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Origins of Derekmonster - 1979!!!!!
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Yes, that is me on the right, fully channeling the awe-shume power and spirit of Godzilla. The creature costume was for a parade in downtown San Diego.

 

When I was seven, I had already been drawing intensly for a few years. My Mom's boyfriend at the time, Harold Gee, helped me gather up some drawings, put them together with some text, and made a little print run of 50 copies. I sold these to friends and family, and presto: Monsters, my first small press experience. Here it is for the first time, reproduced in it's entirety ...