An Ucaccustomary Affair

Published in Small Sales & True, November 2013.

The second story in this small book was about my trials with Canadian and USA customs for the crime of taking my own comics across the border. No matter what I did, it was wrong. I escaped lightly, but I know that next time I go to those great countries, I will not be taking any books across the border. I drew this in a more cartoony mode than usual, as the publication was only A5 in size, so not conducive to too much detail (and it’s notably faster to produce). I like to do this from time to time, as it takes me back to my younger years when most of my comics were humourous. So, it’s still a serious story, but I chucked in a few gags here and there. The depictions of various customs stations are pretty accurate and the dialogue follows what was said. 


Type: Short Story