Saturday, April 24, 2010

Agents of Peril #25 - Way, Way Out There ... Plus Nightmare City Page 4

Saturday morning again, which means this week's installment of Agents of Peril... which finds our creepy crimefighters going where no cop has gone before.

As has been the case here at the Laughing Reindeer, this week also sees the 4th page of the Nightmare City comic, featuring an early version of Dick Protozoa before he teamed up with Agent Frank.

Click on either of the scanned images here to see them at their appropriate large size.

Meanwhile, coming next week: Creepsville in color! Yep, I said it. Be there, aloha!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Cartoons - Agents of Peril # 24 & Nightmare City Page 2

The weekend is here, which means that we all have to get to work on our weekend projects...

Oh, it also means the latest installment of Agents of Peril as well as the next page of Nightmare City featuring Dick Protozoa. As usual, click on the images to see the full-size scans.

But, wait, there's more: I mentioned last time that I would be offering 2 new Agents of Peril shirt designs. The first one is an image taken from this week's strip. The second is an image of everyone's favorite Fed, Agent Frankenstein. Click on the link below each shirt design you like, and you will be taken to a page on Cafe Press where you can buy them if you like.

Agents of Peril - Fear in the Woods

Agents of Peril - Agent Frankenstein

In the meantime, have a great weekend and mow the lawn, willya!?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This Week's New Comics: Agents of Peril 23 - Cripes! -- Nightmare City

Here are this week's new comics: the 23rd installment of the first Agents of Peril story and the 2nd page of Nightmare City. Click on each graphic to see the preferable large scan that makes it all readable.

Also, next week I will be offering up 2 new Agents of Peril shirts via Cafe Press. More on them next Saturday.

Have a great week... and hold someone you love, and let 'em know you do!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Agents of Peril #22 - Shoosh! -- Plus Dick Protozoa In Nightmare City

Here is this week's Agents of Peril comic strip.

As always, click on the small image above to see the strip at a larger, easy-to-read see-all-the-stippling size.

Also, starting this week, I'm going to go back to an Agents of Peril prequel, of sorts.

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you a one-off gag strip featuring Dick Protozoa, but this week the story is more complex than the gag strip. I've also mentioned that the character of Joe, from an earlier installment of Agents of Peril, wasn't just a throwaway character. He was Dick's partner in a comic that I had been working on called Nightmare City.

Nightmare City was created before Creepsville and was a Dragnet-style take off packed with monsters crawling about the city at night. The most obvious Dragnet connection is the narration on the splash page and Joe's name, Joe Monday. In my own way, I was also trying to draw Joe to look like Dragnet creator and star, Jack Webb. Okay, maybe not the most innovative idea, but I was looking to draw a series that was packed with monsters and loads of dark shadows.

The first piece though, was a cover with a familiar creature (particularly if you're from West Virginia) menacing our heroes. There is no story wherein that happens... at least not until Agents of Peril, years later (I never outright dump an idea or character... Agents of Peril and Creepsville are "Green" comic strips, because I never waste an idea and, instead, recycle. Okay, kidding.).

Anyway, the contents of what was going to be Nightmare City #1 were two stories. The first, which I will post here for the first time, a page a week starting next week, was completed. The second story was never finished, and I'm not sure if I want to attempt to do it so many years later. Regarding what that second story is, I'll discuss it in more detail when the time to post it comes up.

As is the case with the Agents of Peril strip, click on the images below to see the larger versions. And before anyone asks, the cover piece was done totally by hand... not a dot of Zip-a-tone was used. Yes, I am that anal.

So, check out the comics. Oh, and have a great holiday weekend!