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SWEET UPS 03 A & B

This is an image that makes me think I had some idea for a story that involved the bar Sweet Ups. I drew the shelves and bottles on location, the bar may or may not have had a television set, and then added my brother, who was wearing my GAP jacket. I’m pretty sure this...

SWEET UPS 02

This image shows what you would first see when you entered Sweet Ups in 2004. The painterly treatment was meant to evoke the interior lighting of the bar while the crosshatching was meant to evoke the daylight coming in through the opened door. I’m not sure if I had a particular story in mind when...

SWEET UPS 01 A & B

I’ve never been much of a drinker. A few times in my life, I’ve tried to find a local bar where I could hangout and meet folks in the neighborhood. Back in 2004, I gravitated to dive bars like Sweet Ups. It was only a few blocks from my apartment at the time, but this...

GAS MASK 03 A & B

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...

GAS MASK 02

This 2011 collage incorporates various images left over from my college years. The Gas Mask self-portrait was made for a photography class in 1995. The face in the lower righthand corner is a Holocaust Victim. I photographed my television screen while watching a documentary to create a series of images for another class assignment. I...

GAS MASK 01

Sunny’s Surplus was a store in Maryland where my parents bought the clothes and camping gear I needed as a Boy Scout. I was fascinated by the various World War II surplus items the store sold and every once in a while, through the late ‘90s, I’d pick something up, like this gas mask. I...

CUT AND PASTED 3RD ED. COVER

The 2011 1st edition of Cut and Pasted was 48 pages. The 2014 2nd edition was 36 pages. The 2021 3rd edition is 116 pages. This expanded selection of digital and handmade collages is arranged into sections related to my comics Momentos, Flying Solo, Super Duper Ham: Day One and Martian Debut. I’m always looking...

CUT AND PASTED 1ST & 2ND ED. COVER

The 1st edition of Cut and Pasted was self-published in 2011, the 2nd edition in 2014. Both shared a cover similar to this one, but their text elements were aligned to the left. When I revisited the cover for this post, I did some futzing for fun.   The selection of artwork included in the...
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