…fourteen year old Ricky Veitch has his clipboard, typing paper, ruler and mechanical pencil and is furiously working on Page 3 of HERO COMICS #15.
I remember you threatening to foist HERO comics upon the public in some form of publication in your Comic’s Journal interview. Think that will ever happen? You could do it online, but I’d rather have a comic before me – flip through the pages and really mull over what was going on in ‘li’l’ Rick’s’ head. You could even do it annotated…,” During the drawing of this sequence, Dad was angry with his bosses at the mill…over here, the family dynamic was breaking down.” Do you have a record of your dreams from the HERO period…or maybe just remember them? Be interesting to see how they informed each other – both HERO and dreams coming from your unconscious and all.
I can’t imagine there would ever be a large enough audience to warrant printing HERO Comics. I think it works best here on the blog, with a taste of my teen-age work posted every once in a while.
I was always a vivid dreamer but didn’t keep a dream diary until my early twenties. There is a record of a big dream I had which I described in a letter to my brother Tom and which he published in his poetry magazine. It’s not from the Hero period but just after, when Tom and I were collaborating on CRAZYMOUSE and OLD MAGIK comics. I’ll see if I can dig a copy up and post it.
Any chance you can put up some CRAZY MOUSE pages? Or more of the comic that featured CRAZY MOUSE that appeared in TOM VEITCH MAGAZINE? It’s great seeing ‘where it all began’.
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