1993. I loved this time. Felt I had the Destructors as fleshed out as I could get them. The characters all grew away from their Marvel comics inspirations (copies,clones, whatevs.)
Had just enough in-fighting which was my favorite part of any team. Of course the look is completely Image inspired. Along with the Valiant style #0 issue. But I loved zero issues and still do. They're like prequel stories most of the time. Anyway this was done with Pen. Colored with markers and colored pencils. I still dig the colored pencil and would love to give the digital look a break for awhile. Maybe for my next jammy.
I always used the name Crusher. Even as my "professional wrestler" name. Sure,it has nothing to do with a guy who can summon lightning blasts and shoot electric bolts out of his hands. I liked it, though. I guess this is just before everyone started naming their characters "Deathmaster fire lord" or "Darkclaw the bounty hunter killer". Simple times. Anyway if your curious about the tools I used I believe it was Binder refill lined paper and some sort of papermate. Lettering done by HAND. Whoa.
Ah, Destructors #1. My very first comic from 1986. This should be worth thousands. Even WITH the frayed corners and soda spills on it. It was a great feeling to make these little books.
Just grab some loose leaf, fold them in half, three staples along the sides and just fill in the pages with whatever you wanted. Creating something out of nothing. It was an awakening.
I ended up making about a hundred of these. I still have them and love to go through them every once in awhile. I NEED to do this again. Similar to what creators are doing with the 24 hour comic thing. Don't over think. Don't go nuts with re-writes and dialogue. Don't even lay it out before drawing it. Just DO. Something like illustration improv. Yeah. Destructors need a reunion special or something.
This is this is the last page where everyone is safe and relaxing.I gave it the corny "someone make a shitty pun and we all laugh" finale.Looking back I see my mistakes and I've learned from doing stuff like this.Working on actual scripts is what brings out your flaws.Oh,I got a rejection letter.I was actually shocked.stupid kid.