While Jules Faulkner is taking a little break from her fantastic comic Promises Promises, a few of us other comickers stepped in to take her place. Click the pic below to check out my contribution!
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Rounding out our three week guest comic cavalcade is today’s strip by Denver Brubaker, writer and drawer of Tales of a Checkered Man! For those not in the know, TOACM is a cross between a Philip Marlowe P.I. story and Batman, kinda, but funny and touching and full of incredible artwork. I’ve thought Denver was an amazing cartoonist and writer when I met him a few years back (he used to live nearby Ellie Mission Control), but over those last few years he’s just skyrocketed. Just take a look through his archive, as well as the huge number of sketchcards he’s put out recently in his store. And I can’t forget to mention that soon you’ll be able to get the Tales of a Checkered Man in book form too!
Don’t forget, I’m coming back from my self imposed exile/working vacation on Monday! I hope I can match up to the fantastically talented folks who’ve been sitting in for me. Thanks again to Don Ahé, Paul Fricke, Christopher Baldwin, Jay Fosgitt, Tom Dell’Aringa, and Denver Brubaker. You guys amaze me!
Welcome to the last week of Ellie guest comics. Today’s comes to us from Tom Dell’Aringa, the brains and talent behind the brilliant operatic sci-fi comic Marooned!
I’ve gushed about Tom’s comic here several times before. It’s a great story that’s going to be wrapping up within the coming months. Plus, I owe it to Tom for pushing me along to get Ellie’s story to all of you. So please, if you haven’t, go read Marooned. And if you like it, Tom’s putting the finishing touches on a complete compendium of his comic. Keep checking back on his site for updates.
Today’s stupendous one panel comic was sent completely without my even asking from amazing artist Jay P. Fosgitt (who has one of the best cartoonists’ names, btw)!
Jay is the creator of a whole bunch of stuff, but most notably Dead Duck, an adultish comic about a…well…a dead duck and his compadre, Zombie Chick, who collect the souls of the recently deceased. It’s goofy fun. And most recently, he’s doing a comic called Bodie Troll, which you can read about on his blog. The first issue is due out any day now (I think) and I’m geeked to see it – partly because Jay’s a super talented storyteller and illustrator, but also because I did a one page pin up/strip for him that appears in the issue. I can’t wait to snag me a copy!
Just a reminder, I’ll be back from my little hiatus on the 22nd of April. I’ve still got a couple more incredible guest strips to share with you, plus some extra Ellie pin ups by some of my fellow comicking friends.
Today’s strip comes to us from Christopher Baldwin who creates the fantastic comic Space Trawler. If you recall, I did a guest strip for him a few months back and now he’s returning the favor. It’s nice to see Mr. Wallowmuck again. I’d wondered if Ellie would get back to him at some point. He appears to be a lot more eloquent than I thought. Still loves his mud though.
I’ll be back from my “working vacation” and return to Mission Control in two weeks (April 22). We’ve still got more guest comics to show you!
Today’s strip is courtesy of Paul Fricke, the mastermind behind Blue Moon Toons! I asked if he could round up a newspaper strip from the 1970s featuring Ellie as she began her trip to Planet X. Who would know what kind of adventures she would have on her long journey?
Paul’s current project is Mr. Drawing Board Belly, a fun look at the world of an old timey comic book artist. It’s colored to look like the Ellie strip above, mimicking the look of those 70s comics. He’s got plenty of other comics to see on his site. Please check them out too!
Here’s the first of the guest artists filling in for me while I’m away on Spring Break. Don Ahé, creator of Road Apples Almanac, surprised me with this fantastic interpretation of Ellie and Jeff! He said he had so much fun creating the pin up he did a few weeks back that he felt compelled to do a whole strip. I’m glad he did and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with all of you. And make sure you check out Road Apples Almanac. It’s quickly gone right to the top of my list of favorites.
See you all on Thursday for another guest comic!
I’ve been a fan of Christopher Baldwin’s comics for a long time, first reading his strip Bruno years ago. Then I followed him as he moved on to the charming Little Dee. And now Christopher takes on sci fi and makes it his own thing with Spacetrawler, the funniest thing in space since The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy!
I was lucky enough to get to sit in for Christopher as he takes the week off, so go take a look at my interpretation of some of his characters and then head into his huuuge archive and get caught up. It looks like Spacetrawler‘s about to reach the climax in the series, so now’s a good time to jump on board!
While Mike Maihack is taking some time off to spend with his new baby, I’m filling in this week on his cool comic Cleopatra in Spaaaace! It’s the story of the young Egyptian ruler who is zapped into the future to fight in a centuries long war alongside her friend Khensu the cat. What could be more fun than that? Go see!