Two weeks ago I hunkered down for 12 days and made a full color 32 page comic book with a group of students at the Center for Cartoon Studies. The idea was to step back into time to the year 1966 and try to produce a Teen Musical Comedy that would outsell the titan of the time, Archie Comics. Thus were born the Nowsills.
This issue that tells the adventures of the fictional family rock ‘n roll group, the Nowsills. It came together under the editorial guidance of Steve Bissette and was made in collaboration with fellow Center for Cartoon Studies students Simon Reinhardt, Eleri Harris, Ben Evans, Alexis Dexter and Aaron Shrewsbury. We each brought our best to the table to crank this puppy out and it’s safe to say that for two weeks, we were a bonafide bullpen.
For your reading pleasure, you can now download the full issue. For those that just want a quick peek, here’s a selection of what you’ll find inside.
As was mentioned in an earlier post, my fellow students and I are currently looking into finding a way to make this full color comic available for you to buy at an affordable price (~$3-4). I’ll let you know what we come up with.
If you have any ideas regarding cheap color printing options in New England, I’d love to hear ’em!
Last week, I wrapped up an intense project here at the Center for Cartoon Studies. I , along with 5 collaborators were to time travel back to 1966 and create a teen musical comedy that abided by the Comics Code and that would sell like hotcakes, knowing what we 21st century cartoonists knew about the medium.
I had the privilege of working under the invaluable editorial guidance of Steve Bissette with fellow students Simon Reinhardt, Eleri Harris, Ben Evans, Alexis Dexter and Aaron Shrewsbury. It was a doozy of a project, but everyday was a genuine pleasure to work with these folks. Here’s a peek at the cover that we came up with for this 32 page issue of the Nowsills!
I’m really proud of the work that we all churned out.
Right now, I’m trying to ready the files so as to have something that I can send to an offset printer to genuinely print these bad boys in conjunction with my collaborators. Once that’s ready, I’ll certainly have something that will be easily readable online for your perusal, AND something physical for you to purchase.
Given the intensity of the above mentioned Silver Age assignement, you might see some of the stress slip into some panels.
Let me know what you think and if there’s anything that you’d like to see me tackle in the coming weeks dailies.