There was a leak in the storage unit in our building, so we had to bring up to the apartment all the junk we forgot that was down there. There was a whole box of letters, mostly from the 90’s (jeez, I miss hand written letters), old cassette tapes and a whack of my drawings from when I was 14 and 15. These were drawn sometime during 1987. I drew a lot of alien animals and these weird dog-faced people, that I’m pretty sure were inspired by Gelflings. It’s pretty easy to see my influences when I look at these; Wayne Douglas Barlowe and the After Man book series, not to mention Star Wars and Brian Froud. I also drew unicorns, lots and lots of unicorns, but I’ll spare you those. All done on type paper my Dad brought home from his office.
The first droopy-eyed, feather-haired image is me at 15 with the painting I won a blue ribbon with at the county fair.
*sigh* It’s amazing how not much has changed.