I always enjoyed comics and wanted to make my own one day so I began with The Ant People at a young age. “The Ant People” was going to be the name of my famous comic strip. The idea was that like ants in an ant farm, The Ant People are unaware of the greater world outside the comic strip. I vaguely remember trying to make some type of deep, meaningful point with that idea…
I gave up on them after a few strips. I simply lacked the talent and drive at the time to make anything more than a few funny strips. Fast forward a few years and I was into a completely new idea.
Inspired by the works of M.C.Esher I began drawing impossible shapes and hiding images within images. I completely forgot about The Ant People for awhile. Eventually I would rediscover The Ant People hiding in the folds and corners of my old note books and school books. I drew those guys everywhere.
I began incorporating them into my more detailed art after their rediscovery. This picture is supposed to symbolise my early ideas finding a new home in new art… or something like that.
Young me tried way too hard to seem deep.