“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 from my misspent youth 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 mimeographed school newspaper the McKinley Trojan during the 1972-73 school year at McKinley Junior High School (as it then was). The school mascot at that time was a Trojan warrior, and accordingly 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. This additional material, consisting of a one-page summary (intended to recap for returning students the previous year's storyline) and a six page conclusion to the tale, has been added to the current version. All twenty-one pages are reproduced here.
Ferd and Charlie ran in eight parts totalling 20 pages in the ditto machine produced school newspaper 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. All twenty pages are reproduced here.
Grok ran in three parts totalling three pages in the mimeographed Newsline, 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. All three pages are reproduced here.
This page was established Jul. 28, 1998,
and last updated Jul. 29, 2013.
Published by Fleabonnet Press.
© 1972-2013 by Brian Kunde.