Saturday, December 18, 2021

Wake Up

Super Sleepy Bedtime Stories #1, published by Sitcomics Binge Books, just went on sale this week at your local comics shop. Super Sleepy is a little girl who always dresses like a super-hero--I think that's because her one-piece pajamas resemble a super-hero jumpsuit. Her stories have to do with bedtime. Her sidekick is a sheep named Schleepy--because, you know, counting sheep.

Super Sleepy's stories are reminiscent of those of the old Harvey Comics characters Little Dot and Little Audrey. If you look closely at the cover image at the right, you'll see that one of the kids looks as if he stole Richie Rich's haircut.

This first issue contains 68 pages, and I drew the art for one of them. In "Party Pooped," Super Sleepy attends a slumber party. Television writer Ursula Burton is credited with writing Super Sleepy #1. The story's cute. The whole book looks cute. Definitely for kids to enjoy.

Here's a sample panel from the story I drew.

Find a copy of Super Sleepy Bedtime Stories #1 at your local comics store or order from the distributor here:

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Days of Stooges Past

Another iconic Marvel Comics cover parodied by the Robonic Stooges--and I drew it. It's published by American Mythology on the cover of Robonic Stooges #3 and is available now at your local comics store or online from the publisher here:

I'm not sure the original for this parody cover is as immediately recognizable as the first two I drew. If you sort of look at it from a distance and squint a little, you should be able to recognize it. Or look really closely—the identities of the original artists ought to give it away in a flash.

In any case, the series of parody covers was fun to do.

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Script for Age of Bronze #34 Available

About Comics has a new volume, Panel Three: Comics Scripts by Top Writers, in its series of books compiling various professional comics scripts. My handwritten script for Age of Bronze #34 appears in Panel Three.

I always write Age of Bronze scripts by hand. Scripts that need to be read by an artist or an editor I write on computer. Usually no one has to read an Age of Bronze script except me.

Now anyone can read issue #34's script, with plenty of cross-outs, revisions, and re-writing. About Comics publisher Nat Gertler wanted to include this handwritten script to widen the variety of scripts he's made available in his series. And look at the variety of writers you get in Panel Three, all listed on the cover image to the right.

You can purchase Panel Three from any standard bookseller, real or online. Panel Three is also available through a special Humble Bundle promotion here:

That Humble Bundle gives you 37 digital books about creating comics—including Panel Three—for a donation of at least $25. 

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