# 1 6 0 - M I K E D A W S O N S T U D Y (Mike’s original image is on the left, my study of his image is on the right)
I met Mike Dawson at birthing class about 5 years ago just as his autobiographical graphic novel, Freddie and Me was coming out. I purchased it and was blown away. It’s so soo good. Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Freddie-Me-Coming-Age-Bohemian/dp/1596914769
Anyway, Mike is a great artist and writer and a few days ago I saw this image he posted on his site (http://mikedawwwson.tumblr.com/image/50651198069) and decided it would be really interesting to do a study of the drawing (and so I did).
It was a difficult and interesting exercise but so educational. I have nothing but respect and admiration for graphic novelists- and more now (as I’ve gotten a glimpse into how much work goes into one single page much less a whole book).
Enjoy. And check out Mike’s killer, killer work: http://mikedawwwson.tumblr.com/comics
This is really cool - and of course, super-flattering that Adam took so much time to draw something based on a drawing of mine. I can’t help but notice areas in the new drawing that look stronger against my original. The additional solid-black on the floor, the proportions of the figure in the bed - seem like improvements to me. I am not sure there’s much I’m going to do about the size of the guy in the bed, but I do think I’m going to lay down some additional ink on the floorboards before this page makes it to print.
Check out Adam’s Tumblr here
. He posts great images, daily. I’m totally impressed about the amount of work he accomplishes with multiple kids, a day-job, etc…