For those of you reading along since 2003, you may remember that I was once involved in music. The earliest band I was in was called The Walter Boyd Band, which was a one-man-band (me) with another person’s name. (Kinda like Jethro Tull). I was the only one who understood my own joke, but “we” did put out one album.
Here’s the cover I made in 2008 for an attempt a 5 year anniversary reissue.
Here’s what I was doing around this time last year:
Grant Thomas draws Green Arrow in his sketchbook (and uses the Book of Common Prayer as a paper weight)
45 minutes of drawing compressed into 6 minutes
a slide of a light box I made in Art School around 2001
Charcoal sketch from 2000 when I was going through my “return to the womb” phase.
Map sketch from 2000.
Life drawing sketch from 2002.
Life drawing sketch from 2002
Years ago, my friend named his son Augustin Bear, so I made this in his honor.
An early cover design based on Beatles Help! album cover.
my first check from Fantagraphics Books: publisher of the World’s Greatest Cartoonists. (Remember that next time you need to address something to me.) Also . . . my last check from Fantagraphics.
The cover of the first My Life in Records mini comic.
St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio (c. 2008)
Altered Book (c. 2009)
drawing of Babylonian sculpture (c. 2008)
from Abstract Comics: The Anthology ed. by Andrei Molotiu publish by Fantagraphics Books
When I was a kid, my brother and I made up comics about guys in space with laser-like swords and we called them the Ice Fighters. (I am not sure where we got the idea to have our heroes use laser-like swords in 1986!)