pg 5--art: Kevin Cannon, words: Brian Bastian

pg 5--art: Kevin Cannon, words: Brian Bastian

   Welcome back!  Hope your weekend went well.  And if it didn’t I defy the above page not to melt your heart.  Now lets meet the creators who made that beautiful image possible…

   BRIAN BASTIAN is a writer–a damn funny writer who I love to work with as often as I can.  For instance, he writes TOMMY CHICAGO which I draw, and sometimes we do short stuff like RALPH THE PREHISTORIC BUTCHER.  Brian also wrote MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE #4 which will be posted here soon.  Brian writes other comics as well, like BOB LIPSKI’s UPTOWN GIRL (currently Bob is working on the first several hundred page UPTOWN GIRL original graphic novel that Brian wrote), and he even writes the occassional movie.  You should work with Brian too, if only so I can see his head explode from all the deadline pressure.

   KEVIN CANNON.   Geez, what to say about Kevin Cannon?  Does “local god already on his way to building a global church” about sum it up?  How about we just let his work speak the volumes my limited vocabulary can’t, like his stuff with his BIG TIME ATTIC studio partner ZANDER CANNON (no relation):  T-MINUS.  STUFF OF LIFE.  BONE SHARPS, COWBOYS, and THUNDER LIZARDS.  Then there are his amazing array of mini-comics which can, without even trying, beat up your mini-comics: ELEPHANT BEARTIME TRAVELOUR ENDANGERED CARTOONISTS.  He also does 24 Hour Comics.  Some would say he mastered the 24 hour comic his first time out and then just kept going to out-do himself:  THE NEXT 24 HOURSEXIT STRATEGYA GENERAL THEORY OF LOVESLOTH FORCE SEVENBLOTCHMEN.  He also does co-plots the new TOP TEN series for WILDSTORM, as well as some other upcoming works with his brother Zander.  Kevin was the featured artist for LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘C’, and he pretty much deserves all the credit for making it possible that BIG FUNNY even exists.   Oh yeah, and there’s that 288 page challenge that turned into a 400 page book that’s probably the best thing you’ll read this year: FAR ARDEN .  All this and not only is he one of the nicest guys alive, he doesn’t even require you tithe.


  1. 09/14/2009 at 08:15

    I could stare at this for hours.

  2. 09/14/2009 at 12:00

    I assume that is the remains of Atlantis Lad dripping from the Stone Giant’s arm, is it not?

    • 09/14/2009 at 16:59

      I’m pretty sure it’s just a mixture of snot and tears as Fleming delivered a particularly harsh “snap” in his battle against the stone giant. But you never know, maybe the stone giant got some free Fish Bites and he’s a messy eater.

  3. 09/14/2009 at 17:29

    Heh, look at the teeny tissues! Lot of good that does. 🙂

  4. 09/14/2009 at 22:18

    Thanks, you guys … glad I could be a part of the Fleming Hazmat canon.

    And those are TEARS, Steve. The man from Vermont is in a lot of pain.

  5. 9 lupiloops
    09/15/2009 at 07:50

    Huh. I could swear I commented on this yesterday, but now I don’t see it.

    Anyway, there’s so much to love about this page. Star Wars lunch pail!

    • 09/15/2009 at 15:46

      You DID! You replied on the actual page itself PAGE, and not here. But now you have! All is well. Adn yes, the Star Wars lunch box kicked my nerd ass too!

  6. 09/15/2009 at 12:03

    Very nice! You’ve got the cover and page five all in one go. The Stone Giant of Vermont never had a chance.

    • 09/15/2009 at 15:48

      It won’t be the cover, but Kevin has graciously agreed to let me totally steal his PERFECTED “Manly Tales of Cowardice” logo for all future publications. I’m jazzed!

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