For many of my comics, I drew elements of my panels separately and put them together in the computer. This left me with a bunch of random images, some drawn on the same piece of paper. So, in September 2011, I spent a week or two cutting up, gluing and painting a series of collages to be sold at comic conventions.
This first version of this collage, Gas Mask 03 A, combines a drawing of Albert Einstein from college, a drawing of a magic wand from graduate school and background art from Super Duper Ham: Day One.
In June 2015, I revisited this collage, stripping away the magic wand and adding some paint for color, turning it into Gas Mask 03 B. Up until this point, all my work was monochromatic, if not black and white. Some customers at conventions implied that my artwork looked unfinished because it lacked color, so I set out to update some of my collages and found the experience to be pretty satisfying.