Monday, September 29, 2008

New Hawaiian Dick Model?

Artist Jason Armstong was musing on the future of HAWAIIAN DICK, and suggested something similiar to (bear in mind that Jason is Canadian) 1979's CAPTAIN CANUCK SUMMER SPECIAL (the first and only):

Basically, a seasonal or quarterly book (64 pages) stuffed full of comics, with a complete Hawaiian Dick story in each issue.

I kind of like that idea. I could let collaborators run wild with backups and short stories, and then focus on a lead story for each issue. In a perfect world, Griffin could even get back to drawing Byrd now and then...

A fat quarterly anthology with Griffin covers. That would be a beaut, eh?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Paul Newman

One of my all-time favorites. Can't think of many guys of his era who made so many great movies in so many different flavors. Paul Newman was always the guy I wanted to be, you know?

Pure class, too.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 23, 2007

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my mother's passing.

We miss you, Mom.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dick 7

Jason Armstrong just turned in the cover for PREVIEWS:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hawaiian Dick and the Future

So, HAWAIIAN DICK #5 is all finished up and should be in shops within a few weeks. HAWAIIAN DICK #6, which features art by guest artist Jason Armstrong, should follow in a fairly timely fashion.

We have yet to solicit HAWAIIAN DICK #7, but Jason is also working on that one, which features the death of a cast member (oooh!), and the aftermath.

Beyond that...I'm up in the air. I wonder how people would respond to a HAWAIIAN DICK graphic novel in leiu of more single issues. Or HAWAIIAN DICK digital shorts, which would then be collected into a fourth trade...

Monday, September 15, 2008

The complete JACKIE KARMA (so far)

With '76 #5 delayed a bit, I thought I'd share a link to all of JACKIE KARMA up to now. By myself and Ed Tadem:

Farewell to the (other) Moores

It's Tony and Kara's last full day in Kansas City before they head out to the wilds of Kentuckiana.

We'll all miss them both.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Script to Page

Here's a page of script from the upcoming (as in very soon) HAWAIIAN DICK #5. Script by me:


Panel 1. The Thinker stands on a street corner, looking at his watch. Evening.

THINKER: It doesn’t take much dealing with the native populace to rob this place of its charm—

Panel 2. Waves at a taxi.


Panel 3. Gets in, door open, complaining.

THINKER: Good Lord. How long does a man have to stand on a corner waiting for one of these ghastly contrivances to appear—I need to be in front of the Blue Aloha in five minutes.

Panel 4. Looking sideways out the window, a look of mild surprise on his face.

THINKER: I have a meeting of importance, so despite my secure knowledge that speed is hardly of the essence in this—eh?

Panel 5. The Thinker is angry now, looking over his shoulder.

THINKER: Damn it, driver. The Blue Aloha is in the complete OPPOSITE direction. Do I have to—

Panel 6. Without turning around, the cabbie is holding up a gun so that the Thinker can see it.

CABBIE: You just have to shut up, Mr. Antonio. Shut up and enjoy the ride.

And here's the finished page, art by Scott Chantler with Steven Griffin coloring (click for a bigger view):