Andrew Lorenzi

"I Want to Believe"
Brush, ink, gouache, vellum, and cut paper on toned paper.
Hello dear readers,
I love the paranormal, and I am still obsessed with the X-Files. Oh, to have been born earlier, and to have had the chance to draw a Scully and Mulder comic in their heyday. Keep watching the skis skies.

"I Want to Believe"

Brush, ink, gouache, vellum, and cut paper on toned paper.

Hello dear readers,

I love the paranormal, and I am still obsessed with the X-Files. Oh, to have been born earlier, and to have had the chance to draw a Scully and Mulder comic in their heyday. Keep watching the skis skies.

"On Trails"
Brush, ink, and gouache on post-it notes.
Hello dear readers,
I’m putting together a bunch of tiny comics for SPX with my girlfriend. Some autobio, fiction, fan fiction, collage, etc.  I’ll post more information and comics soon. I’m working on some exciting long projects which I hope to announce soon, too.

"On Trails"

Brush, ink, and gouache on post-it notes.

Hello dear readers,

I’m putting together a bunch of tiny comics for SPX with my girlfriend. Some autobio, fiction, fan fiction, collage, etc.  I’ll post more information and comics soon. I’m working on some exciting long projects which I hope to announce soon, too.

andrewsketches:

"Broken"

Unfinished comic and process sketches.

Colored pencil, ink and gouache on paper.

I started this comic last winter, dealing with my first surgery after breaking my leg in high school. I’ve written about my broken leg before, but I wanted to explore a peculiar experience I had while recuperating. 

I thumbnailed much of the story, and tried drawing with varied materials and paper, before ultimately shelving it. I’m going to redraw it this year however, as I’ve found it can help me to step away from a piece for a little while. 

andrewsketches:

"Snake Eyes"
Pen and ink on bristol.
Unfinished comic from 2013 about a favorite childhood action figure.

andrewsketches:

"Snake Eyes"

Pen and ink on bristol.

Unfinished comic from 2013 about a favorite childhood action figure.

andrewsketches:

"A Haunting" Unfinished comic
Pen and ink on bristol.
I started this comic sometime in 2012, I think. My girlfriend and I had moved into a new apartment which was seemingly haunted. Initially, only little things would be moved around, but things escalated when a spatula launched off our counter, lids flew from cabinets, impossible noises, etc. 
It may have been our anxiety manifesting itself, or maybe we met a ghost. I was also researching local haunting history at the time, so I was slowly being consumed by restless spirits. l wasn’t drawing much at this time, , so I was trying to teach myself comics again from ligne-claire up.
I’ve returned to elements of this story in my forthcoming Frank Santoro Correspondence Course comic (hoping to finish it soon, sigh).

Unfinished comics process.

andrewsketches:

"A Haunting" Unfinished comic

Pen and ink on bristol.

I started this comic sometime in 2012, I think. My girlfriend and I had moved into a new apartment which was seemingly haunted. Initially, only little things would be moved around, but things escalated when a spatula launched off our counter, lids flew from cabinets, impossible noises, etc. 

It may have been our anxiety manifesting itself, or maybe we met a ghost. I was also researching local haunting history at the time, so I was slowly being consumed by restless spirits. l wasn’t drawing much at this time, , so I was trying to teach myself comics again from ligne-claire up.

I’ve returned to elements of this story in my forthcoming Frank Santoro Correspondence Course comic (hoping to finish it soon, sigh).

Unfinished comics process.

2015 Retrofit Artist Announcement at Comics Reporter

retrofitcomics:

Retrofit 2015 will include:

Matt Madden
Yumi Sakugawa
Sophie Franz
Laura Lannes
Kate Leth
Andrew Lorenzi
Laura Knetzger
Maré Odomo
* an art book by the cartoonist and illustrator Steven Weissman
* a special edition of Future Shock, edited by Josh Berggraff
* two books by Box Brown

Click the link for more detail!

I am honored to announce that Retrofit Comics will be publishing my book of all-new stories in 2015. I have been developing these stories for years, and I am proud to have Retrofit supporting me! I will have news and glimpses of the book over the next months!

"Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Diary comic in pen, ink, gouache, and watercolor on paper (+ computer)

Hello dear readers,

I’m shifting gears toward some long-form works, one of which I hope to have at SPX in two month’s time. I plan to draw up a few diary comics as breaks/room to experiment, too. 

"July Morning"
Gouache and watercolor on paper.
Hello dear readers,
I’m writing and drawing some longer comics, and I have some big projects on the horizon. Here is a little diary comic about doing yoga in the park. More comics are forthcoming.

"July Morning"

Gouache and watercolor on paper.

Hello dear readers,

I’m writing and drawing some longer comics, and I have some big projects on the horizon. Here is a little diary comic about doing yoga in the park. More comics are forthcoming.

"Sleep Oblivion" Unfinished comic.
Ink and gouache paint on colored paper.
Hello dear readers,
Here is a comic I started drawing over the winter, when I was trying to grapple with a very surreal sleeping schedule. I was reading a lot of Alex Toth comics at the time.
One day, I’d like to finish this, or start over completely (I’d thumbnailed a few more pages). “Sleepwalking” was a working title, which I gave up for a nod to a Yukio Mishima story. Draw, live, & learn.

"Sleep Oblivion" Unfinished comic.

Ink and gouache paint on colored paper.

Hello dear readers,

Here is a comic I started drawing over the winter, when I was trying to grapple with a very surreal sleeping schedule. I was reading a lot of Alex Toth comics at the time.

One day, I’d like to finish this, or start over completely (I’d thumbnailed a few more pages). “Sleepwalking” was a working title, which I gave up for a nod to a Yukio Mishima story. Draw, live, & learn.

"Two to Transport: Ballad of a Red Shirt"

Ink, Gouache, and computer coloring.

Hello dear readers,

I have one of my older comics on Vice today! I love Star Trek, and have often fantasized about serving aboard the Enterprise. My favorite series, in order: Tie of DS9/TNG, The Original Series, Voyager/Animated Series tie. 

Old Comics: Music to Cry to

I drew this 7 years ago, when I was making most of my comics in composition notebooks. I haven’t read any of these in years, but I’ll be posting some of them here.

I’ll have some new comics up soon.

edit: inflationary I wish I could remember what song it was! Like many of the comics I drew in college, I’d use song lyrics or names for my titles. I’d have to resurface my old Zune to know for sure. This was one of my favorites, though.

More Diary Comics
Hello dear readers,
I’m learning to draw these again, hoping to keep it going for a while.

More Diary Comics

Hello dear readers,

I’m learning to draw these again, hoping to keep it going for a while.

Hello dear readers,
I’m finishing some projects and I’ve bought a new sketchbook which I’m excited to fill with diary comics. I’ll be posting more soon.

Hello dear readers,

I’m finishing some projects and I’ve bought a new sketchbook which I’m excited to fill with diary comics. I’ll be posting more soon.