My drawing ability never did get much better than this:
I would suspect that the things with a little “G” on them are the good guys, and the things with a little “B” are the bad guys, in which case the bad guys appear to be getting trounced. However, it’s not all black and white; you can see that the lopsided planet of “Nosino” down at the bottom is half good and half bad. Ah, moral complexity invades childhood …
In case anyone is interested, the other side of this masterpiece is a mimeographed worksheet about simple machines. I may not have been much of an artist, but I knew my inclined plane from my wedge!
Hmm, maybe my drawings aren’t so bad after all …
13 thoughts on “The Early Years: Space Battle; Or, Why I Didn’t Do My Own Comic Book Artwork”
you do squirrel away the weirdest thing. meant in the nicest possible way…
As both sides of the paper suggest, you were just getting prepped for the day when you’d be able to do your drawing stuff with CAD…
Wow. I would love to hear the explaination of what is really going on in that picture, it kinda reminds me of one of Dennis’s adventures…..
i think your original artwork is where carl sagan got the idea for contact.
Before I read the bottom of your post, I was thinking, “The drawings on that sheet look worse than his.” I sympathize with your drawing abilities. I think we both have achieved the same level of skill in that area. I have a couple of pieces I did during a job orientation (yes, I know how irresponsible that sounds) that look about like your drawing, the only difference is that I was in my 20’s when I drew mine.