I’ve always been fascinated by androids. Some of my favorite superheroes from my earliest days of comic book reading were the Vision, the Doom Patrol’s Robotman, the Red Tornado and the original Human Torch (it made sense to me that a robot could withstand all that heat without melting). So mechanical men were on my fourteen year old mind when I created Andrex, a synthetic man constructed to be sent to Mars on a rescue mission for a lost astronaut. Using markers and colored pencils on writing paper, I drew and colored a few pages of this tale, my first comic book work, which I’m posting here. You can see a lot of Red Tornado influence, down to the arrow on his forehead. Drawing comic books was the ultimate dream back in those days!