Round Black Glasses Begins!


Today I begin serializing ROUND BLACK GLASSES on Patreon, my 18th and most recent 24 Hour Comic, which I drew on 24 Hour Comic Day 2017 between 9 am Saturday October 7th, and 9 am Sunday October 8th, at the Enthusiasm Collective in Portland, OR. This was my first ever digital 24 Hour comic, drawn and colored in Photoshop and laid out and lettered in Adobe Indesign. This week’s installment posts pages one and two out of 17 (I fell somewhat behind on my plan, but I did manage to complete a “Gaiman Variation”, what is what you call it when you work for 24 hours, but produce less than 24 pages).

David Chelsea is watching: Don’t Breathe
starring Stephen Lang

This comic tells the story of my history with eyeglasses, from my earliest nondescript pair of squarish wireframes that I got at age 13, through the not quite circular enough pairs of roundish frames I wore in my 20s and 30s, to the perfect pair of round black Polos by Ralph Lauren that I found at a Lloyd Center optometrist in the mid-1990s:



The comic further goes on to explore the meaning and significance of Round Black Glasses as worn by iconic cultural figures such as Harold Lloyd, Sigmund Freud, David Hockney, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Waldo, Harry Potter, and Herbie Popnecker. I have been meaning to draw a story like this for at least five years, from the time when I began posting images of Round Black Glasses as my Facebook profile picture. This screenshot will give you some idea of the scope of the nearly 800 such images I have posted:


You can check out the entire backlog of Facebook profile pics here.

The comic will continue in installments over the next nine or so weeks. Patreon is a reader-supported site, but all comics content is free. If you like what you see, tell your friends, and $how Your $upport!