Thursday, December 31, 2009


Above: Les Mcclaine’s cover artwork for the all-new THE TICK NEW SERIES #1.

I’ve enjoyed Les Mcclaine’s comics for years now. I especially like his LIFE WITH LESLIE comic. I’m also a fan of the Tick. When I read that Les would be working on a new Tick comic, I just knew that I would end up purchasing THE TICK NEW SERIES #1.

From Les Mcclaine’s blog:

The Tick: All-New #1 written by Benito Cereno, drawn by me. It’s a new ongoing series, with us as the creative team. Oh, we’ve got such plans.


It’s gonna be good and we want it to do real well. Also, Arthur has some pretty shapely legs on that cover.

Les Mcclaine did an excellent job with the art. Benito Cereno (Jamie Groover) wrote some very witty dialogue. Also, the story includes an "Uncanny X-Mas" party at the Comet Club, the annoying Barry, a milk-drinking Man-Eating Cow, Arthur at the Sidekick’s Lounge, and a snow-peeing Chairface Chippendale. How could any Tick fan not dig any of that?

My only complaint, and it’s a minor one, is the cover price. $4.95 for a 32-page (23 pages of story) full-color comic book? I suppose, in this age of Diamond Comic Distributors, independent publishers can only survive with higher cover prices.

If you’re a fan of THE TICK animated series or other Tick comics, then you’ll love THE TICK NEW SERIES #1. Don’t be a Barry, pick up this comic!

I give THE TICK NEW SERIES #1 four out of five NM’s:

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Luke 2:8-14 (New International Version): 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Archie & Tiger???

I saw a humorous sketch over at Bleeding Cool. It depicts a chat between ladies-man Archie Andrews and Tiger Woods. The sketch came with some text: "Drawn for Bleeding Cool. Credit: Anonymous." I didn’t draw the sketch, but I thought it worth mentioning at P.I.C. News.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

"An Almost Generic Christmas Card"

Above: This year's "An Almost Generic Christmas Card" by me. Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #138 on sale now!

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #138 is now on sale. The cover was inked by me and penciled by the great Fernando Ruiz. That’s all I did for this issue. The interiors were inked by some other fella.

Above: Partial cover artwork to ARCHIE & FRIENDS #138 by (penciler) Fernando Ruiz and (inker) myself.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Indy Comic Book Week...

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