Over July I finished a 24 page minimal experimental comic called within. Page 1 here.

Sulamith Wulfing

The Little Mermaid ~ 1953

The Machine Girl Gangboss

If you have seen "The Machine girl" you will know why it's awesome. It's basically the story of a high school girl who's brother is the victim of bullying by a Yakuza boss's son. In seeking revenge for her brother the heroine loses her arm, which is later replaced by a mini-gatling gun weapon.
I am currently trying to learn how to paint (digitally) and so I figured that I would dedicate several posts to characters and stuff that I find awesome and painted in Photoshop of course. Since I need the practice I might as well have fun doing it. This is a sketch painting of the Kimura gang boss and his son from "The Machine girl".
N. C. Wyeth

Illustrations for McCall's Magazine ~ 1925-31

An Antecedent to Abstract Comics

My wife and I were going through our back room and throwing a lot of stuff away.  We found my portfolio from freshman year of art school.  (We've moved it twice and just now looked through it.)  Most of the contents were pretty embarrassing and it is no surprise that I was not accepted into the Graphic Design department based on its merits. 

While the greater parts of the portfolio's are now residing in my garbage bin awaiting the weekly pick up on Tuesday morning, I saved this piece from the rubble.

I made it for my first design class and I remember getting a B+ for it.  Everyone looked at it and said "it looks like a comic book."  I denied this of course, because making comics in art school was about as cool as painting non-ironic unicorns.

But now I post it here for all to see that I was making abstract comics as long ago as 1999.