AWESOME HOSPITAL HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE! For two days only, Josh Krach and Matt Digges have revived our webcomic to bring you a Halloween frightfest: FearsomeHospital! What happens when one of radical medicine’s renegade doctors performs the ultimate feat of healing… and dooms the world in the process? Find out today and tomorrow, only at AwesomeHospital.com!
Here’s that four-page guest comic that I did for my buds at Awesome Hospital a little earlier this year. I was pretty psyched when they asked me to do a little comic about any character I wanted, and I immediately decided on Nurse Punk Rock.
This was co-written by myself and Chad Bowers. We figured out the story together, he wrote a rough version of the script, and I added all the punk puns in a final version of the script and did all the art. Rather proud of how it turned out. :)
So the end of Bleach had Chad as a boxer, Ishida as a doctor, and Orihime as a baby maker. So. Basically they did what their body type, parent job, and gender dictated! No… originality or anything! Like… ok!
I’ve signed up for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. My team has raised $220 so far for our walk, and we want to hit at least $500. My pharmacy fraternity nationally has almost hit our $1,000,000 goal for St. Jude fundraising. I would love it if you guys could help us get there! Any donation helps this awesome research hospital, but if you can’t donate, I would really appreciate you guys just reblogging this. The walk is September 17, and I’ll be reblogging this periodically until then. You don’t have to sign up to make a donation, and you can put your name on your donation or remain anonymous. Thank you guys so much for your support!
I think this might be my new most favorite page I’ve drawn for AWESOME HOSPITAL. I hadn’t gotten the script yet, but when I figured that this moment of Mike jumping through time was coming, I told Chris and Chad I wanted to do an homage to Kirby’s Glory Boat. They must have liked it, because when I got the script a while later, all that was written for page 53 was:
These pages were a rough patch. Tredd’s a tough guy to fit in a panel, mostly because of those damned shoulder pads. Arthur’s dad was also tough to work out. Likenesses are always a challenge for me, and I wanted to get this one right. I think, too, that around this time, I was starting to obsess over backgrounds.
Still, this batch has a dramatic closeup of Mike, and that’s always fun.
|| • Ok…so can we all admit that Drift getting stuck in a hole in the roof, and then proceeding to lose his arms (to Rodimus) and legs (to an “angered” Megatron) all because he wasn’t invited to Rodimus’ party in the comic creation at TFNATION today, a highlight of the convention. Guys, he ended up as a little body in the “hospital” 😭 Awesome job to whoever took part with that comic creation • ||
As we head into the final weekend before the holiday, stressing out over finding those last-minute perfect gifts, organizing the get-togethers, or just plain dealing with family, I thought this might be a good time to reshare this story I did a few years back.
I bent space and time and created a time-lapse version of me inking over Daniel’s pencils. I managed to compress about 2 hours into 10 minutes. There’s still no sound, so please provide your own soundtrack.