Here are some more drawings from my very young self.
In doing some research for a school project, I found this comic I made as a kid.
Back then, I was deeply inspired by both Tom & Jerry comics, and The Cricket in Times Square.
I always made my characters live in over designed houses, and drive over designed vehicles that they made themselves.
The castle (there probably wasn’t a motel anywhere) was on a cliff, of course. And you can see the purple door, even from this far away.
I remember thinking the door was off when I drew it, so I worked that into the conversation, as though it was on purpose.
I can’t find the rest of the story. I know they found a smaller door and gained entrance to the castle, and had adventures inside. But, I can’t remember what happened.
Back in the 90’s, I bought some cheap pick-ups at Ted’s music in Baltimore, and I installed them in some galvanized buckets and trashcans. This became my electric drum set – the bucket drum set.
I was very pleased with this approach.
I made a few recordings with these, and even played out with mh pal, Diana Froley, at the Theater Project, and a small club near the stadium. The name of the club eludes me as I type this.
I would mic them, and also run them through some guitar pedals into a mixer/PA.
I decided to release some of the tracks on Bandcamp.
I just found this gem.