Sunday, July 20, 2008
Just like a blog post, only on paper! And you have to pay for it!
Do you enjoy the occasional comic strips you see here on Every Day Is Like Wednesday, despite the leaden "jokes," amateurish "art" and barely legible hand-written "lettering" that define them? Do you like them so much that you'd be willing to pay for one of them, despite the fact that you can usually get them here for free? Well good news! Now you can!
Comics creator, fellow "Best Shots" at Newsarama.com critic and EDILW reader Brian Andersen asked me to do a back-up strip for his next issue of So Super Duper, which will be So Super Duper #5.
If you're unfamiliar with Andersen's series, it centers on a superhero with empathic abilities who goes by the codename Psyche. He's a not-terribly-valued member of the super-team The Amazin'naughts, where he uses his empathic abilities to let the heavy-hitters know things like, say, that the giant monster that's destroying the city is evil.
Psyche's also a little on the, ummm...happy side, if you get my meaning. He's...well, how should I put this in a way that doesn't offend anyone...Oh, okay, how about this: When it comes to flaming, The Human Torch has nothing on Psyche.
At least, that's the impression Psyche gives. But is he really gay? The rest of his teammates seem to assume so, but he always seems surprised when someone implies that he is. And so superhero hilarity ensues.
You can check out previews of each of the previous issues at Sosuperduper.com, as well as find out how to order copies. My story will look and feel pretty familiar to regular EDILW readers, as it was done in the exact same way as the ones I post here—drawn with pencil and pen on index cards, colored with colored pencils, hand-lettered in my own terrible handwriting, and then handed off to Brian to try and figure out how to make it fit on paper. It's sort of a "crossover" between So Super Duper and Every Day Is Like Wednesday, in which comics blogger Caleb interviews for the Snapper Carr-like mascot position on the Amazin'naughts.
Here's the first panel:
So go order a bunch of copies of all of Brian's comics, huh?
In other Brian Andersen news, he'll be at San Diego Comics Con this week, the lucky bastard. He'll be participating in the "Emerging LGBT Voices" panel from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 10 on Saturday, July 26th, and then he'll be signing at the Prism Comics booth (#2146 and #2148) from 1 to 2 p.m.