×16 drawing on illustration board). This is the fourth full-page hand drawn comic that I’ve done. It was composed in a similar fashion to the comics in That’s Not Math, the collage comic project I do with Anthony Heatherly. For this comic, I flipped through magazines, comics, stock photo catalogs, and text snippets I’d clipped and placed into a scrapbook album, looking for poses, moods, ideas, imagery, and language that evoked a certain mood. The inking was done with Micron pens, a pentel refillable brush pen, and fountain pens with calligraphy ink. The colors were done using brush pens I got as a free sample from an art store in Beaverton plus acrylic paint.
On Passing is my first attempt at making a collage comic. I made it at my parent’s house in Idaho while visiting for the holidays. The comics here are from a comic book adaptation of the 1970s Battlestar Gallactica pilot episode that I found at The Arc in Corvallis. I’m very fond of the art style in 1970s comics, in particular the willingness to have expressive, loose line work, and the tendency to indulge in full-page abstractions in the middle of stories. It was this piece that I used to convince Anthony Heatherly to partner with me in creating That’s Not Math.
I took a history of science course recently, and at the beginning of the course, the professor had us do a get-to-know-you activity where everyone had to say an interesting fact about their hometown. Major themes among the answers were that most people thought that their hometowns were super boring. I picked out eight of my favorite answers to the questions and illustrated them. I’d love to hear interesting facts from your hometown!
P.S. I make no claim to accuracy in these portrayals.