I was contacted by editors who follow my comic on social media. Once I learned about Mark Trail, I saw there was a huge opportunity in this for me and my skill sets: art, science, and drawing dudes punch each other in the face. I knew I was the right artist for this job. Nobody in comics is punchier, more action-oriented or more hellbent on saving the world with sideways knowledge than me.
…Character facial expressions, intensity, things exploding, guys getting decked…
But what about Cherry and Rusty?
[Cherry’s] not afraid to get her hands dirty with animals or plants. 2020 Cherry is going to be a gardener and that’s gonna get interesting. Do you have any idea how much theft and criminality is involved with gardening?
Rusty is going to be an actual 12 year old, dealing with kid issues outside of his parents (especially since he’s the age where he’s starting to rely on his parents less). He and Andy will be best friends who go on all the ill-advised adventures you can expect a 12 year old to get on.
Only three more days until the all-new Mark Trail.
Olivia Jaimes on Nancy and Joey Allison Sayers on Alley Oop, Bianca Xunise as one of the Six Chix and Steenz Stewart on Heart Of The City, a whole bunch o’ folks contributing to Popeye’s Cartoon Club, but most notably Randy Milholland’s monthlong run. The odd thing is, a lot of the stodgiest of the stodgy strips come from King Features syndicate, and an awful lot of the new-life breathing is down to their editor, Tea Fougner, who has an eye for matching the right cartoonist with the right project.
And now, the stodgiest, stiffest, slowest-paced strip of them all is getting a kicking-and-screaming drag into the present day, as Mark Trail is about to get a new writer/artist.