BRIAN BASTIAN: Will be giving you a piece of his mind on Mondays post. For serious.
ZANDER CANNON: Once upon a time 9 years ago I showed a very rough and crude mini-comic called STAPLEGENIUS (#2, I believe) to Zander Cannon and he laughed. Not at it (though he should have), but with it. This laugh inspired me greatly since I had been one of the eight fans of CHAINSAW VIGILANTE, the TICK spin-off Zander did. Then, years later, Zander said to me on at least two seperate occasions that MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE is his favorite mini-comic. Again…inspiring! But this time not just cause of some silly, short-lived series he did in the early 90’s, but because of his later work on REPLACEMENT GOD, TOP TEN, SMAX, and his many science-based books he’s done with his studio-mate KEVIN CANNON like BONESHARPS, COWBOYS, AND THUNDERLIZARDS. Also, he’s a Co-Conspiratorand friend who has faith–actual faith!–in my work. Frankly, I couldn’t see any other way to end this GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR then with Zander, cause let’s be honest–this whole website and the comics contained herein are at least 28% his fault.
All that gushiness aside, the GUEST ARTIST SPECTACULAR doesn’t TECHNICALLY end here… Come back Monday for the traditional MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE “end of the issue” PIN-UP! I shall warn you here and now–it’s SPECTACULAR!!! See you then.