I have collected original comic art for the past 35+ years, and have long been fascinated by the narrative arts.  I've also spent a long time struggling with bringing drawing marks into my oil paintings, rarely being satisfied with the results. The latest pieces I've been working on, which I call
Free Association Funnies, combine my fascination with the process work found in my sketchbooks, with the responsiveness which I strive for in my my paintings.  Most of this is handled intuitively, responding to and from one image to the next, going back and forth, up and down, within the picture plane.  

There are repeating images and triggers in the work, some elements that I've been working with for years, and others that arise from everyday life, language, and the free associatiative process.