“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”
Here you will find (in time) a representative sample of my artistic works, including representational art and illustrations in various media, editorial cartoons, and comic strips. The following works are currently available for your viewing pleasure.
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As a child I was extremely interested in comic strips, so much so that in the junior high schools I attended in Redwood City I created three that ran as serials in the student newspapers. Links to reduced page images of each strip are provided below.
Discus and Africus ran in six parts totalling 14 pages in the McKinley Trojan during the 1972-73 school year at McKinley Junior High School (as it then was). As the school mascot at that time was a Trojan warrior, so was the strip’s protagonist. The feature was intended to continue during the following school year, but I changed schools, so the remainder of the story (finished and existing as raw art) was not then published. It has been added to the current version. Pages 1-12 and 14a-20 are reproduced here (pages 13-14 are presently unavailable; 14a is a summary page that was intended to recap the previous year's storyline for returning students).
Ferd and Charlie ran in parts in the Redeemer Brave during the 1973-74 school year at Redeemer Lutheran School. This time around I ignored the school mascot of the era (an Indian) in favor of two spiders. The story and art were better, but often does not scan as well due to the poorer reproductive process by which the paper was published. Parts 1-8, page 2 are reproduced here (part 8, page 3 through the end of the storyline are presently unavailable).
Grok ran in three parts totalling three pages in Newsline, the newsletter of Redeemer Lutheran Church’s youth group, during the summer and fall of 1974. The appearance of a cave man strip in a religious publication did not, as far as I know, bother anybody. Parts 1-3 are reproduced here.
This page was established Jul. 28, 1998,
and last updated Apr. 23, 2012.
Published by Fleabonnet Press.
© 1972-2012 by Brian Kunde.