Andrew Lorenzi

Sketches from The Time Wars

Colored pencils, watercolor, and gouache on paper

Hey y’all,

These are sketches for my forthcoming minicomic, which I hope to have finished for Comic Arts Brooklyn next week. Full-color, tiny, and space age.

Production assistance by dejected

October
Colored pencils and gouache on rainbow copy paper
Continuing these little diary/sci-fi strips as I plan out my minicomic. The mini will take place in the same universe as my ongoing Elroy comic. I’ll post more details soon!

October

Colored pencils and gouache on rainbow copy paper

Continuing these little diary/sci-fi strips as I plan out my minicomic. The mini will take place in the same universe as my ongoing Elroy comic. I’ll post more details soon!

Rain Comic
colored pencils on pink paper
I’m drawing these small diary comics to loosen up for my minicomic and such. I was thinking of one of my favorite American Elf strips while drawing this one (wish I could remember the date).

Rain Comic

colored pencils on pink paper

I’m drawing these small diary comics to loosen up for my minicomic and such. I was thinking of one of my favorite American Elf strips while drawing this one (wish I could remember the date).

"Two weeks"
colored pencils on green paper
I’ve been drawing a lot in preparation for Comic Arts Brookyln. I’m hoping to have a minicomic ready, so perhaps I will see you there!
Edit- purry, The line is written as I intended, but I suppose that could work, too!

"Two weeks"

colored pencils on green paper

I’ve been drawing a lot in preparation for Comic Arts Brookyln. I’m hoping to have a minicomic ready, so perhaps I will see you there!

Edit- purry, The line is written as I intended, but I suppose that could work, too!

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Another by my bff, Matt

dejected:

Andrew

Another by my bff, Matt

dejected:

Andrew

My bff Matt took this in July. I’ve drawn/embroidered this beach before.
Lauren and I are in our new apartment/city, and we love it. I have my art table set up, so I’ll be drawing every dang day. Expect many comics.

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My bff Matt took this in July. I’ve drawn/embroidered this beach before.

Lauren and I are in our new apartment/city, and we love it. I have my art table set up, so I’ll be drawing every dang day. Expect many comics.

"One Week"
colored pencils on blue copy paper
this is the first page of a comic about very immediate events. i’ll draw more as things develop.
spoiler: i will not stop making playlists.

"One Week"

colored pencils on blue copy paper

this is the first page of a comic about very immediate events. i’ll draw more as things develop.


spoiler: i will not stop making playlists.

"Time Wars" Continued.
Colored pencils, markers, ink, on paper
Hello friends,
Okay, so I have been drawing a lot of this sci-fi comic, originally titled “Elroy Andrews…” something, now probably “Time Wars.” I started it for Frank Santoro’s competition, but I’ve since fleshed it out quite a bit.
I wanted to post one more page here, and then I am hope to post many more pages at once somewhere else. Stay tuned. There will be space ships, lasers, domestic partnerships, vague depression, etc!
It should also make sense, eventually, too.

"Time Wars" Continued.

Colored pencils, markers, ink, on paper

Hello friends,

Okay, so I have been drawing a lot of this sci-fi comic, originally titled “Elroy Andrews…” something, now probably “Time Wars.” I started it for Frank Santoro’s competition, but I’ve since fleshed it out quite a bit.

I wanted to post one more page here, and then I am hope to post many more pages at once somewhere else. Stay tuned. There will be space ships, lasers, domestic partnerships, vague depression, etc!

It should also make sense, eventually, too.

"Devil Dinosaur by Jack Kirby, Issue 3, Page 16"

Colored pencil on yellow copy paper.

I’ve read comics all my life, and I’ve long admired Jack Kirby’s work. I read that story “This Man, This Monster” repeatedly as a little kid, because it was reprinted in some History of  Marvel Comics book.

