As Sohmer soars across time zones and the dust settles on what was an incredible few days here in San Diego, I, Moss am here to bring you today’s page.
There are always a million and a half announcements about TV, Movies and of course, comics at the San Diego ComiCon, but for some reason this breaking news about the return of Popeye seemed to slip under the radar.
Personally, I think IDW has done a great job publishing licensed titles. Their Transformers, Angel and Ghostbusters stuff has been a treat, which is hard to do when you are messing with such long standing characters. Why they decided to attempt to continue this trend with Popeye is beyond me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Sailor Man. But as an ongoing series? I don’t think so. IDW has done some phenomenal books that detail the history of comics, including Archie, Terry and The Pirates and other classic characters. I would be more excited to see IDW’s take on Popeye in that light than trying to create “new” and “exciting” stories. There’s no need to shoehorn Popeye into the modern world like that.
Unless he’s on the Justice League in DC’s New 52. That is a book I would totally read.
And since we were all here in San Diego, today’s spinach-filled page has been brought to us by the one and only Lar deSouza:
A professional illustrator for over 20 years, Lar is the cartoonist for the 2008 Shuster Award winning online comics, “Least I Could Do”, which is updated daily atwww.leasticoulddo.com, and “Looking For Group”, which is updated Mondays and Thursdays at www.lfgcomic.com . Lar has also been the recipient of the Prix Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement in Canadian Science Fiction (2008, 2006) and numerous other awards for caricature and cartooning.
Lar works from his home in Acton Ontario. He continues to receive commissions for digital and paper illustrations, caricatures and cartoons. Lar has a lovely wife, two beautiful children and three tolerant cats. The wife and kids are tolerant too.
Be good, and we’ll see you here Wednesday!!