I’m Very Comic-al
My first comic strips were drawn when I was in High School, in sunny, vapid Florida: the sardonic-noir superhro Lizard Man (color), and the Hippy-anarchist The All-American Waste (black-and-white, unless he was tripping in an episode).
The first was a spoof on a nocturnal, self-serving super hero, a real bastard, in a nondescript American metropolis. The second was a “social commentary” satire on revolt against authority. Well, in both cases I WAS in high school. Both were also wildly popular with about 12 of my school chums, male and female. I think they thought I was cracked.
My Father, according to my criminal-defense-attorney bother, found the box of my hand-drawn comics in a storage closet at our family abode while I was away for 18 months “defending my country” in the U.S. Navy (I did legal work on a ship with 1,000 men aboard, mostly stationed in fun foreign ports like Barcelona and Monte Carlo. Tough duty.). Hey, my Father was my first critic!
In the past few years I’ve taken to drawing again, including comics. In this section you can see stuff from my recent ink-spirations. Maybe I’ll revive The All-American Waste at some point. I believe America needs the cleansing fire of his mordant wit.
In this section of the site, you can check out and link to Ex-Grid Man (my web comic), and see snippets of Intense, Can’t Sleep Comics, an, under my sketchbooks/notebooks area you can see parts of an upcoming graphic novel and even pages torn from my sketchbooks. (On this page, a page from the upcoming graphic novel; a chicken head from Intense; a pic of me with two of my comic-book heroes), and a self-portrait, drinking a vodka martini — saw my reflection in the chrome back of the espresso machine at the bar — while staying at a hotel for my wife’s birthday. One must take every opportunity to draw!)