Another One from the Vaults

Drawn when I was 15 years-old [larger version] with an obvious Neal Adams influence (though the borderline disco pose was my unfortunate invention).

Kurt and I made these comic book character drawings in high-school for a role-playing game we never really finished.

I’d been drawing these things for exactly three months (Feb 16, 1976; yes I dated them) but wouldn’t do any actual comics pages until that summer.

Discussion (11)¬

  1. James says:

    That’s intense for a 15 year old.

  2. Kat says:

    Wow, that’s some art for a 15 year old! This is a lot better then most of the art I see being drawn by teens, that’s for sure

  3. roma says:

    That is so cool. I don’t think I have anything from high school. Everything I drew ended up in the trash. My dad believed comics destroyed the mind like TVs and Radios. I still have stuff from freshman year of college.

  4. Kurt Busiek says:

    I like the very small “CRASH” in the lower left.

  5. SESTER says:

    Holy mackerel, immense talent even at a young age! You’re so born with it.

  6. Matthew Marcus says:

    I don’t see your nifty SM logo you designed. 🙂

  7. Morgan says:

    Is that Optimax in the lower left? 😉

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  10. Ted says:

    Great seeing this stuff you were busy working at while I was not paying attention in High School. I’ve been reading my old Elementary School/Jr High School comics to Pandora (now 13) for bedtime reading, and she’s now cast a grown-up version of my main juvenile character (Harold) as the dad in her own dysfunctional comics family, where Harold’s children consist of a set of triplets; two boys and a sister who happens to be a cat. It’s far more sophisticated and better drawn than my own stuff was at her age. I keep telling her I’d have been in awe of her as a cartoonist had we been contemporaries. It’s a nice way of time-traveling with your own kid. No doubt, she’d have thought I was a bit of a naive git if she were in my class. And she’d have been right, too. Ted