In January of 2016, Alterna Comics tweeted about wanting to see an Aquatbats comic. After an enormous amount of “likes” and “retweets,” Peter Simeti (founder/owner of Alterna) found himself in a discussion with the band. Months passed and nothing really came to fruition. Being a huge fan of the band–and their tv show–I wanted to move things along.
So I made a proof-of-concept pitch with @axureneas. You know, the natural thing to do.
Our pitch was a direct continuation of “The Aquabats! Super Show!” Being true to the tv iteration of the band, different art styles would pop up in every issue. This would’ve been done through the help of various creators from around the world. So, in a way, it would’ve been a fun lil mixtape anthology.
While nothing really came of this short, I’m still immensely happy about how things turned out. With KISS and Gwar comics on the horizon, maybe enough likes, RTs, and reblogs will show the band that fans really want a comic!
A year or so ago, a group of creators got together and decided to put together an anthology based around a single word: “Soul.” I churned out a spoopy script and @matiaslazaro drew up some gorgeous work. At this point in time, the anthology doesn’t look like it’s going to happen–I think we’re the only ones with a finished story–but I love the final product. That final page will forever be one of my most favorite splash reveals.
Here’s a little Christmas present from The Spider King team to our beloved fans and followers. This is the very first time we show anything alien related from the book, and we hope you guys enjoy it. Have a Merry Christmas, see you guys on New Year’s Eve with a bigger present.