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My latest comic book
Last October (in the Fall, get it?) While taking a walk around my neighborhood, I managed to take a nasty fall, injuring myself in both physical (as well as psychological) ways. Who knew you could mess yourself up so badly, like that? This comic was written and drawn nearly in real time, documenting the fall, the diagnoses, and then the weird thing that happened to me during my recovery. It's a story about how everything can change in an instant, if you don’t watch your step...
The second story is a totally redrawn version of my first comic, “Detached,” revisited after over 15 years have passed.
How did I start making comics?
I've always enjoyed comics as a medium, from childhood to the present day. There's something about storytelling with words and pictures that I find very compelling, and I always wanted to do it myself. But I never had a story I wanted to tell.
Then in 2002, I was diagnosed with a detached retina, which threatened my eyesight. After recovering, and at age 45, I wrote and drew my first comic book, Detached, about that experience and since then I've started doing commercial illustration, as well as creating the weekly comic strip Grumbles.