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Showing posts from June, 2012

Comic: Louisiana 70 South

Images from a drive through southern Louisiana in June, 1990. I was born and raised in Louisiana, and returned there at this time to get married.

From The Lost Notebooks of Paul Tumey

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Recent Comix #1 by Paul Tumey

All cartoons and comix in this digital mini-comic are by Paul Tumey, unless otherwise noted.
[Special thanx to Carl Linich, for hipping me to Rube Goldberg's Bertha, The Siberian Cheesehound, which inspired the Catoons series]

Dream Comix #17,647 by Paul Tumey and Claire Mack

Last Sunday Morning

Comic: Chef Hippo

First publication. From the lost notebooks of Paul Tumey.

Copyright 2012 Paul Tumey

Mini-comic: The Infernal Organ

When I created this comic book in November, 1990, I wanted to make something that felt like the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. I was also inspired by the stream-of-consciousness stories that comic book master John Stanley created in his Little Lulu stories when Lulu makes up stories to keep Alvin out of trouble.
My own story took a darker turn than my inspirations. It was all intuitively created.  The story was totally spontaneous, and found its own form. I am a little uncomfortable with the horrific imagery, but it was the song in my heart that day, and I am glad that I honored it.
This was my first comic book work after taking a 3,000 honeymoon bicycle ride with Susan. I remember feeling very focused and powerful.
Staying at a temporary home in the isolated hills of Pennsylvania and having no money, I only had a blue-ink ball point pen and a black felt-tip marker available to draw with. I figured it would make little difference when Xeroxed, and it didn’t… it printed out i…

Mini-comic: Goin' Down The Line

Created in Boston, MA 1990 Self-published as a mini-comic and distributed through Factsheet Five Copyright 2012 Paul Tumey