Sunday, March 28, 2010

Slick And Pals: Before and After

Just for fun, I thought I'd post some of the full pages from this Slick and Pals book. I would draw three dailies per page and Sunday comics would take up a whole page turned sideways. As you can see, the original pencil artwork does not reproduce very well. That's the main reason I decided to ink and color these especially for my blog.

Creator Commentary: So why go to all the trouble of inking and coloring some crusty old drawings? I have a history with this character. I started drawing Slick in elementary school, continued it through junior high, high school and even college. Looking back, I cherish this comic strip. This strip helped me develop my humor, writing, and art style. The early strips posted here aren't very good (I was 11 for Pete's sake!), but the strip gradually developed over the years and got better. The work I did on Slick helped shape me into the cartoonist I am today. And I'm pretty proud of that.


  1. Nice! I was wondering if you were going to post up the original work or not. So pure and raw, I love it.

  2. Thanks. Those original pages are in rough shape. Eventually, I want to scan in all of my "notebook" drawings just to preserve them because those notebooks are falling apart. Glad you enjoyed my trip down memory lane.