My father's influence worked its way into my work, most vividly in the character King Adolph from my comic book, HUGO.
|First issue, 1982.|
At this time, I tempered the character with moments of inept kindness. Years later, my romanticism eroded. Said one reader: “I have more of an understanding of how your character, King Adolph (the 'father figure'), went from being a lovable oaf in your early HUGO work, to a miserable, violent drunkard in the comics you produced later.” Below: comics from 2003-2004.
|Below: In a moment of weakness, Hugo sees the king as a kindly “voice of experience”.|
There’s a very slight chance that even one's worst moments can supply a durable idea. These comics are still available from me, original books and a reprint. If you’re interested in delving deeper into my
damaged psyche by reading them, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org