y2cl#498 - Least I Could Do In My Past
Submitted by jhorsley3 on April 18, 2009 - 02:01
I feel like Iâ€™ve been building this up for awhileâ€¦but here it is. The very first, the very last and the only comic I ever drew for Ryan Sohmer of LICD. I had other scripts but I think itâ€™s pretty obvious that I was not up to drawing a comic at the time this came out.
Iâ€™m not for certain Sohmer even remembers who I am to be honest. As Iâ€™ve said before I had completely forgotten about him and LICD until I came across it a work 2 years ago. I thought it sounded familiar, did some digging and found the comic you see above on my hard drive.
In the end I told Sohmer that I wasnâ€™t ready to take on a weekday comic either with my schedule or artistically. Sohmer told me he understood and that he had another artist he could work with, Trevor Adams I presume. Itâ€™s pretty freakinâ€™ obvious I was not a very good artist at this point in my life. I could COPY anything, just not make it up without TONS of reference, and I wasnâ€™t using reference on this for some reason.
The REAL reason I told him no? I didnâ€™t want the responsibility of having to update that much. Look, I was twenty years old and WAY more interested in drinking, playing music and pretending I got laid a lot. It was a dumb move on my part, but I wouldnâ€™t be where I am today with out this in my past.
In all honesty Iâ€™m not 100% for certain if I ever was the REAL artist, thinking about it now I remember Sohmer saying something about how he had other artist I was just the first or something. I donâ€™t know that was 7 years and a lot of alcohol ago.
Oh yeah, if everything goes right I should be in Portland at the Stumptown Comic Fest promoting the SHIT out of y2cl. If you are there, and see me say hello! I do free sketches at every con! Then again if you are reading this then you are obviously not at the conâ€¦unless you live in Portland, and in that case get your ass to Stumptown!