Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Summer of '98

Ahh the summer of '98! For most people their summers in high school are marked with fun adventures, fornicating, and living life to its fullest! For me though it wasn't. I was a friendless loser looking for a place to happen. My summer is remembered by comics... not ones I read but one I wrote/drew.

Each day of the summer between grade 10 and 11 I'd deliver the newspaper from 5:30am-6:30am, come home, eat breakfast, and watch TV till 8 or 9 am. Then I would set up my desk, taking it from my bedroom, and placing it in front of the TV in the living room and spend the next seven or eight hours drawing a comic.

Though unseen by anyone (besides me) for the last decade and a half, I'm placing it on the internet now so you guys can see it. And so my sixteen year old self can feel happy in the fact that his work got out there and had a chance to find a place to happen.

And since there is 24 pages in total I'm gonna milk this thing off and on for a whole bunch of blogs!

The comic revolves around a super hero and his friends, is meant to be funny, has continuous story line elements but is told in small 1-8 page stories. Oh and of course since I don't learn in a school environment my spelling in these stories is terrible.

Here is the first half of the first story of the comic. I hope you enjoy. (and my sixteen year old self really really hopes you enjoy... he's a dork.)

31 comments:

  1. that is really awesome. The story was silly, but the drawing had some great storyboard elements. I liked the motion and action bits the best.

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  2. I love this so much man, add comic book artist to your list of hobbies. My 16 year old self was a dork, hell I'm still one now haha!

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  3. Oh dear lord... This artwork is AMAZING. I seriously hope you do something related to this still!!

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  4. Hah, at least you didn't spell it "cuntry".

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  5. I used to do stuff like this.. NOOOOOO idea where it is now lol. But this is badass, the writing isn't so bad! Still a tease, though. Meanie!

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  6. Wow for a minute there I thought your super hero was getting kicked in the nomads, but then I looked closer and saw he was doing the kicking! Phew! Talk about suspense!!

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  7. haha Super Dude is great, nicely done. What a crap bomb and he can fly..hahaha favorite part. Great ransom note too, so batman esque bad guy.

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  8. Even back then you were quite the talented artist. I love the villain too, and the little touches like "Don't try this at home or your local cliff". I'm a big fan of the random little things.

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  9. The summer of 98 sucked for me too. As did/do all summers. I watched soap operas all day in the summers until I was old enough for a job and then I worked in a blazing hot ice cream cone factory lol.

    Your comic rules!!!!! You're such a telented artist :)

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  10. So you are a prodigy. Those drawings are pretty perfect. Who would have thought at that time that these pictures could generate so many "awe"s

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  11. the drawings are so detailed, very nostalgic

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  12. Oh, oh wow. The 14 year old in me (who did the same thing, but they sucked so hard the 20 year old me burned 'em when I decided I'd dedicate myself to writing) applauds the 16 year old in you.

    The 31 year old in me who's about to turn 32 wants to strangle you with your own intestines for each spelling error.

    Take it as a compliment, bro. :3

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  13. nope, sent him an email directly. also email the local guy, still haven't heard anything from him yet, and yeah any opposition party will agree with the good guys

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  14. Love this!!! hahaha But my first thought was "I was 10 then, I dont remember much..." hahaha

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  15. The detail on this comic is really impressive

    I might need a bigger monitor to see all the details.

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  16. I'm so glad you're putting these up here. The're just wonderful and you spent your time having more real fun than the other kids. Those people didn't have this kind of talent or the imagination to create something like this. I would have liked you when I was a kid.

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  17. "Warehouse with poo on the roof. How did it get there?" I laughed hard at this bit, but then it got me thinking, how did it get there? This is deep stuff.

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  18. Super Dude is cool, damn nice work, I'd watch a movie of the story....

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  19. oooooh, 16 year old you is talented! Can't wait to see the other ones!

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  20. Super Dude could easily kick bible man's butt.

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  21. we should've seen this coming :)))

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  22. Just how did that poo get on the roof?

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  23. That was actually pretty funny. If kindles can read e-comic books (if they exist), you should remake Super Dude and publish one.

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  24. That's awesome, man! And I can feel your pain. In 98 I was doing the same thing. In fact, if I ever get the chance to scan them, I have a ton of comics still saved. I guess it was a precursor for blogging, right?

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  25. What a great comic. It's pretty good. Have you kept up with art/drawing?

    Isn't it funny how stuff takes us back in time? I'm a few years older than you, so I was in college in '98 and footloose and fancy free.

    However, the early 90's a la high school sucked. I question anyone who says they enjoyed high school.

    ...Also, many of us former geeks and dorks are the cool ones now!

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  26. This is awesome!!!!!!!!
    No really, OC FTW!
    You are still making these, right?

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  27. Well, probably if you examined how the lives of the "cool kids" in high school turned out,...you were probably better off drawing comics. Back in those days, I suppose I thought being popular and having a bunch of friends would solve all my problems (which I wasn't popular, I just thought if i was everything would be perfect)..but now of course as we grow older we realize those popular kids weren't really friends, drinking lots of alcohol, smoking, and partying causes cancer, and having loads of casual sex leads to STD's and unwanted child support payments. Well, and in regards to the comic, did Mike Meyers ever compensate you for stealing the idea for Dr. Evil from Professor Mad Bomber?

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  28. Nice to see your artistic side once again, but only 4 pages out of 24? It'll take a week before this thing is done.

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  29. Haha I love it!!! "He had to throw in his two cents" LOLOL

    I got your picture in the mail yesterday!! It made me giggle. :D

    xoxo

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