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Sidekicks Local 386

Sohmer — June 21st, 2011

Huge thanks to Moss for writing the blog updates over the last couple of updates while Rich, Ed, Lar and I were in Calgary.

And before I forget, if you were interested in learning more about our very own letterer (and one of my favorite people) Rus Wooton, there’s an excellent interview with him over at Robot 6.

Thought clearing done, let’s talk about this page, shall we?

Enough time has passed since Fear Itself #3 that I don’t think we’re giving away anything that hasn’t already graced the internet. With Bucky’s recent fate, one has to wonder why any person would choose to be a sidekick these days.

Sure, the benefits are probably great, but where’s the career growth? You train your whole life to take over for your mentor, only to be replaced shortly thereafter by that same mentor?

These dudes need to unionize.

Today’s sidekick-palooza page was done by Richard Clark:

Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.

We’ll see you on Friday, folks.

-sohmer