So, a number of years ago, I came up with a character that was sort of a take-off on Earthworm Jim. I asked myself, what could I do that was even more far-fetched of a hero than an earthworm? A tapeworm!
Then I started working on the story of how a tapeworm would even get powers. A lot of the story that ensued in my head was full of a lot of references to comic book stereotypes, and had what I felt was a similar spirit to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Then, since I was really into The Godfather Part II at the time, I wanted to split the story into halves. Part of it would deal with how the character got to where he was, and part would deal with how he reacted to that. So it really turned into a story about accepting circumstances beyond your control. You do the best you can, and you be true to who you are, but there’s no promise that things will turn out like you planned. It may have started out as a take-off on Earthworm Jim, but it came away with a feel that was completely different and all it’s own, and I really liked the character, the arc of growth for the character, and the story as a whole.
So I started drawing it out, but I was working full time, going to school full time, dealing with a lot of major life changes, and working on other art projects for people to try to get paid, so getting pages churned out was sort of a side project. For a long, long time, the pages I had were stored away in black and white. Then, recently, I pulled them out, and started using them as practice for coloring comics on a computer. So I’ll post those here on my website as I finish them, along with pages of whatever other stories I happen to be working on. Maybe at one point this page will just look like one big anthology book!
BTW, Sorry-not-sorry about the huge watermark over the pages. I gotta make sure nobody steals my work, right?