1. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  2. Bill Watterson Makes A Case For Art →

    Worth a read.

  3. mikemaihack:

No one is more excited about Batgirl’s new costume than Kara.
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Given Supergirl’s propensity toward changing costumes, this is pretty great.

    mikemaihack:

    No one is more excited about Batgirl’s new costume than Kara.

    Original available here
    More BGSG comics

    Given Supergirl’s propensity toward changing costumes, this is pretty great.

  4. Casting The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay: Deputy Coroner Humphries

    I didn’t really write The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay with actors in mind, but occasionally I like to consider an actor, because it helps me find a character’s voice. In this case, we have Deputy Coroner Humphries, who is analogous to Unferth (or Hunferth, or Unfrith) in the Beowulf saga. Unferth is a jerk; he’s part of King Hrothgar’s retainer and spends most of the story taunting Beowulf. In the Neil Gaiman-penned animated feature, he becomes an annoying bible-thumper, as well. In The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay, Humphries is the forensics guy working with the Heorot County Sheriff’s department to discover the killer of the obnoxious frat boys from the prologue. He’s got his work cut out for him, too, because the evidence seems to point to a non-human attacker. Anyway, who is better at portraying likable, jerkish smart guys than the great Wil Wheaton? From the evil version of himself on Big Bang Theory, to his work as Dr. Parish on Eureka and Fawkes on The Guild, Wheaton was actually my inspiration when finding the voice of Humphries. Once I figured that out, writing him was smooth sailing.
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  5. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  6. Casting The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay: Winifred Roth

    I didn’t really write The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay with actors in mind, but occasionally I like to consider an actor, because it helps me find a character’s voice. My secondary protagonist, Dr. Winifred Roth, takes on traits of several minor characters in Beowulf, including Wealhtheow, Freawaru, and Wiglaf. I wrote her as a foil for Brian—she’s upbeat where he’s not, she’s successful the way he should be, and as a folklorist, her mind is open to lots of possibilities where his is rational and scientific. As I was working on the book, my wife became an enormous fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries web series, and I realized the actor that best represented my vision of Dr. Roth was Ashley Clements. The energy and caustic wit she presented as Lizzie is exactly what I saw for Winifred, and she’s adept at sounding like the smartest person in the room without alienating anyone. Since I’m fancasting my own graphic novel, this is my ideal Winifred Roth. 
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  7. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  8. It’s no secret that my love of the Norse myths comes partly from Edgar and Ingri Parin D’Aulaire’s fabulous book, Norse Gods and Giants. It influenced the way I envisioned the norse gods so much, parts of their work crept into my own graphic novel, Gods of Asgard. Our Odins share a haircut and beard style (and are both ‘brainy brunettes’), our Freyjas both wear green gowns, our Freys both have brown hair and mustaches. My Thor doesn’t quite look like theirs, but you can see how one was influenced from the other. And although I have not included Heimdall in this artwork, my version of Heimdall also carries a lur, despite Heimdall’s horn usually depicted as a drinking horn. I highly recommend the D’Aulaires’ books to any child interested in mythology, folklore, or folktales.

    It’s no secret that my love of the Norse myths comes partly from Edgar and Ingri Parin D’Aulaire’s fabulous book, Norse Gods and Giants. It influenced the way I envisioned the norse gods so much, parts of their work crept into my own graphic novel, Gods of Asgard. Our Odins share a haircut and beard style (and are both ‘brainy brunettes’), our Freyjas both wear green gowns, our Freys both have brown hair and mustaches. My Thor doesn’t quite look like theirs, but you can see how one was influenced from the other. And although I have not included Heimdall in this artwork, my version of Heimdall also carries a lur, despite Heimdall’s horn usually depicted as a drinking horn. I highly recommend the D’Aulaires’ books to any child interested in mythology, folklore, or folktales.

  9. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  10. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf is now out, and I am very excited to read what I hope is the definitive prose version of the story. I’m also looking at the one-year anniversary of my own Beowulf project, the critically-acclaimed The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay. If you like Beowulf, mythology, mythic fiction, sasquatch, or nerd humor, you can find out more about it at www.wolfesbay.com.

    J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf is now out, and I am very excited to read what I hope is the definitive prose version of the story. I’m also looking at the one-year anniversary of my own Beowulf project, the critically-acclaimed The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay. If you like Beowulf, mythology, mythic fiction, sasquatch, or nerd humor, you can find out more about it at www.wolfesbay.com.