I missed a few weeks due to crazy deadlines (thanks, SDCC!), so you guys and gals get to watch me play catch-up this week with FOUR Comics Alphabet entries. Boo-yah!
First up this week is Herbie Popnecker, aka the Fat Fury! Herbie was one of those characters that fell through the cracks back in the day until Dark Horse released a set of reprints last year.
MAKE WAY FOR THE FAT FURY!
Starring a taciturn fat kid whose collection of lollipops give him unspeakable power, the all-out weirdness of the Herbie stories must be seen to be believed. Fortunately, Chris Sims of The Invincible Super Blog is willing to give you a look.
I'm still using the old-school 64-color Marvel palette, but I'm experimenting a bit with it. I really love the colors on this one, and I'm surprised at how versatile those 64 colors can be!
Interesting bit of trivia: According to this one thing I saw on the Internet once, Herbie is Watchmen
and V for Vendetta
writer Alan Moore's favorite comics character.
Coming up this week, Ice, Jimmy Olsen, and-- well, I'm not sure. Turns out Kalibak is a pain
to draw. Still taking character suggestions. Anybody want to see Superman's oddball mermaid girlfriend, Lori Lemaris? (that's right. MERMAID. GIRLFRIEND. Way to go, Silver Age.)