From ATC’s incept in 2003 through mid-to-late 2005 life was a pretty even split between the comic and a day job. Since then there was progressively less and less “spare” time to throw at the comic – it was either consumed by freelance work or by asset and page production. From 2006 onward, all work on ATC was applied directly to the comic.
Greg (Pencil Study)
This version of Greg is the older, original ATC “spec” from high school history class, complete with solid fuel rocket motors in his shoulderblades, elbows and calves. The rockets – and several other add-ons – were dropped in favor of a more feasible design.
A great example of a short-lived experiment with heavier line weights and gothier boots.
Nothing to see here!
A pretty terrible old pinup of Raven that stood guard over some even more terrible pages near the end of ATC’s first production installment. The pages were eventually redone, and my attitude towards offensive content being on the front page has changed a bit since 2003.
An inexplicably non-canon desktop.
Even less canon than Raven’s workout. It’s a UNIX system! I know this! Oldest instance of comic-applicable digital inks!
The Perfect Crime
I put a lot of work into those buttons. And comparatively none into everything else.
These are not the craziest nipples on this website.
Paper Street Boogie
I’m leaving this one in to gloss over the fact I’m leaving an older piece out.
Val on a re-orientation of one of the oldest ATC covers. A strong piece for the era (2004).
MAN CANDY. Jolie liked it!
Just a little crazy.
Re-documenting the Candy section in March of 2013, all I can really remember of this one is that at the time I was obnoxiously happy with it – a love buzz that lasted about six hours.
The original post name is a fairly accurate description of the piece.
Raven with tan lines and a Chuck Norris-sized handgun.
What it says on the label.
Bricks are heavy.
This is, I believe, the last illustration of Shannon – her last appearance in ATC had been the year before and it’s doubtful she’ll be seen again for quite some time!
‘Tis the season!
Unlike Shannon, Naomi got some screen time in the last chapter of The Dualist – she looks better there!