Way back in 2001 I wanted to draw comics so badly, but I had no idea how. I figured the best way to learn was to just do it.
In order to do this, I needed a premise. So I came up with the throttle device. A small amulet that gave the bearer amazing powers. My idea was to show it as it passed from hand to hand over the years.
My primary concern was to just figure out how to show the story through panels. I didn't care that the drawing was nice, just that it was clear.
After doing about 7 of these I felt strong enough in my comic abilities to move on to the next project and the comic stopped.
I haven't looked at this in years, but seeing it with fresh eyes my influences are blaring at me. I learned so much doing these little comics, and some of the techniques I still use to this day.