Friday, August 29, 2008


Above: Artwork from TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31. Pencils by Fernando Ruiz and inks by Al Nickerson.

I finished inking ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #126 over a week ago. And two days ago, I finished inking the twelve-page lead story for TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31. (Busy-busy.) TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #31 should be hitting comic book stores in November.



Blogger Scanman said...

Hey a halo over Mr Andrew's head! And yet he looks pissed.

August 31, 2008 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger AlNickerson said...

Yeah, I thought that looked like a halo, too. :)

I like the note posted in the second panel.

August 31, 2008 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Scanman said...

Dang, you are one master of the subliminal

August 31, 2008 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger AlNickerson said...

When I was interviewing John Byrne for BACK ISSUE magazine, he was commenting on how much fun comics used to be when (for example) Terry Austin would draw Popeye or the Phantom Stranger in the backgrounds of UNCANNY X-MEN.

Fun was also had when Byrne would make Star Trek references in his ROG-2000 stories "That was no Lady" and "Withering Heights". In these two stories, ROG-2000’s cars had "NCC-1701" listed as license plate numbers (I may have done the same thing recently). As most Star Trek fans know, "NCC-1701" is the USS Enterprise’s registry number.

Or… in ROG-2000’s "That was no Lady" from E-MAN #6, Byrne included a newspaper headline which read "Staton Dies! Famed Cartoonist Eaten By Frogs" and in E-MAN #10’s "ROG vs. The Sog", another newspaper headline stated "Joe Staton Trampled By Enraged Aardvark." In the E-Man story "The Inner Sun", which appeared in E-MAN #9, Joe Staton included the newspaper headline "John Byrne Run Down By Wolverine."

Comics should still be fun. :)

August 31, 2008 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Scanman said...

Some of the comic strips do that, particularly "Pearls Before Swine". It is a fun parlor game spotting those little jokes.

September 2, 2008 at 10:02 AM  

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