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Sketches and Streams

ON THE PROMENADE

This 6-page comic features writer Gary Shteyngart and actor Paul Giamatti. I was invited to watch them as they filmed a promotional video for Gary’s book Super Sad True Love Story. I brought my camera to document the shoot. I first arranged my photos into a narrative sequence and then page compositions that revealed a story...

MARTIAN DEBUT

In 2010, I started working as a freelance web designer, which afforded me more time to work on my comics. For this next project, I decided to adopt a more formal writing process. I first developed an outline and then expanded my bullet points into paragraphs. While working on the design for my Martians, I...

SUPER DUPER HAM: DAY ONE

Like Flying Solo, I worked on this 52-page comic, off and on, from 2003 to 2009. The writing process, or lack thereof, was pretty much the same. This superhero satire follows an anamorphic pig through his first day on the job as a superhero in the city of Mammapolis. Various locations were modeled after those in...

FLYING SOLO

I worked on this 32-page comic, off and on, from 2003 to 2009. During this time, I worked as a textile and packaging designer before transitioning back to interactive and web design. Still struggling to write an original story, I came up with individual scenes, which I shuffled around until a narrative fell into place....

MOMENTOS

These single-page comics were made between 2001 and 2009. I moved from Baltimore to New York City in May 2001 and I didn’t know how to find work as a designer. Hoping to make professional connections by going to graduate school, I got accepted into the Design and Technology program at Parsons that fall. My...

ROBOTS FOLLOW ME HOME

I drew this 8-page comic during a weekend home from college in 1997. Comics by Frank Miller and Kent Williams inspired the illustration style. I liked the idea of a villain that could be redeemed, rather than destroyed. Making it a robot that could be neutralized and then reprogrammed seemed like a pretty straightforward scenario....
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