This comic was originally made exclusively for Official Pirate Club Members; a comic they could access through a special member area on my website. It was eventually collected in one of the Pirate Club trade paperbacks but I liked it so much that I wanted to republish it here. I don’t remember the writing process on this, but I do remember that I’d forgotten to draw Bearclaw attacking the hood of the car after he’d jumped down from the trees, so I had to go back and draw him on a separate sheet of paper and paste him on the pages in Photoshop. Also, I loved the ice creams with the bubble gum eyes too…Ninja Turtle ones. Also-also, they taste like garbage now.
So, at work I’ve started trying to use my lunch time more wisely and thought, “Hey, why don’t I write a comic on Monday afternoon and then draw a page of comic every day during lunch after that? By the week’s end, I’d have a new 4 page comic! Every week!” It seemed like a solid plan. But I found that even after one week of doing it, it wasn’t as fulfilling (or practical) as I’d hoped. Does this mean I will not be drawing comics during my lunch breaks? NO! It just means I’ll be using my time to make better looking comics that take longer than a single lunch break to draw. It was a good idea, but I’m just not capable of putting my all into it. Well…on with the show!
This comic was inspired by an e-mail conversation with Nate Bellegarde.
Happy Halloween everyone! This year, I’m taking a page from Elio’s book and giving out comics to trick or treaters this year! Originally this started as a 24 hour comic, but I was aimless in my efforts and grew frustrated at the 12 hour mark and headed home! Of course, as luck would have it the next morning I was fully energized, finished up the story and started finishing the art chores. Sure, I wish I’d finished a full comic on 24 hour comic day, but this was a fun, quick project and I hope the kids like it! Enjoy, pass along and I hope to have something new for you soon!
I made this comic through my work and Make-a-Wish foundation for a young boy in town. It was a great experience to meet with, and work with him in coming up with a character and story that would best fulfill his wish to become a “real superhero”. It was an experience I can’t really put into words, so here is the comic:
I am reluctant putting this in the “24 hr. comic” section because I only made it to page 13 before calling it quits 19 hours in to the event. But I really liked where it was going, so I finished it. And you know what? To me, that counts! “Finish what you start”, right?