Archive for August, 2009

Then and now: Featured Comics #1

Original Featured Comics #1 and the new version

The year was 1991. Elton was in 8th grade, and I was in 7th… but we had study hall together in our little school up in Kalispell, Montana. It was there that we discovered our mutual nerdiness and began crafting attempting comics. Our first ever comic was a 87-page monstrosity called Featured Comics which Elton wrote and I drew. We came up with an incredibly unique story… a band of heroes defend the world from an alien threat. Amazingly, even selling it at 50¢ to mostly relatives, we moved very few copies. But hey, it was our first book. And thankfully the first of many.

While we were putting Random Ink #2 together for print, I decided it would be fun to revisit our first comic. So I redrew the cover. I tried to stay true to the original and not redesign anything… just draw everything better. Then I added color and computer lettering (two luxuries we couldn’t dream of back in junior high). The results are still pretty goofy, but it was great fun to do. Elton and I both have poster versions of it hanging up now.

We hope you like it.

(By the way, if for some reason you want to see more of the original comic… you can here. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya, though.)