In 1997, I was in Ft. Lauderdale, FL living near the beach… alone… without much care in the world. It was there when remembering about my time in high school that the idea for Ungoodwise started. It started as a light comedy about a group of friends. That first script was 24 pages long. It was never drawn, but still have it. The paper has browned over the years, but it’s still there.
From 1997 to 1999, I refined the idea in my head and sketched the main characters over and over and over. I have sketch books littered with Rasta, Wred, Uyi, Nick and Megan. By late 1999, I had one 5-paged Ungoodwise story that was drawn and inked by me. It was lettered by a guy a met online in 1995 by the name of Ed Dukeshire. Ed was as aspiring letterer back then. It was before Digital Webbing and definitely before he was a professional letterer, but it was a solid lettering job. I still have the original art with the lettering on it.
In 2000, I sat down one weekend and started Freedom Is Slavery. By the end of that weekend, I had completed a cover and 3 of 5 pages. Page 4 was partially inked and page 5 was just lettered over layouts. That’s where Ungoodwise stood for years… until a couple years ago when the ideas finally came together in a clear vision of the future.
I am thinking about the future… of mankind… of Ungoodwise… and for myself.
Welcome to the future…