at least that’s what it looked like the MS Office SP1 updater said.
Long time no post. So been working on a lengthy project since the Spring, what looks to now be a 4-part comic telling the tale of a mountain rescue in 1963. My father and uncle are some of the characters in this true story. I’m posting pages 1-5 below. If you’re interested in purchasing a real print version of this Reading Frenzy in Portland has a some copies. It’s currently titled “Up Above” but I am still in the market for a better name. So comment away.
A one-page jam comic from 4/3/93 by myself and Dr. Special. We took the time to color it.
From the archives of Michael Beattie (thanks, Mike!).
What will happen next? What is the spiky plant, and how will it help? Tune in sometime…actually Bill is visiting next week, so maybe we can do a twentieth anniversary sequel.
BTW one should check out Bill & his brother Clint’s precocious young cartooning efforts–Splat Comics.
First half of “Wait for John: a Tale of Horror.” This was done as an assignment on adaptation for the IPRC Comics program. Probably more backgrounds and redrawn figures and other corrections/improvements to come, but like how some of these worked out, especially the wood gathering page.
A bird on a rock in the ocean. Not a scan, this is a photo.
Memory comic set at Beverly Beach on the Oregon coast. Me, my brother, my dad and stepmom went down the coast, camping. Maybe I’ll do another auto-bio comic one day about salmon fishing at Depoe Bay and getting seasick and sunburned. Drawn around 10/27/2011.
OK, the assignment here was to do a relationship comic and use an unusual form. The spiral, for some reason (circling the drain?) came to be the form I chose. This is one of the comics I’d like to revise, both based on the helpful comments of the other IPRC Comics program folks and the sometimes-helpful comments of my inner critic. The kissing panel I’m particularly unhappy with–that is not a great anthropomorphic-cat-in-profile drawing. Oh and that should be “unbearable” in panel 9. Drawn around 10/19/2011.