RYAN DOW: I was really struggling to come up with a ridiculous boast for Jabbagazule, like, “I am older than atoms! More powerful than the Sun!” It popped in my head while shopping at Goodwill. “Older than God (which became Yaweh)! More powerful than Jesus!” Awesome!
DANNO KLONOWSKI: Yaweh is my favorite silly name for the Judeo-Christian God. Glad you changed it.
Finally, as you may know I went to the I-CON comic convention in Iowa over the weekend. It was a bust in about every way imaginable. The only few exceptions being spending lots of times with dear friends, and the great drawings that came out it. Here’s a couple…
So if RYAN DOW, DANIEL J OLSON, KEVIN CANNON, and myself took over the chores on Marvel’s “AVENGERS” it would look something like that. Scoff if you must, but one kid saw that drawing and asked if he could buy from us the issue that this drawing is the cover for.
Also, remember when I mentioned CONTINUITY GUY a paragraph or so ago? Well, one of the things Bud and I want to include in the print edition (due April 2010) is a little back-up feature that lets you in on all the stuff that came before the CONTINUITY GUY graphic novella, specifically info on the IT’S WAR series. The only real catch here is that I never finished the IT’S WAR series, so I’m going to have to create some original artwork. Here’ s something I did at I-CON I’ll probably include in that:
Ok, one more. Remember good old DOC HEADULON from “PHENOMENAL TANGENTS“? Well one of the few things I sold at I-CON was a copy of ‘TANGENTS’ to a savvy reader who from the cover alone got that it was a Jack Kirby-esque book. Once I showed him ‘TANGENTS’ nifty fold-out feature he was, in his own words, “SOLD!” This got me thinking about Doc. Then I noticed I was surrounded by Kirby covers. Now I have a seed of an idea for a follow-up story. So, enjoy this possible sneak-peek (STEVE…we need to talk):
That enough for you? Well, that’s not all! For I dare say the best is yet to come, as that fellow I-CON survivor KEVIN CANNON did some pretty amazing MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE drawings. Sadly, I don’t have those to share right now. But hopefully there will be up either here or over at the BIG TIME ATTIC blog sometime later this week. Keep your eyes peeled, and I’ll see you tomorrow.
*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow. It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators. But…you don’t have to take my word for it.