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The Waaaaaaaay Back Machine (1982)


I was a given a sketchbook for Christmas and I promptly filled it up. I was eighteen, pissed off I was stuck in Huntington, WV and had met an illustrator who tried valiantly to teach this stubborn ex-varsity baseball pitcher how to cartoon.

A prodigy I was not. Turns out what I lacked in talent, I made up for in tenacity.

Comments (4)


"The Rebel" the early years!

Not bad at all. Trademark shadow pattern. It's neat you found a mentor.

Talent is a funny thing. I suspect it has different meanings in different contexts. In the sense you use it, I doubt I can claim a talent for anything, really.

"A prodigy I was not"... this reminded me of Yoda:
"This one a long time have I watched. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these

I guess you weren't tempted by the Dark Side :D


I've seen worse...


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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