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Another from the Vaults: A “Schedule Creature”

Here’s another piece of reeeeeeeally old art.

When I was in high school, we had a standard schedule grid which students filled in by hand with their classes for each semester. One year, I decided to Illustrate mine with an elaborate creature which I wound up printing out and selling to students for a dime each (copies were five cents IIRC, so hey, profits galore!). The tradition persisted even into my first year in college as I created new Schedule Creatures for my friends still in high school.

The Schedule Creatures were probably the reason I was nominated in our Senior Superlatives contest for “Most Artistic” while my pal Kurt Busiek’s shenanigans got him nominated for “Most Creative.”

Both of us, it must be gravely noted, were soundly defeated by fellow senior Brian Collins.

Curse you, Brian Collins!


Discussion (12)¬

  1. Karla says:

    yeah it’s weird XD but looks nice!

  2. Kurt Busiek says:

    I still have a copy of that Schedule Creature, and some other ancient stuff…

  3. Thank you for not only sharing here Scott, but around the world your love for this wondeful medium… Very appreciated.. =)

  4. Hahahaha, cool. I used to do draw around my schedules too. (Never thought of selling them, though) Thanks for switching to bit.ly. Now I see your links!

  5. Ben V. says:

    That reminds me of the Boiler Man in Spirited Away :-)

  6. Theo Macdonald says:

    I remember seeing this in the collected Black and White ZOT! Hopefully more will show up soon.

  7. Andy says:

    One of my other favorites was adding word balloons to the clip art in my text books.

    Chemistry in particular made for some pretty sophomoric comics.

  8. Lisa Hertel says:

    I saved a few blanks, I think. It’s too bad they never followed through with letting you do that mural–think how famous it’d be now!

  9. That’s a really cool idea, and the art itself is very cool. For some reason it reminds me of the cover of an illustrated copy of “Baba Yaga” I had as a child.