Current Sketchbook Theme: Haitai Confectionery
Ad slogans and product descriptions awkwardly translated from Korean to English.
Sketches from 2001-2002.
Andy's Yearbook: Quotes taken from autographs in a 8th grader's middle school yearbook.
Sketches from 2000.
Dissatisfied With the Vehicle: Quotes taken from transcripts of conversations between a market research firm and various dissatisfied car owners.
Sketches from 1999-2000.
I Made These so You Would Read Them:
TWO COPS: “Adults like the taste of Two Cops, because they can enjoy the taste of fresh onion and plain potato.”
Steve Peters writes: It’s a surreal experience when an old sketch turns up that is clearly something that you drew, but you have absolutely no recollection of having drawn it. How much more so when you were given such an abstract quote to illustrate!
Steve is the creator/publisher of Awakening Comics, Everwinds, Chemistry, and Sparky, and is the co-creator of The Comicverse, a sci-fi rom-com about a comic book shop in space, which won 3rd place in the 2012 SPACE Prize’s webcomic category. Visit his website here.
I couldn’t find much information about Two Cops. Was it a snack tie-in with this movie? Possibly. At any rate, it seems to have gone on to the great donut shop in the sky.
HAITAI SAND: “Children are really attracted to it because of its harmonious taste of nuts and sweetness.”
Alex Robinson claims that he doesn’t remember drawing this, but the kid’s t-shirt brings it all back to me.
There was an Insane Clown Posse merchandise table set up at SPACE in 2001. About an hour after the convention opened, a huge crowd of Juggalos (i.e., the line stretched all the way out the door) filed in, bought t-shirts, and left en masse. The merch guys packed up shortly after. I’ve never seen anything like it before or since.
Afterward, a bunch of cartoonists took over their table and started a big jam comic.
If you’re in the Columbus, Ohio area this April, come see me at the Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo, aka SPACE. I will have a table with new Ball Point minicomics to share, and this year I will also be accepting a prize for As Eavesdropped #3 ! Most of the sketches I’m currently posting to this blog were drawn at SPACE in 2001 — the fact that I’m still coming back to this show 12 years later should tell you how much I like it.
In addition, I will have a few pieces up in a group show at Wild Goose Creative (also in Columbus) throughout the month of April. It’s called Panels in Pink, and an artists’ reception is scheduled on April 18, 2013, 7-10 PM (I probably won’t be around for the reception, but if you’re nearby, check it out).
Columbus, Ohio-based Max Ink is the creator of the comic book Blink. Visit his website to learn all about it, read a few samples, and compare his current sketches to the one posted above, from nearly 12 years ago.
“IVY: If you eat Ivy with fruits and cheese on it, the taste is beyond description. Why don’t mommies make it? Then, all of the family can feel deep love.”
Always liked this one. Rachel Hartman was previously seen in my vehicle sketchbook.
As for Ivy crackers, more photos than you ever could’ve wanted can be viewed in this online shop.