About a year after I graduated from Virginia Tech, I decided to go to grad school. Honestly, it was because I had no idea what else to do with myself. I was in the Army Reserves and had my BA in communications, but no idea what sort of job I wanted or how to go about finding one. I don’t know how I got through 4 years of college with no preparation to find a job, but there you go!
So I applied to the graduate program of Radford University’s communication department and I got it. And I got a graduate teaching assistant job. My work mostly consisted of me creating graphics for videos that the communication program was putting together on effective oral communication. I did all the graphics work on an Amiga computer, using a program that was very popular at the time but who’s name I cannot remember now. I must have turned out over one hundred graphics for this job. I think I have them all somewhere on floppy disk. I have no floppy disk drive though, so I’ve got no way of getting them off the disk.
But I do still have a couple sketches, like this one. It’s kind of scary to realize that I used to do this job, a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Things have changed a lot since then, and yet changed very little.