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.
I just received my first published comic in the mail! It was included in an anthology about endangered sea animals,Wild Ocean. I wrote a short story called Butanding, which translates from Tagalog as “whale shark”It was the first story I had written and drawn by myself . The story focuses around a lost fisherman’s encounter with the whale sharks after he falls into the ocean. It’s hard to look at something I did a year ago but I’m proud of the result.
You can purchase it on Amazon here. I also want to thank Matt Dembicki for the chance to work on this!
A small comic about Cinderella from the illuminated manuscripts at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA. I love seeing images like this. It can be easily forgotten how comics have arrived to it’s current setting, and to see early forms such as this always amazes me.
I recently donated this piece to the kids at Sandy Hook Elementary and thought it would be great to share to them. While I understand this isn’t a comic, the whole piece is about my love for comics and is filled with small refrences to what got me into comics in the first place. And the girl in the piece is the main character to the comic I’m writing at the moment.
Trying to get more people onto tothlove my tumblr dedicated to Alex Toth. Please help me out. Reblog, and let your friends know. I feel like its gone under the radar for so long and would like more people to know about how great Toth was.