Ok, this post is going to be a little embarrassing. I know often people fall in love with comics, start to draw their favorite characters, and that starts them on the path to making their own, learning and copying other people's style.
Well, I never really read "tights n flights dead tree" comics. I got into comics reading webcomics, and while I fiddled around with drawing off and on, I didn't get serious about writing and drawing my own until I started following Brian Patterson.
So, yeah. I've been drawing his characters off and on for some time now. That's kind of mortifying, since I'm trading art with him now like a peer, but whatever. I figured I could throw down where I started, a bit of in-between, and what I'm doing with his characters now :)
Later -- yeah, I think I really got into drawing once I realized I could use it to troll people. I still draw pretty terrible things just to give people brain-bleeds, and this is a much milder version of that same ethos. (Brett and Jeanie)
And this is what I drew today, specifically for Artertown. I think I'm still trolling, at least a little. And I'll probably still keep drawing his characters, too.