Renderings
Comer Design

Thomas Comer is a 24-year-old vehicle renderer and logo designer. He started doodling images of trucks, cars, and assorted weirdness at the young age of 7, and hasn't put the pencil down yet. Thomas tells us, "In my junior year of high school, I started vo-tech classes in graphic art and familiarized myself with Adobe programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. After high school I worked a few jobs that weren't for me, so I started with a sign company and worked with different shops around the U.S. to learn more about design and how things worked at different stages in the game. I would've never thought that experience would push me to start my own design identity." Check out more artwork at www.comer-design.com.

Hard Luck
When Disaster Strikes

This image, taken by photographer Doug Kuntz, shows more than 15,000 damaged cars and trucks that fell victim to Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The vehicles that line the runways of the pictured Calverton Executive Airport in Long Island represent a small portion of the nearly 230,000 total autos that will be auctioned off, parted out, or scrapped due to the storm. Some of these vehicles may even trickle down to the used car market with a "flood" title attached to them, but that may not happen in all cases due to neglect or simply shady business practices. Buyers in and near the affected area beware-electrical/mechanical malfunctions from flood-damage can arise days or years down the line.