Shameless self-promotion week continues, with a look at the cover of the trade paperback collection of the Archibald comics, published by Image Comics in 2009:
Artwork is by the immensely talented Grant Bond, whom I first met when we worked together on the Igor Movie Prequel at IDW. He had created this series and started out with a one-shot at Image, written by another writer. But after a couple of issues, he was looking for a different direction for the book and since we worked so well together on Igor, he invited me to writer the book. I wrote issues 3 and 4, which tied together and resolved all the loose plot threads from the first couple of issues. The whole series is collected in this TPB, including a bunch of 1-page gag strips, two of which I wrote and had the pleasure of working with my friends Tom Williams and Brent Bowman on art.
Here’s the original solicitation text:
112 PAGES / 2C
“BULLETS, BOOZE AND BEELZEBUB”
Once the toast of Tinsel Town, faded movie star Archibald Aardvark has been slowly going insane trying to solve the brutal murder of his brother. But despite the hard drinking, womanizing and hallucinations, he’s managed to follow the trail from the dangerous streets of Little China, all the way to the boardroom of Neptune Studios…and finally reveal the TRUE identity of the killer!
FEATURING A BRAND NEW 22-PAGE STORY COMPLETING THE ARCHIBALD SAGA! NOT FOR KIDS!!
If you’re interested, you can get a signed copy of the TPB directly from me (also signed by Tom and Brent), or you can order it through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.