A.T. Pratt spoke next giving a thorough history of his artistic development in his presentation entitled “Playing with the Page.” Pratt gave several entertaining readings of his comics, which are often humorous and almost always infused with a sense of the perverse. He began by reading “The Future” a comic which he imagines himself traveling in time to see how successful his future self would be as a “professional cartoon-man.” But, of course, the future is a nightmarish place, where books and paper are obsolete, and, disturbingly, his future self is a half-blind decrepit old man who passes out comics for free and still lives with his parents.
The New York Comics And Picture-Story Symposium: Ralph Moreau & A.T. Pratt