Dessins, October 1992
This was the first in the series of Dessins cartoons I drew for the Hartland High School newspaper,
the Eagle, between the autumn of 1992 and the spring of 1994. (Dessins is French for "drawings.") I drew this one using a regular
ball-point pen, a mistake which I never repeated. The printer's camera wasn't sensitive enough to pick
up my ball-point lines, and so the resultant comic was kind of scratchy. For every serious drawing I've
done since this one, I've used nice dark liquid ink pens. They simply photocopy and photograph better.
For the purposes of this on-line gallery, I've taken the liberty of editing the original drawings just a little
bit. For instance, the titles and captions of these cartoons have been redone with an electronic photo
editor... the original versions published in the HHS Eagle contained hand-written titles and captions.
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