In 1985, I and some friends rented an apartment. We named the place S.K.I.G. Row. This was an anagram of the initials of our last names – Smith, Kursh, Ingersoll, Gerboth. We kept the apartment for a little over two years, keeping the name when Kursh moved out and Kucera moved in. It was a great place to live. I had one of my favorite Christmases there. We partied a lot. There was always someone dropping by. There was drama, laughter and not a lot of sleep.
This sketch page is an attempt to cartoon the inhabitants of the Row. The situation was ideal for a comic strip, comic novel, something. Not all the sketches here are based on my roommates. It looks like I thought of doing that cartoons after I’d already done a couple of sketches. The cartoons themselves only vaguely resemble their inspirations. I was going for very simple designs – basic facial shape, then exaggerate.