Thursday, March 5, 2009

This Melvin, This Monster

Spot the fake Melvin! John Stanley's great Melvin Monster comic only lasted ten issues and then Stanley left the comics field, somewhat bitterly as it was a field which gave scant rewards for his titanic contributions. But Melvin really only lasted nine issues: the tenth was only a reprint of the first. So I did a cover for a tenth issue just to round out the series! I also did a whole Melvin comic which you can read at if you are inclined. I tried to pitch it around (Melvin seems to be in the Public Domain) but was told "this is a kids' comic! Nobody publishes comics for kids anymore!" Imagine. The real Melvins are being reprinted by Drawn and Quarterly along with a lot of other great Stanley material so check them out here:

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