Hello and welcome, subscribers! Having wrapped up ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? last week, I now present a new(ish) story, THE CRUMB BUMS, which is a 24 hour comic drawn on 24 Hour Comic Day in October 2012. I was a guest at the Imagination International event in Eugene, organized by Ken O’Connell of The University Of Oregon. I will be serializing this story in two-page installments over the next 12 weeks.
My main intent was to resurrect the 60’s by doing a comic about a band like the Monkees in the manner of my early idol R. Crumb, but I did include a number of autobiographical elements as well; incidents involving a clogged vacuum cleaner and a stopped-up bathtub come directly from my grubby New York apartment days, and I used dreams written on strips of paper and pulled from a sack as a randomizing and surrealizing element.
At some point it would be nice to work this story up in my more finished style, if only to improve on the overhead perspective in the introductory page.