John Coker’s DEcomPRESSIONism ends this week and it’s been a fan favorite strip since it debuted wayyyy back in the Spring of 2011. This week we’ll celebrate the run by pulling the curtain back a bit and looking at some of the inspirations and processes behind the strip.
Take it away, John:
This is a little five page mini-comic I did in colored pencil for my girlfriend, at the time, about 5 and a half/six years ago. It was titled “Her.” You’ll note that the character names are very familiar. This little comic done on a whim, is what eventually, 5 years later, became the groundwork for Decompressionism. A lot has changed since, both from character designs, and the tone and feel. It’s interesting to me to look back on this and see what it’s grown into, and what Decom was visually birthed from, and I thought that this would be a neat little thing to share a few days before the Decom finale. Please enjoy.