This was my favorite of the illustrations in Schmuck Diaries. The illustration for the last chapter in the book, the story was very short but effective. Adam Kessler, Seth Kushner’s comic persona, has been dumped once again. Plans had been made to go to a nice restaurant in the city but with the turn of events he finds himself at the local chinese takeout. While waiting for his food a young boy named Ken, comes up to him and prophesizes that he’ll be married by the time he’s 32.Later when he gets home he opens up the fortune cookie that came with his meal that reads: “No one can walk backwards into the future.”
Four years later at the age of 32 he shows that fortune to his new bride.
"A Stream of Consciousness: Hiroshima" Part 1, Sketchbook, 2013
Recently, I’ve been working in a sketchbook to warm up for the big project I’m working on. This morning my mind was distracted by a video I saw last night about the fallout of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima.The obstacle and situation in Fukushima is far greater than most people have been told and far more terrifying.The results of the project going wrong, and the chances are high, will effect the whole world for centuries. This is part one of a comic completely improvised where I wanted to use bright colors to augment the horrors of the atomic bombs radiation and destruction.