I've had a few sketchbooks find their way back to me. A while ago someone found one on the side of the road and returned to me (I have no idea why it was there). This latest one the same friend had borrowed for so long I completly forgot it existed. Getting it back after so long I was stunned. The work contained in it is completely foreign to me. Normally when I look at my older stuff it's just worse versions of how I draw now. But this book is very different. It's way more colorful then my stuff now. It's more bent, more weird creepy stuff. It appears that at the time I was really into Silver Surfer and had just gotten a copy of the Anatomy Coloring book. Some weird, very angry stuff is in it too. I think I was in my senior year of high school, which explains some of it for me at least.
I found it pretty inspiring. I think I'm going to start using a lot of the things from this book again. I like the black backgrounds and silhouettes with spines a lot. Also the weird Mario characters littering the pages. I hope I can recapture some of the zaniness of this period.