Saturday, February 25, 2012

Volunteers #1 Cover

Welcome to VOLUNTEERS #1, May 2004.  The germ of this idea came in the shadowy days after a bad migraine, when I was thinking about "found art"--making art out of whatever flotsam and jetsam happened to be lying around.
Thus, all of the dialogue in VOLUNTEERS #1 was chosen at random from old comic books I plucked out of an overflowing box, with the following caveats:  the comic book must be at least 15 years old, and preferably an obscure title or one no longer in print.
I wrote each one on a post-it, and kept re-arranging and re-arranging them until they made sense.  As you might suspect, I threw out a lot.
One might recognize the stalwart Volunteers from their guest-starring role in my prior comic book experiment, BAD EGGS #1, a 24 Hour Comic Book.


Peter O'Keefe said...

I've always liked your Bad Eggs and Volunteers comics. The artwork has a lot of energy and I love the compositions. There should be a category for outsider artists comic books.

John Oak Dalton said...

There is--the dumpster! :) But seriously, I'm glad you enjoy them and thanks for the kind words.