Inky Stories is a web and print anthology of my short, self-contained comic book stories. Genres include autobio, comedy, satire, horror, romance, sci-fi, historical drama, action, and crime fiction. Unless otherwise noted, all material is written and drawn (lettered, colored, edited, designed, packaged, etc.) by Yours Truly. Most comics have detailed page and story descriptions below the art.

Business Bio

David Marshall was published by Fantagraphics Books, SpiderBaby Graphix and FantaCo Enterprises. Most recently published by the Boston Comics Roundtable and Riverbird Studios. He's also a multiple participant in 24-Hour Comics Day, Arisia, Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo and Boston ComicCon. Art of the Comic Book is David’s college-level studio workshop for making comics with traditional ink-on-paper media.

Personal Bio

If I don't teach the children how horrible the art profession is, who will?

As a kid in Springfield Massachusetts, I collected and traded Marvel comics from the Silver Age. I got hooked by the powerful yet flawed heroes and dramatic situations. Eventually I followed certain creators. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were my first, then Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, John Buscema, Marie Severin, Joe Sinnott, Frank Giacoia and Artie Simek.

By high school, I was better at drawing and analyzing comic books than anything else. Studying comics history for my Senior Degree Project at Massachusetts College of Art exposed me to the work of George Herriman, Roy Crane, Alex Toth, Milton Caniff, Curt Swan and more! This foundation eventually led to my first published credits.

There’s more to my story, but I’d rather take Steve Ditko’s lead and let my comics do the talking. Thanks for sticking around this long; the best is yet to come.

Dave M!, giving you all I’ve got.