Comics from 2010
This is a longer comic; it was one of my first book projects (and a little messy at that). I still have a few copies left, but one of these days I’d like to reproduce them in a proper collection. That said, it’s a pretty dark collection of drawings. You can read the whole series by going here. (Notice the cover was made from a telegram — I think it had been sent the last year telegrams were possible). It’s a very different style, comparatively — makes me want to go back to pen and ink!
This comic came from a dream. I think I’m actually going to incorporate the power of puking silence into the Fortuna comic series—once she overcomes her ennui, she’ll remember this anecdote and remember her abilities. In the meantime, though, this is where the comic came from: a teenager takes her younger brother to a party and everything’s cool until he vomits silence.
Otherwise known as “The Good Samaritan”
coming soon. (This comic was published in Lumpen in 2006).
From the We Heros Here series.
Where of course you can’t find him….
Another comic from the We Heros Here series about progressive people who eat dinner together.
Not surprisingly, this comic came together before the housing crisis and was based on a rumor I’d heard while living in South Philly. I had a small apartment in the middle of an Italian neighborhood. The flanking population was largely retired and someone told me the city block I inhabited had collectively bought up an entire neighborhood in Florida so they could stay together year around.
I made this for a friend who said he couldn’t sleep at night. It was probably the first comic I ever finished and it took me forever. Originally it was supposed to be a flip book. It’s part of a series called We Heros Here, which I guess had to do with devising tragic flaws and imagining how they might make life complicated.
O! The Non-Date Date. Whole poems should be written about You!