Editor’s Note: This comic first appeared here September 16, 2010. In all, Kevin published nearly 70 King of Kook strips between Sept. 16, 2010 and Jan. 4, 2012, producing a new one on a weekly basis. To honor his extensive contributions, we will re-run some of our favorite Kooks over the next 10 Wednesdays.
Kevin has since turned his attention to painting flowers, so be sure to check out his flower watercolors over at his website.
As a young artist, I found infinite fascination in the other-worldly insects, ever-present flocks of birds, and dancing flowers in my parents’ garden. Today, I’ve returned to that golden place to reunite with my earliest fascinations, and to marvel at the unfolding possibilities of the flowers.
Growing up and leaving the garden, I found new inspiration in the discord of punk rock bands, the thrill of the circus, and the adventure of children’s stories. But as the range of my subjects grows, my passion for the garden shines through each canvas with growing warmth, like spring’s first crocus pushing through a layer of snow.