Well, I’m back from San Francisco.
While shifting bookcases around yesterday (to make room for some stuff I picked up in SF), I found several more Borjun’s Tavern sketches from back in the day. (Check the Borjun’s Tavern link at the top of the page for more sketches and an explanation of what the Tavern was. I’ll add these photos to that collection sometime in the next couple of days.)
The first is actually okay recent, drawn on a napkin at the Blarneystone several years ago. Basically a couple concept sketches for a monkey, a random patron, and Blitzen, a Nazi reindeer stormtrooper (not one of my characters).
Next is a collection of Trix doodles and concept sketches…I’m guessing that this is at least 15 years old, maybe older.
Next, Cyborg and Sphere concept sketches (once again, not my character) from the same time period (at least it’s the next page in the pad)…
The next two are half-hearted attempts at creating a Borjun’s Tavern comic book. Both are from 15 years ago or so as well, long before I’d even thought of using a computer for this type of thing.
I was obviously also impressed with that Sandman t-shirt of Death drinking a cup of coffee.
If I remember, the above cafe was modelled on Cafe Trios in Chapel Hill as well…
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Way back in high school, probably at least 15 years ago now, a group of friends and I created a cooperative story via a BBS I ran out of my house. Three-fourths silly and one-fourth serious (kinda like a Pratchett book), the story followed the travels of an “interdimensional tavern” that hopped from one universe to the next. The patrons were a hodge-podge of characters from all over…..Alice in Wonderland, Oz, Star Trek, Warner Brothers cartoons, or wherever.
Each writer was allowed to write only the characters they added or the plotlines they created….for whatever reason, this gave the story legs (versus those stories you would write in English class where each student would add one sentence). Off and on, the story continued for over a decade.
The sketch below, done halfway through college, is of one of the characters I created, Trix, a punk girl who ended up becoming a substitute bartender for several years after the bar’s owner, Borjun, was eaten by a grizzly bear.
If I remember correctly, this sketch was supposedly set during the Tavern’s Valentine’s Formal, which unsurprisingly turned into a large gun battle about halfway through. (I’ve obviously touched it up with Photoshop.)
There are pads and pads of these sketches, so this probably won’t be the last one to go up. (I’ll probably add a tab at the top of the page and collect all the Tavern related art together when it starts to pile up. Hell, I have the majority of Tavern story sitting around somewhere–maybe it’ll grow into a Tavern web page.)
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