While our intrepid air travelers continue on their way towards Isla Esmerelda, I’ve been busy at the drawing table completing the latest (and long overdue) Watusi digest comic!
Issue #27 features a full-issue tale, with character cameos by Shadowspark, Phantos, Suprawoman, W-Tusi, and Professor Harvey & Mitchell; artwork cameo by Robert Upton; and it’s all topped off by a jam comic featuring the art of Tom Cherry and Rusty Mathis! I think it’s a pretty good issue and, together with this webcomic, is moving me more into full-length stories developing Watusi and cast a bit more than I’ve been able to do in the past. You can find copies at Astrokitty Comics & More in Lawrence, at my table at the Comic Book I-Con on November on November 7th, or by ordering from me directly.
Watusi the Talking Dog #27 is a 16-page black & white digest w/hand-stenciled cover; $2.00 postpaid in the US.
In addition to finishing my own comic, I recently had the chance to finish a book I discovered at my public library, one of the most fun comics I’ve read in some time: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books). She tells a great kid-friendly (and adult-entertaining) adventure, packing her pages with a nearly Chris Ware density of details … only with drawings that are lively and characters that are fun to be around. I highly recommend it!
So, any good reading you’d recommend? …
4 thoughts on ““What Watusi didn’t know” -or- The Road to Isla Esmerelda (pt. 4 of 12)”
New Watusi strip and a new Watusi comic book? A very good Wednesday morning!
It is – it feels really good to finally get some of these projects completed!
Wow! Three cliffhangers! I can’t wait to see how all three of these stories play out. Very creative! Congrats on the new Watusi print comic. Looking forward to it!
Hope the three ongoing storyines don’t wear out their welcome! They’ll read in a much more logical way when they appear in print, but I hope you webcomic readers will enjoy them, too – they’ll just be here for a few weeks longer, then they’ll merge back into one!