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Steve

I was born a long time ago in a land now fallen into decay and ruin. Early on it was observed that I had a love for art, often getting reprimands from teachers that I should be doing my assignment instead of doodling. Despite this, I was still a fairly good student, and continued on to not only graduate from grade school, but also high school and, eventually, college (with a dual major in Fine Art as well as Visual Art). I have worked a variety of jobs, finally settling into a position in the mail fulfillment business, where I have been for over 25 years. Illness has sent me away from one path, and I now spend more time at home. I have returned to drawing as a form of therapy, and it is helping me keep my mind more at ease. So in this regard, I guess I should be happy that my inability to be around people translates to me being able to do more drawing to settle my emotional state. Hang around, and drop in to help me through this SAD and Depression... I will do my best to entertain you, as well as keep myself upbeat.
21
March
2019

Sad, Sad News

My good friend, mentor, and all around nice guy Donnie Walker passed away from diabetic complications. Donnie not only was my computer guru that I turned to for advice about computers, but he was also a fellow cartoonist, and gave me a big morale boost to help me continue drawing when I was down in the dumps (which was often). He inspired me on so many levels, that I only realize after his passing just what a great influence he was on me.

Wherever you are Donnie, you are missed.

Donnie Walker, circa 2014
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08
January
2018

Not Too Good…

Well, maybe you know, and maybe you don’t.

I have been fighting depression for a number of years, and I guess I am just going through a dip right now.

I am still drawing, but it is with great effort.  I hope to get another Zap-Man book out in a month or so, but we will see.

But hang in there, Zapohiles… Lord knows I”M trying to…

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05
November
2017

Alive…still alive…

Yep, I am still among the living. I am tattered, worn, and torn from the current events in my life, which is not helped by my depressive state and ill health within the family, but I am struggling to continue my creative endeavors.  I drew this for Halloween 2017, but didn’t finish it quite in time. This is not meant for any project in particular, I just felt the need to draw something…anything.  Hope you like it Zapophiles! 

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20
September
2017

Have Faith, Ye Zapophiles!

My life has been a “Perfect Storm” of events causing me turmoil and anxiety. I have not been doing much of any kind of art as I transition through this phase. I am simply too emotionally exhausted. I hope things will resume a more normal course of action in the next few months- until then I make notes and try to keep a good frame of mind- at least the best I can.

Being a one man operation has both pros and cons- but rest assured, I will continue putting out issues of Zap-man …my mental health depends on it!

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31
July
2017

I’m Still Around!

Yes, I have been keeping a pretty low profile lately.  Not by choice- I am having a hell of a roller coaster life right now, and things will not be better for months.

The good news I am making progress on returning to “normal”.

The bad news- my art has slowed down. I don’t have access to all my art equipment, my personal space is limited, and my emotional state is frazzled. 

I will be back- one positive side note-  I am taking notes on a new story arc for Zappy that will make a lot of Zapophiles very happy!  

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