Inky Stories Comics

These are Dave's completed web comics, listed with plot summaries and "suitable content" labels (using the MPAA film rating system as a rule-of-thumb). Unless otherwise noted, all material is written and drawn, lettered, colored, edited, designed, and packaged by Our Fearless Leader David Marshall.

Comics For Everyone G PG13

Autobio, abstract, and historical stories designed for a wide audience.

Bottle of Red

A young artist couple witnesses a mob hit in December 1945.

Earth Girls Rn’t Easy

How did this sci-fi/slasher movie fanboy's blind date go so horribly wrong?

Enter...General Zaq!

Anything's possible in the Silver Age Zone.

Frank’s Next Mission

A vigilante serial killer's war on crime gets bumped to the next level.

Go Snow!

A young snowflake tells the story of his first blizzard.

GrubHub Delivery

Children try stopping an equally monster from trashing their city.

Here I Am

Our lone protagonist ends his life of fulfilling everyone else's hopes.

I Did Nothing

A teenager walks alone at night.

Last Day on Earth

Today's alien invasion is tomorrow's history lesson.

Little Green Man

A young woman defines her artistic integrity.

Lucky Seven: The Dee Brown Incident

Black resident and Celtics rookie got mistaken for a bank robber.

Paradigm Shift

Probably the most over-worked page in fan art history.

Plate Ground

Will this Allston rooftop part ever end?

Shower Powered

First installment of the Wacky Accidents series.

Six-Year-Old Horse Thief

Childhood memory from an era with no cellphones or VCRs, and only one Starbucks.

The Watchman

A child defies a bridge of silent authority.

Agent K and The Null Device G PG13

Stories featuring Agent K, the Director, Agent D, and Delgada from The Null Device saga.

Stop That Panzer Woman!

Agent K's first solo mission: stop an alien invasion by going deep undercover in a UNIX war zone.

The Null Device

A reluctant hero gets deep into enemy territory in a UNIX war zone.

Enter...General Zaq!

In the Silver Age Zone, anything’s possible.

Cupid’s Got A Death Ray!

Agent K tries to stop an army of alien killer robots from conquering Earth.

Agent K Judo Trick: The Strangler

Karen teaches the art of self defense in 6-inch heels.

Accidental Genius G PG13

Series of one-page comics created from demonstration tools of my Art of the Comic Book class. The raw material was random ink marks (compass-drawn circles, 1-point perspective, Ames lettering guides) on expensive sheets of bristol paper.

Go Snow!

A young snowflake tells the story of his first blizzard.

GrubHub Delivery

Children try stopping an equally monster from trashing their city.

Ladybat and the Fanboy in “Tool Talk”

A delusional fanboy and beautiful superheroine hang out in a Krazy Kat landscape.

Last Day on Earth

Today's alien invasion is tomorrow's history lesson.

Little Green Man

A young woman defines her artistic integrity.

Plate Ground

Will this Allston rooftop part ever end?

Dark Knight on a Dark Night G PG13

Annual exhibition of Somerville/Cambridge artists' take on Batman, his world, or any part of his 75-year history. My contributions involve Yvonne Craig as Batgirl from Batman '66.

Batgirl and Joker

Regenerated enemies fight to the death in the Steranko zone.

The Dark Knight Damsel Returns

55-year-old Barbara Gordon comes out of crime-fighting retirement.

Batgirl in “Time Crash”

A time-traveling alien helps Barbara find her older incarnation.

Day of the Batgirl

Three eras of Barbara Gordon join forces through time and space.

The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl

Barbara finishes her costume just in time for the masquerade ball.

Batgirl in “Training Day”

The Dark Knight teaches Batgirl the fine art of escapology.

Doctor Who G PG13

Fan art and comics about a time traveling weirdo.

Flatline (Flat Stanley)

The Gabby Gallifreyan was in full swing in this episode.

The Time of the Doctor (Handle's Revenge)

Public display of beheaded enemies is more Vlad the Impaler than rebel Time Lord.

Into the Dalek (Next Time Try Words)

Sticking up for the hen-pecked Time Lord.

24-Hour Comics G PG13 R

An international challenge to produce a 24-page comic (normally a month’s amount of work) in 24 consecutive hours. This annual tradition was founded by Scott McCloud in 1990. Participating artists include Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman and Kevin Eastman.

2010: Training Daze

Adults hook up in a mystical art gallery while a rotten kid saves the day.

2009: Blank Spot

Battle to the death on the Planet of Kung Fu Fighting.

2008: Now Ain't Soon Enough

Unfocused, unlettered, incomplete autobiographical mess.

2007: Soaked

A lone agent fights an army, rescues a damsel and saves the universe.

2004: Reach

An abstract autobiographical mess.

Comics For Adults R NC17

Stories with elements of social content, harsh language, graphic sex or violence.

A-Runnin’ From A Gunnin’

A petty thief is hunted by the mob and the law.

(Not Really) Blade Kills Twilight

Blade kills everyone on Twilight, and other Hollywood vampires.

The Bleeding Mirror

Psychological response to mass media and urban loneliness.

Dead by the Pool

A vengeful nerd fights to the death against something corporate.

Encore

A bookkeeper races against rigor mortis to avenge his own murder.

The Return

A Prodigal Son story with a different set of brothers.

School Fight!

A middle-aged woman shares a story from her wonder years.

Twilight’s Last Gleaming

A sparkling franchise meets its truly bloody end.

Window of Opportunity

Betsy and Veronika visit their first all-women's health club.

The World’s Slowest Foot Chase

Old men chase another in Inman Square, screaming threats like a Tourette's procession.

Zip’s Last Day

A corrupt FBI agent arrives in Boston to solve what looks like a murder mystery.