Monday, September 9, 2013
Originally drawn in 1994, these were samples that were done at size -- as a kid I didn't know that comicbooks were drawn larger than the print version, so I learned to draw in really fine detail. When they come out with the Marvel Tryout book, that's when I learned that comics were drawn larger. I can remember it almost like yesterday. We used to have a comics and comics on the K street Mall here in Sacramento -- K street was an open air mall in downtown. I would occasionally take a break from my studies and take the bus downtown. They sold old comicbooks, but they used to stamp them with their store address on the first page -- desecraters! I couldn't afford the Marvel Try out book, but I learned that the art was drawn at the large size -- I remember thinking "What do they do with all that space?" So this was a return to my roots sort of thing. Doing artwork at the original training size for me. Awesome experience!