Thursday, July 23, 2009

MODOK - the final chapter!

The fourth and final part of DARK REIGN: M.O.D.O.K. (written and illustrated by me) is out today as part of's Digital Comics Unlimited service! Here's some preview art from the entire 20-page epic taken from (click to enlarge).

If you like reading super hero comics but aren't into the whole collecting thing, I highly recommend the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited service, and not just because MODOK is on it! They have over 5000 comics available to read (more than any sane person would EVER need) including Fred Van Lente and Francis Portella's excellent mini-series Super Villain Team-Up: MODOK's 11, the story that precedes Dark Reign: MODOK. WIth a years subscription, like the one I got, the fee works out to only $5 a month, which is less than the cost of two regular print comics! SUCH a deal.

But if digital comics aren't your thing, the print version of MODOK will be in stores on September 16, 2009. Discount Comic Book Service is running a deal where you can buy a copy for only 99 CENTS and get a free sketch card from me from now until August 14th, so hop on it if you want something cheap and something free!

Okay, enough with the shilling. It was sincerely a joy working for Marvel - it's pretty rare when us working cartoonists get to write and draw whatever we want AND get paid well for it, but that's exactly what Marvel let me to do. I hope they ask me to do it again sometime!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wizard World Philly 09 comic strip

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This is the comic I drew for Wizard World's Philadelphia 2009 show - it appeared on the first page of the program. The directive was this: "A six panel comic strip about how to enjoy the show starring the Wizard Bunny and a fanboy dressed in a crappy Spider-Man costume. Panel 1 - Intro, 2 - Celebrity Appearances, 3 - Panels, 4 - Using the Map, 5 - Shopping, 6 - Wristbands and badges." I came up with the gags, pencilled, inked and colored it. I also wrote up a full script (with MUCH less text that what you see here) but I guess they didn't decide to use it because this text is totally new. No idea why. Oh well, they paid for it so I guess it's their prerogative, just like it's my prerogative to cut out the captions from panels 3 and 6 that committed the heinous crime of EXPLAINING THE JOKE THAT'S IN THE PANEL. Dumb.