I didn’t do it yesterday because I guess everyone was at a lake or something, but yesterday was the ten year anniversary of the release of my first full-length comic, Tales from the Bully Pulpit.
Prior to this, I had done short stories and backups online and running in Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s Invincible, but this 64-page one-shot from Image Comics was my first full-length thing.
Here is the premise: Teddy Roosevelt steals a time machine with which he meets up with the ghost of Thomas Edison and the two of them travel to the distant future of 2008, where they battle Hitler on Mars. It’s a low-concept, character-driven piece about the human condition.
Some notes on credits:
- The art is by Graeme MacDonald, a cool dude who has been working in animation basically since this came out
- The colors are by Ron Riley, whose other credits include Tech Jacket and the recent Krampus! series from Image. I think I owe him money
- The cover, despite being uncredited inside because I’m an idiot, is by Tony Moore. Sorry, Tony. Also: even though it’s been done a thousand times since, I am pretty sure Tony’s work on this cover is the first time the trompe-l’oeil-faux-distressed cover effect was done.
- The lettering is credited to a “Chad Manion.” This is not a real person. The lettering is by Robert Kirkman, who used a pseudonym so that his contribution to the book would not overshadow the rest of the creative team.
The book has been out of print for years, but the good news is, you can have it on your phone, tablet, or computing device thanks to Comixology!
So: check it out if you haven’t. Maybe I can see about posting other Bully Pulpit-related material this week to celebrate the big 1-0.
Did this as I was uploading files.
In my world, the Punisher will always use uzi’s and shotguns.
Here’s a printable pdf with instructions and an insert for your art drop tomorrow: http://media.virbcdn.com/files/f5/67822e9747a7f5e0-artdropinsert.pdf