Lately, my favorite work by Kirby is his 1970s stuff. I love his 2001: A Space Odyssey comic, which is a large inspiration for the science fiction story I’m drawing. But, my favorite Kirby comics are Devil Dinosaur, and his friend Moonboy. I recommend getting a Jack Kirby collection from your local public or academic library.

I tried to draw this fast, without inks or much penciling. These compositions are insane…

I plan to do this with more of these “studies” of my favorite cartoonists’ pages. I think Frank Santoro teaches this method, and I understand why.

"Ambulance"
Colored pencils, ink, markers, on copy paper.

Just a tiny comic tonight; I’m making a lot of progress on that science fiction comic! I’m hoping to have 10-14 p done at the end of this weekend, and I’m stoked to draw them!

"Ambulance"

Colored pencils, ink, markers, on copy paper.

Just a tiny comic tonight; I’m making a lot of progress on that science fiction comic! I’m hoping to have 10-14 p done at the end of this weekend, and I’m stoked to draw them!

"Diary Comic, September 9th, 2013"
Colored pencils, ink, on blinding neon paper.
Hello dear readers,
Grad school reading is piling up, but I am planning out a lot of new comics. I’ll do my best to maintain this pace.
Edit - I still can’t figure out how to comment on my own posts, so thanks to anyone who ever comments.
@somethingconceptual: I’m in a library science graduate program. It’s great, and I’m trying to balance it with comics as best as I can… 

"Diary Comic, September 9th, 2013"

Colored pencils, ink, on blinding neon paper.

Hello dear readers,

Grad school reading is piling up, but I am planning out a lot of new comics. I’ll do my best to maintain this pace.

Edit - I still can’t figure out how to comment on my own posts, so thanks to anyone who ever comments.

@somethingconceptual: I’m in a library science graduate program. It’s great, and I’m trying to balance it with comics as best as I can… 

"Elroy Andrews, of the United Planets Orbit 3, 1972"

Ink, Charcoal, Colored pencils, packing labels, marker on toned paper.

I drew this for Frank Santoro’s Comics Workbook Composition Competition

http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/post/54896164004/the-santoro-correspondence-course-for-comic-book

Though I failed by a wide margin to complete the 16 pages, I do plan on finishing the story over the next month, and maybe collect it in horrid yellow minicomics. The competition called for 8 panels per page at certain dimensions; all my paper is small, which is why there are 6 per page, and eventually i would have split it in photoshop. dang, it was fun though.


I realize this really doesn’t make sense yet, but hopefully it will once it’s finished. It’s just… everything at once…

"Goodbye, Chester"
Colored pencils and ink on colored paper.
This is dedicated to Chester, about whom I wrote here. I miss you very much, old friend. I will see you on the astral plane.
Edit: Thank you so much to everyone offering condolences. Chester had a great, long life, and I’m happy to have shared it with him.

"Goodbye, Chester"

Colored pencils and ink on colored paper.

This is dedicated to Chester, about whom I wrote here. I miss you very much, old friend. I will see you on the astral plane.

Edit: Thank you so much to everyone offering condolences. Chester had a great, long life, and I’m happy to have shared it with him.

"Rookie Card"
Colored Pencils and ink on green paper.
I have been marveling at my old pokémon card collection. I spent all of middle school staring at the tiny illustrations, even though I never learned to play the game well (I believe I failed to qualify at the leagues…).
I did, however, have that Pokémon trading card video game, that was based on the cards based on the video game, which was good.
I encourage anyone reading to make their own pkmn card of themselves! I am not ashamed to confess that this is not the first custom card I’ve drawn.

"Rookie Card"

Colored Pencils and ink on green paper.

I have been marveling at my old pokémon card collection. I spent all of middle school staring at the tiny illustrations, even though I never learned to play the game well (I believe I failed to qualify at the leagues…).


I did, however, have that Pokémon trading card video game, that was based on the cards based on the video game, which was good.


I encourage anyone reading to make their own pkmn card of themselves! I am not ashamed to confess that this is not the first custom card I’ve drawn.