The Memoirs of Dork Geekus

Frequent flights of geekery with flavors of what currently caught my interest


Preview part two, now in color!  Drawing by me and color by Matt Wilson, with cover colors by Frank Martin Jr.

If she be worthy… Thor #1 out October 1st!



The Bully Pulpit Crossover Event You Probably Don’t Know About

While some people might know about Legend of the Black Maria, the Tales from the Bully Pulpit sequel that has not yet materialized, most probably don’t know about this other failure-to-launch follow-up.

Following the launch of The Amazing Joy Buzzards in 2005 by Mark Smith and Dan mrhipp Hipp (now probably best known as the art director on Teen Titans Go!), I realized they and I had similar storytelling sensibilities and it would probably be fun to cross over the AJB and TftBP.

After some back and forth between Mark and me, the story we came up with was The Magic Toupee: the gist of it was that due to a blood compact between Frankenstein’s Monster and Sweeney Todd (to give you an idea of how long ago this was, the Sweeney Todd movie hadn’t come out yet and basically no one knew who the Demon Barber was), a wig made from the hair of Samson, which would impart great strength and power on its wearer, was obtained by Frankenstein’s Monster. Due to some fluctuations in spacetime, the Joy Buzzards, who were investigating strange events at Frankenstein’s castle after the Monster is thawed out in the frozen north due to global warming, get zapped to the space/time continuum where they meet up with Teddy and Edison to take down Sweeney Todd and Frankenstein in multiple time periods to keep them from getting their hands on the toupee of power.

Anyway, we wrote a good number of pages, and a lot of them were illustrated by an even-younger-than-he-is-now Kris kristaferanka Anka, whose popularity was obviously so bolstered by these pages that now he draws all the X-Mens and Wolverines.

The story was originally going to run as an extra-long issue of the regular AJB series, then was going to be its own one-shot, then it was going to be serialized in the POPGUN anthology series (you can even see elements of the art from this story on Mike Allred’s cover), but basically it never quite came together.

Otherwise the only thing that made actual publication was a promotional pinup drawn by Nate fetorpse Bellegarde that ran in an issue of Amazing Joy Buzzards. (If anyone has a scan of this page and could pass it along to me, btw, I would appreciate it.)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these pages from an alternate timeline.

Other Bully Pulpit posts from this week, the tenth anniversary of the book:

haha oh man a blast from the past. I don’t think was even 20 when i did these. (you can obviously tell i wore some of my influences very heavily on my sleeve back then).

while never receiving publication on this (i believe in ended up doing around 40 pages fully coloured), this was a blast to do and i think these were my very first sequential work ever, professional or otherwise.

Anonymous asked: Will all the Strikefile, Earth War, etc stuff be collected in the regular Prophet trades?


I’m not sure how it’ll break down yet, but they should be in the trades and then later on I think the plan is to do 2 larger than comics size hardcovers like the Glory one they did. sooo pretty


Some Mary Marvel for your morning.


Some Mary Marvel for your morning.

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.

—Unknown (via suchvodka)

(Source: wordsalawidder, via vukizzle)


I didn’t do it yesterday because I guess everyone was at a lake or something, but yesterday was the ten year anniversary of the release of my first full-length comic, Tales from the Bully Pulpit.

Prior to this, I had done short stories and backups online and running in Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s Invincible, but this 64-page one-shot from Image Comics was my first full-length thing.

Here is the premise: Teddy Roosevelt steals a time machine with which he meets up with the ghost of Thomas Edison and the two of them travel to the distant future of 2008, where they battle Hitler on Mars. It’s a low-concept, character-driven piece about the human condition.

Some notes on credits:

  • The art is by Graeme MacDonald, a cool dude who has been working in animation basically since this came out
  • The colors are by Ron Riley, whose other credits include Tech Jacket and the recent Krampus! series from Image. I think I owe him money
  • The cover, despite being uncredited inside because I’m an idiot, is by Tony Moore. Sorry, Tony. Also: even though it’s been done a thousand times since, I am pretty sure Tony’s work on this cover is the first time the trompe-l’oeil-faux-distressed cover effect was done.
  • The lettering is credited to a “Chad Manion.” This is not a real person. The lettering is by Robert Kirkman, who used a pseudonym so that his contribution to the book would not overshadow the rest of the creative team.

The book has been out of print for years, but the good news is, you can have it on your phone, tablet, or computing device thanks to Comixology!

So: check it out if you haven’t. Maybe I can see about posting other Bully Pulpit-related material this week to celebrate the big 1-0.

(via fetorpse)


We don’t need to be careful… We just need to be huge.
What we need it’s Sugilite.
Amethyst, fuse with me.