You tell me if this is an example of an Devil’s Bargain or not. Rami Alhakeem, of Count Ramila Studios http://countramilastudios.com/ , asked for a simple thing: an invite to the new and hopefully awesome social media site Ello. I happily invited him, and he returns the favor by creating this awesome piece of Guest Art! I made out like a bandit. If you are looking for some spooky stories, head over to Rami’s website. Just click on the image below.
Or go directly to his Anthony and the Unspeakable Horrors!
From the twisted mind of James Kersey comes… Devil & Gandhi: TNG.
Just when I thought I may have to re-cycle my older episodes of D&G again and again while I am on hiatus, like a never ending loop of Hogan’s Heroes, I get this email from James Kersey. You may know Jim as the creator of Oversimplified and The Amok Bros. He also happens to be an early-adopter of Devil & Gandhi v1.0. I can vouch for myself that I have seen every single episode Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I have never seen this episode. But if only! I would like to think that I planted the seed of this illustration during a Twitter conversation I had with Jim, wherein I sang the praises of Muppet Babies and pointed him to a clip of Baby Rowlf as Worf. We were also discussing Pigs In Space! But clearly, only Jim could have imagined this one. Thank you, sir!
Check out Jim’s stuff by clicking on the images below. You will be able to feel Jim’s mash-up illustration on real actual paper once I start laying out Issue #3 of The Devil & Mr. Gandhi.
Yup, there’s nothing better (or worse) than having a comedic duo having to deal with a third wheel. Luckily, this third wheel spun right off and out the door. I am glad I got to make a reference to the mysterious rash of deaths concerning beloved pop-psychiatrists, which wraps up the Orphan Train storyline (if you you can call that a storyline!). And I felt a little bad making the final episode of this season a blatant attempt to spin-off a character that has just made a first appearance, but I needed a final page, and what better way to end a season than to tease a new series.
In 2015, I will be working on a long-form comic entitled Shakespeare Jung. The original title of the comic project was STEAMTRUNK! which even had it’s own website, complete with logo and Twitter account (http://steamtrunkcomic.com/), but I switched the title to what will be the main character, Shakespeare Jung. Shakespeare is young, some would say too young to be the Director of STEAMTRUNK (see, I kept the name), but someone has to defend against events and people who would wipe our our world’s culture. Think of Doctor Who meets Quantum Leap meets Mark Twain (literally!), at least for the first volume. It will be science-based, although speculative science, revisionist-historical, and I will be attempting to make it all-ages. And I won’t really start posting pages until I have the entire first volume plotted and thumbnailed. And don’t expect color. I think I will keep it black and white in the hopes of some day doing a Kickstarter to print it and maybe hire a colorist.
Thanks so much for reading The Devil & Mr. Gandhi! Season 3 is already in production, including some crossover episodes with the talented folks over at Holidaze Comics. If you’ve read any of their comics (click on the link below to check them out), you’ll understand why The Devil & Mr. Gandhi will be dropping by their establishment.
And as far as personal appearances go, I will have physical printed copies of Issue #1 and Issue #2 at The Small Press Expo (SPX) this September in Bethesda, MD. If you are around, stop by my table. I will have some other goodies that have not been seen here or on The Ink Puddle. Thanks again, and see you next season!