My Sporatic, Hatch-Driven Life as a Comic Artist

COMICS FROM THE 90’s

I wish I had the very first comic I drew.  The truth is I was never really that talented, but I have always loved drawing comics.  There’s something about slipping into hatching mode, pen in hand.  It’s Zen-like in a way.

My hatching habits were inspired by the macabre and eclectic style of Edward Gorey whose work I first came across when I was 13 or 14. But I didn’t start drawing comics regularly until I took on editorial responsibilities of a small publication in college. Other publications followed, and more cartoons.

TALES FROM THE LOST CAVERN

I started drawing “Tales from the Lost Cavern” for the Nittany Grotto (PSU’s caving club) newsletter in 1989 and would continue throughout my caving career.  I redrew a bunch of them in the late 90’s for a variety of caving magazines and newsletters.  Here are two of my favorites.

TFTLC_What_Mud

TFTLC_Mikey

 

Yes, I’m riffing on the old cereal commercial there.

MORE CAVE CARTOONS

These two were probably republished the most, and even made it onto t-shirts. They are also two of my favorites.

Map_of_Cave

Come_North_Blink

You kind of have to be a caver who has explored caves in the northeast U.S. to get the joke.  Caves are tiny in New England.

A LITTLE SAMPLING OF NON-CAVER CARTOONS

To end this little collection of my earlier work, here’s a few of my non-cave based single paneled comics, including my foray into “hot air balloon” cartoons (real thing!).

Copy Machine

 

As I continue to expand this website, I’ll add more of my comics.  Stay tuned!

When not curled up with his cat & a good book, or launching Kerbals into space, designer and consultant Andy Fluke can usually be found scribbling down outlandish ideas or doodling twisty trees.

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