Introducing Bittersweet Comics by Justin Comley
In 2009, The Object’s illustrator, Justin Comley, began working on a hand-drawn comic series called Bittersweet Comics. Dark, disturbing, often hilarious, Justin would appear now and again with a few new frames to show his friends. We all loved them, but with no idea how to make them available to more people, he moved on to other projects.
Luckily, his good friend and second cousin–yours truly–has devised a way to bring Justin some much-deserved exposure, so I’m happy to announce that we’ve got something new for you guys while you await Book Two: Bittersweet Comics, which we plan to post every Monday, indefinitely.
Bittersweet Comics are short, hand-sketched comic strips similar to those in the Sunday paper, only the content is intended for an adult audience. The stories or images depict heartbreak, anger, frustration, and injustice, but not without a sprinkle of humor and hope.
We must warn you in advance that the subject matter can be pretty grim. If you keep your reading and viewing content to a PG-13 level or lower, you might want to skip these posts. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy them. Stay tuned for the first ever Bittersweet Comics posting, coming up today!
A little about Justin:
Justin and I met as students of Western Kentucky University, both living in Pearce Ford Tower, the tallest dorm in Kentucky at 27 floors. Eventually we got an apartment together, along with our horticulturist friend Rick Heavrin, who is now the head gardener at a famous author’s house. (I actually went to visit him over the weekend. Didn’t get to meet the famous author, tough.) After living together for several months, Justin and I found out we’re actually second cousins.
His artwork ranges from landscapes to monsters of his creation to commissioned illustrations to the human form.
Justin featured in the Bowling Green Daily News
Justin’s blog: Trevor Inkwell
ARTWORK BY JUSTIN COMLEY
All images Copyright Justin Comley, 2008-2012.