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