I worked on this 32-page comic, off and on, from 2003 to 2009. This semi-autobiographical story follows a comic book maker as he explores the Union Square and Williamsburg neighborhoods in New York City, searching for inspiration and wondering if he should give up this particular creative pursuit.
Still struggling to write a story, I came up with these individual scenes, which I shuffled around until everything seemed to fall into place. The photography is meant to represent the real world as it is and the illustration to represent how the protagonist interprets what he sees around him and inside of himself.
Much of the illustrations started out as blind contour drawing, which I then refined as I inked them in. Friends and family helped me out with the photoshoots.
Flying Solo was first self-published in 2009.