Wednesday, January 02, 2013

DEAD DUCK: Enjoy 'em while you got 'em

The first issue of my new comic book, "Bodie Troll", is almost done. I'm coloring the final page, preparing an end-of-issue message, and awaiting the arrival of some sure to be cool pin-ups from several artists. With a planned March release through Red 5 Comics, 2013 looks to be the year of the troll for me. But before all that, I need to talk to everyone about "Dead Duck".

I've been running my old "Dead Duck" comics online since Halloween of 2011, a new page every Monday and Thursday. My original plan was to rerun all the previously published material, while creating new "Dead Duck" stories to run afterwards. Obviously, plans have since changed, and other projects have taken precedence.

At present, I have one more story from my original graphic novel that I'll be running on the "Dead Duck web comic, and then there are three all new, never before seen stories that will run after that. When these stories have run their course in ten weeks, "Dead Duck" will then go on indefinite hiatus. "Dead Duck" will return one day, but I can't say when. So like the headline suggests, enjoy 'em while you got 'em.

Starting tomorrow (01/03/13), I'm running the "Dead Duck" episode, "A Minion of Death Takes a Holiday". It's my absolute favorite Dead Duck story, and I've included more brand-new trivia than I've ever done before. I truly feel this is one not to be missed, and I encourage you to follow it along, take in all the trivia I've provided, and please, post some comments or e-mail me personally and let me know what you think.

Happy New Year!



James Anderson said...

I love that sketch, Jay, especially the contours on DD's sleeve. Gives it some real dimension.

It's kind of bittersweet ending something you've been working on for so long, saying goodbye to old friends (at least for a time). Hopefully they'll turn up in a Bodie background so we know they're still out there doing their job.

Dennis said...

Seeing Dead Duck go away is sortalike losing a buddy I guess, there are very few characters out there that really stand out and have the personality of Dead Duck.