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To the extent that people know my work as an artist, they know me primarily as a freelance illustrator. But before I ever managed to get anyone to pay me for sequential work, certainly before I ever got my hands on any digital coloring tools, I created this character and wrote, drew and lettered comics (in pencil only) for my own pleasure and the entertainment of a few of my high school classmates.
This is my first time drawing him in over twenty years. It felt good...
I catch a fair amount of flack for occasionally depicting cops as bad people in my comics, or for saying things my conservative friends think are unfair to so-called "good cops" on social media. I never really feel the need to defend my positions, because I know that now that they cannot hide, the "bad apples" will show their colors and make my point for me.
Anybody interested in a mermaid comic? I've been sitting on a script since late 2016. But before we talk about that, here's a thing I drew for Inktober...