Heartman was a character I first created when Melinda, my wife, and I began dating in 1990. Heartman was my alter ego, the superhero part of myself that would go on with his day while my real self, “a small man,” missed Melinda.
When our oldest daughter, Chloe, was a kindergartner in 1998/99, I brought Heartman back. Each morning I quickly drew on a sticky note a comic involving Heartman and put it in Chloe’s sack lunch. Each image had something to do with what I had recently done, often with Chloe, and with Heartman waving to her and saying, “Hi, Chloe!” Some of these images made it home each night and I stashed them away.
Several years ago, I found a sandwich bag filled with the drawings and created a scrapbook of them. In the summer of 2013, while seeing a Keith Haring art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, I was inspired to scan these drawings and present them online as a way to preserve and share them.
That’s the origin of this blog.
I’m posting them in order of their creation, one at a time, with a little commentary tossed in for good measure. To start with the first, go here.