There’s a new comic book publisher in town and its name is Sparkle Comics. Although new, it has already published three comic books as of this writing. One is titled “Shocking Macabre Theater,” one is “Wolf Hunter” and the other is “Adventure Man.” All three showcase some remarkable local talent, but I’m going to concentrate on the last title by mentioning it was crafted by the gifted coterie of Messrs. Matt Brassfield, Wheeler Hall, Jeremy Hoyt and Jason Young. There was somebody else, too, but his name eludes me at the moment. Now, if you don’t reside in the Dayton area you’re no doubt pining, “Oh! I would love to purchase and forever savor these and future titles, but I live too far away. Whatever shall I do?” Mourn no more. You can now purchase copies online! To order their fine products, just go to www.sparklecomics.com and click on “shop.” You’ll be glad you did.
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Hot off the presses, Mini-Mouths #3 made the rounds at S.P.A.C.E. in Columbus, OH, last weekend (April 13-14, 2013). My OK, Panic! pal, Jason Young (pictured above), publishes this zine through his Buyer Beware imprint. Wheeler guest edited this issue. He and I also collaborated on a 4-page comic (coming soon in color to this very Web address) for this issue called “A Better Comics Shopper.” The cover (pictured below) was done by an East Coast artist named Jacob Warrenfeltz. Congratulations, fellas!
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Daytonian OK, Panickers! (Jason, Eric, and me) all have artwork hanging up at Christopher’s Restaurant as we speak! I mean… as I type! If you live in or around the Dayton area, be sure to check it out sometime between now and Halloween.
Above you’ll find one of the doodles I have hanging at Christopher’s: Calvin & Hobbes with Calvin being Stupendous Man. Yes, you’re right: it IS poorly based on Frank Frazetta’s “Berserker.”
As many of you know, OK Panic is a Web site art project by Wheeler Hall and his cohorts (me, Jason Young, Eric Shonborn, and Pat Kain). What many of you don’t know (and what I’m announcing here) is that Roger Ebert, the film critic, recently became aware of our Web site and tweeted about it to all of his followers online. He specifically mentioned Jason’s piece ‘The Birds’ which was drawn for the theme ‘If Poe Wrote Pogo.’ Needless to say, all of Panic and its fans are in a tizzy over the news. If you’re a little late on the uptake, you can read Mr. Ebert’s tweet (hosted at the Chicago Sun-Times blog) here: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/if-looney-tunes-remade-hitchco.html
My pal and independent publisher of Apogee Comics, Wheeler Hall, is releasing an ashcan of All Top Comics #14 this Saturday and Sunday (April 24 and 25, 2010) at S.P.A.C.E., a small press and independent publishing comics exposition in Columbus, OH.
This ashcan contains three stories, all re-imagined by local artists from Dayton, OH, from one of the comics that Dr. Fredric Wertham blamed for juvenile delinquency in America back in 1954. The cover is also the thrilling work of a local artist, too. This re-creation was inspired in part by the Fantastic Four No. 9 project, commissioned by Jason Young.
In honor of the release, I am re-printing my story – “The Copy-Cat Killers” – from the ashcan here on Potter’s Sketchbook. But not all at once.
Here’s the catch: Remember those weekly serial episodes (Flash Gordon, The Phantom Creeps, The Adventures of Kit Carson) released every Saturday afternoon to warm-up the audience for the big budget feature film? Unless you attended the movies before television serials became popular in the mid-1950s, you probably don’t. But I digress. Each week, the audience would have to return if they wanted to see what happened to the hero and finish the story.
In homage to the Saturday Matinee Serial, I am re-printing “The Copy-Cat Killers” in nine installments as my first Sunday Afternoon Comics Serial. Return each week to see if our heroine saves the day!
OK, Panic! is a site administered by my friend, Wheeler Hall. He asked me and three other local artists (Pat Kain, Eric Shonborn, and Jason Young) if we would like to be a part of his bi-weekly art collective. Click on the thumbnail above to see a larger version of the self-portrait I sketched for the site.
Here’s how it works: Every two weeks, the artists are presented with a theme from popular culture. Each, then, envisions and realizes an illustration or other piece of art in the style of his choosing using the established theme as a jumping off point. There’s a lot of freedom and fun to be had in this collective, and I am happy to be a part of it.
That’s why I’m sharing it with all of you in this post. So, hurry up! Head on over to OK, Panic! and check out some really cool art. And remember to go back again and again (at least once every two weeks) to see my new posts there.