During my tenure at Purchase TV, one of the US’s very last analog stations, I produced a myriad of hastily thrown together cartoons in a variety of styles, spending no more than two days on any of them.
The Storybook Pictureshow was a series of mostly animatic watercolored fairy tales, which were favorably received by our audience of over a dozen students. Although there were a total of six episodes, the first 3-part arc is the highlight of the series (poorly mixed audio aside).
Perhaps it should be noted here that parts one and two were originally intended to be independent stories, but it was hard not to draw connections between them when creating part three.
I was pretty happy with the conclusion of the story, but my Friend and personal character foil Jamie Demarco insisted that I continue the tale, for Little Bird’s sake. I agreed, and at some point, I plan to do exactly that (but I don’t know how thrilled Jamie’s going to be about where it goes from here).
American Eldritch was an idea I had not long out of college, while trying to figure out how to keep making cool stuff with friends in the absence of an environment that encourages it. The original plan for a regular magazine did not take off, because it’s hard enough just to be alive sometimes. A second issue is an ongoing project nonetheless.
Some highlights of this issue include D. Edward Calhoun’s Memory, based on the artist’s memory of the HP Lovecraft story, Memory, and a few selections from Jackson Wingate’s No Yorker cartoons, a complete selection of which can be found here.
This was a story a I did for a small zine that D. Calhoun and I passed out at Baltimore Comicon 2013. I awkwardly handed a copy to Mike Mignola right after his panel where he confessed that he doesn’t really read comics anymore, and just has an ever growing stack next to his desk. But, he took it anyway. Did it go on the stack?? I can only hope. Anyway, Iron Henry is part of a larger story about the moral gray areas of occult pediatrics, but this seven pager holds its own as a short weird YA vignette.