A couple of weeks ago, my friend and Periscope Studio-mate Jesse Hamm posted the ULTIMATE incarnation of the meeting of Wolverine and Freddie Mercury in an epic three-page strip . Take a moment to head over to Jesse’s blog and click through the pages. Go on, we’ll be here when you come back.
That’s right! Rob Marsh came forth and revealed himself as the artist who created the original Wolverine/Freddie Mercury page submitted to Marvel twenty years ago! The page that would eventually inspire me and others to explore the mystery of the meeting of those two great men; one a fictional anti-hero archetype, the other a larger-than-life rock icon lost too soon.
Thanks, Jesse Hamm. Thanks, everyone who participated in this exercise in comics storytelling (See here and here). Thanks, Steve Bunche, who first posted the original page that got this ball rolling in my head.
And a very heartfelt thank you to Rob Marsh for loving the art of comics enough to keep submitting samples in the face of rejection letters, without which dedication none of this would have been possible.
It’s a kind of magic.
First of a series of projected shorts by guest artists featuring the many side characters from Bandette! Because we love you!
I’m going to be a guest at the Jet City Comic Show this Saturday, September 22! I’ve never been to this one-day show before, and I’m really looking forward to it! If you’re in Seattle, come on by!
Layouts/rough digital “pencils” for part of a page from Bandette #2, available soon from MonkeybrainComics.Com!
More Wolverine/Freddie Mercury pages! This one comes to us from MC Wolfman’s blogspot!
Alejandro Bruzzese posted this non-traditional bit of comics storytelling on his Tumblr. I like how he represents music visually!
And on Jason Wills’ Twitter, Freddie does not take any shit from Zombie Wolverine. POW!
Bandette has been up and available for purchase for three weeks, now, and the Internet buzz has been mighty! We’ve had rave reviews from Comics Bulletin, The Weekly Crisis, Newsarama, The Comics Reporter, CBR, and lots of other places too numerous to list.
And now there’s an interview with Paul and me talking about our little thief over on the blog at SFX.com.uk!
If you haven’t checked out Bandette yet, go on over to ComiXology and check it out! It’s only 99¢! And if you already have spent your buck-less-a-penny, please take a moment to leave a rating so other people will be encouraged to do so as well!
I’m at San Diego Comic Con right now! Tonight you can find me at Monkeybrain comics panel at 7pm in Room 4.