Drivin’ That Train

A friend of mine told me she’s dating a guy who works in trains, and among other things can actually drive a train. Naturally I wanted to show her the Casey Jones comic I made for Grateful Dead Comix in 1991, but I couldn’t find it anywhere online. I couldn’t even find it on my own hard drives – apparently I’d never even scanned it. Probably because everyone who worked on Grateful Dead Comix did it as work-for-hire. Well I don’t play that no more, so here for your (and my friend’s) edification and enjoyment are all 8 pages of Casey Jones. The Dead will have to censor this themselves, since I’m not doing it for them.

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For super high resolution scans, so high you can see all the little print dots, visit archive.org.

Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

11 thoughts on “Drivin’ That Train”

  1. ≖ My fanboy dream is for to colors on this to be done by the same colorist who did the Truckin’ comic.

  2. A blast from the past! Thanks for the treat, Nina. I remember seeing this one back in Chicago in the ’90s. The deadheads who lived behind us in Old Town must’ve had a copy. We shared a courtyard, comics, and many a good time!

  3. This would make a great animated music video.
    Love the classic underground comic look and feel.

  4. I really like the animation, it has an old-school feel to it. Very nice story told within it too.

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