The Mona Series is unique in that it seeks to integrate the comic strips I created in 1980’s in an attempt to juxtapose the existing categories and assumptions we hold about fine art and illustration. Mona, the main character, (also called Wendy at one point) belongs to me. I invented her. She is part of a common thread that links every aspect of my painting. I offer only fragments of the comic stories so they in no way dominate the picture. I seek to preserve an overall sense of pure painting when viewed from a distance.