Pull to Refresh
Number Four on the challenge list. As I pick themes and styles for each new piece I choose the ideas that I know will push me to extend beyond my usual tendencies. This time around was creating a mini comic strip. It’s been much too long since I’ve told a narrative this way. Recently I had watched a documentary on “the impact of the best comic strip in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes.” Dear Mr. Watterson reminded me of a time of my youth when I would cut out comic strips and tape them up in binders. I’d always look forward to the coloured weekend comics pullout sections.
This then had me going through my collection of books looking for something that simpler era, and here I opened up my copy of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth which had undeservedly been relegated to the bottom shelf. And the result of this trip through some of my earliest influences is an homage to comics, Chris Ware, and idle times commuting on public transportation.