When I was pulling together materials to make this site, I came across some yellowing drawing pads with stacks of loose sheets jammed into them. Among them, were the evidence of my first branding effort.
I know I actually started using a symbol along with my signature when I was 9 or 10. But the first actual evidence I can show is 1985. That would make me 12.
My symbols were based on my initials: C.A.N.
The first was a toilet bowl. Pretty clever. I thought.
But I had matured and decided on an raggedly opened tin can as a new mark.
So, what did I find these on?
Some evidence of my earliest attempts at bawdy comics. (Which have been censored, as my adult and professional sensibilities tell me to do.)