Friday, September 24, 2010
This odd little minicomic was another entry in the subgenre of repackaging stories from digest sized comix into the mini format.
In 1987 Starhead Comix took two old stories of mine and created this mini, 7 x 13 cm. The spine was on the top, and most of the pages faced each other in a way that required the reader to keep flipping the book around. Unlike most other minicomix, this one had color covers and was printed on newsprint.
"A Day in the Life of Morty the Dog" was from Cranium Frenzy #2 (1982), "God's Little Joke" from Cranium Frenzy #1 (1981). I'll supply the backstories once we arrive at posting the Cranium Frenzy series.
I have no idea how obscure or common this minicomic is. I thought Michael Dowers did a great job on composing the cover. I can't place the source for the drawing of Morty he used. Color has never really been my thing, but Michael and his brother Patrick have really given my work more flair when they apply their talents in this area.