A couple of weeks ago Runaway Comics Technical Assistant Brigham Martin and I did indeed go hang out with Colin and his chums, just like we said we might. It was cool. We drove up to a charming town in New Hampshire in the rain and met in a charming cafeteria in a charming bookshop. I can't remember the name of any of the places, but the people above are Colin and Brigham, Blake, Ryan and Bill, and Something Bjork. I can't remember his first name. My brain got stuck on the Bjork part. My picture is not in there because I had the camera. And who wants to look at me again anyway? Enough already!
So anyway, we all met in this bookstore where Ryan manages the comics section, and the place was closed so we had the whole place to ourselves. So we got to relax and draw and hang out, and putter around in the comics. I found a copy of the Raw, Boiled and Cooked catalog marked down to 7 bucks, so I got it. I'm in the darn thing and I only had one copy! Now I have 2!
Ryan also publishes, along with his wife, Moo-Cow Fan Club. We talked about maybe publishing "The Dot", a dot-to-dot comic I created but that I could not convince Disney Adventures or Nickelodeon to publish, in Moo-Cow Fan Club. Dude, it's a total no-brainer! It's awesome! You just know kids are going to love it! And so forth and so on, but when push came to shove Moo-Cow Fan Club rejected The Dot. One day, The Dot will live, and Disney and Nickelodeon and Moo-Cow Fan Club will self-flagellate, just like all of the fools who turned down Harry Potter.
Smashing good fun. I put the finishing touches on the cover for Runaway #2 while the other guys drew. I got a great hamburger from the charming diner next door that I cannot remember the name of.
and now - some replies to some replies!
good old days and the 70's are two things that do NOT go together
Your current audience might just be a bit too Hoity Toity to appreciate my particular brand of red-neck reminiscing.
Now I say...
eeTeeD ain't hoity toity, he's just a grouch. But this time I have to agree with him. The 70s were lame. It ain't your fault, Ardell. Some things were great, like that Todd concert, and Martin Lee yelling "Run! She's gonna blow!!!" But overall, the 70s sucked.
Bill Anderson said (offline)...
My recent purchase of Runaway Comic #1 (my one-and-only, moratorium-breaking, pamphlet purchase of this century) got me riffling through my collection re-reading your work, where I could recall it appearing. What I was wondering was, do you have any plans on putting up a bibliography of your work, so I can dig out books you appeared in that I've forgotten about?
This question comes up from time to time, and I have always had to say "sorry, no" - until now! I'm soon going to start posting my bibliography, including actual comics and/or illustrations from the listed material, on a semi-regular basis at panel-to-panel.net. I'm afraid it won't be going up in any chronological order, or any other order for that matter. Just one or two pieces at a time as I drag it all out from the catacombs. I'll announce it here when that thing is up and running.
Also, are any of your online comics going to be reappearing on your site like Marky Mark Britches did?
I honestly don't know that right now.
HEY! Did you really break your moratorium for Runaway? GAWRSH! Thanks!