I’m here in Chicago for a day, so when visiting Tom Dell’Aringa’s backyard it seems like the right thing to do is post a little sketch of his Marooned characters. And here you go!
I’ve posted a few times about Matt Feazell’s comic, and soon to be film, The Amazing Cynicalman. Here’s a quick sketch I did of the title character as played by the amazing, but not so cynical, Jim Mackay. Go and read!
Here’s a couple more sketches of Matt’s characters. First, it’s Loan Shark, as played by Sean Bieri.
And next it’s Spud, Ernie, and the Mayor!
Finally, we’ve got Psycho Woman, Lizard Girl, and Mr. Know-It-All.
Here’s a few Ellie related items from around about the internet.
First, although we’ve been posting Ellie’s transmissions since June of 2010, it’s really only been about a year since we made what might be called a press release. And only then due to the insistence of Tom Dell’Aringa that I do a guest comic for his wonderful sci-fi adventure Marooned. After threatening to send his fans our way it was decided that it might be best for us to clean the place up a bit.
Tom has also been beyond kind with his promoting of Ellie’s adventures. He recently donated some unused advertising space on his site for Ellie and some other comics, and even went so far as to list Ellie on Planet X among some other great comics that he can’t do without. So, thanks Tom! Ellie salutes you!
So there you go!
Hey friends of Ellie! We want to send you a special electronic Holiday card featuring a pic of our favorite Christmas tree ornament. If you’ve left a comment here, or followed Ellie’s adventures via Facebook and (now) Twitter, you’re golden! You need do nothing more. If you haven’t done any of those, now’s the time. You have until next Friday, the 23rd, 12am EST, when we send them out. Act now!
To tide you over, we’d like to share some pics of our tiny Christmas tree here at Ellie Mission Control at the Strang Institute. All manner of strange things make it on and under the tree, including the head from a Mister Bill stuffed doll that Institute mascot Bijou the dog pulled off and chewed up (I forgot to photograph that, though).
Enjoy and Happy Holidays from everyone at Mission Control!