Sunday, June 07, 2009

Give me your ideas...NOW

I'm about halfway done writing my graphic novel and things are going great. It's my love letter to a time in comics that I consider MY time...the 90's. Not so much in the look of it, but the tone. I loved the 90's era of comics because they knew what they were and didn't pretend to be anything else. They were excess, they were flash, and most of all, they were balls to wall fun as hell. From Lobo to Spawn, and Creed to Gen 13. From Generation X to the Maxx and Trencher to Youngblood. There seemed to be a little something for everyone. I loved it! So, for my first graphic novel, I've tried to put in all the things that made me love that period in comics.

Here's where I want your help. I've been adding cameo and homages to creators that have played a part in my comic history and want to know who you'd like to see in there and what they would be doing.

example. I have a character named Rob L. Feld who owns a Comic & Guns store and below is a giant lab for him to make giant, sick ass weapons. Like insanely big weapons! Oh yea!

So, take that and reply your ideas. If any of them pop off the page at me, i'll try to work them in and you'll get a special thanks in the book!

Let's have some fun!

67 comments:

Crowley said...

With Gen 13 I always think of the pages J. Scott Campbell would do with the Gen 13ers all collapsed on top of each other... maybe that's a clothing ad?

Symbiiotes were hot too... maybe a story that sells living costumes?

-B

Blaine said...

"Bob Cane's Gadgets and Gizmos" toy store or something fun like that.

I'll thinka something better in time.

aturturro said...

Hmmm. Well, since you mention Liefeld, I'm thinking Image...which makes me think....

Eric Larson and Savage Dragon... Which makes me then think of Eric Larson selling...fins...sporting wear? Scuba gear? Hmmm...

I'll try to think of more through the day.

Patrick Mazzone said...

"The Maxx" always sounded like a radio station to me, WMAX... the MAXX, turn it up!...lol

Uthor said...

Sam Kieth. One of my favorite creators to come out of then.

dwilson said...

Although not an industry changing series, the Infinity Gauntlet was a huge one for me. It's massive cross title storyline sucked every dollar out of my pocket, and I started drawing comics and comic cards everyday.

That series will always be special to me.

Allen said...

James Robinson/Tony Harris and Starman. Maybe two punk kids wearing a t shirt named "light-n-shade"

Jack C. Gregory said...

Perhaps a mad scientist that splices animals together to create new hybrids of animals (like a bat and a wolverine mixed together) with the name "Dr. Emil Gamm" (amalgam).

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Anonymous said...

Cole Cash aka Grifter!!!

I would love to see him. For 90s comic characters he has to be my all time favorite for sure.

Rodrigo said...

you have to add a homage to Mike Wieringo! it's a must. i don't know how, where or when, but you have to.

that's the real spirit of the 90's

Anonymous said...

You need Jim Lee in there with his abs showing through his winter coat.

Simon Mac Donald said...

You need to have Sam Kieth in their as a homeless guy wandering around in a Mexican wrestler mask.

Colin said...

Gotta have something about McFarlane buying that baseball.

Donal DeLay said...

Giffen's Trench Coats clothing shop.

WildCATS Preservation Park.

Pablo said...

how about guy named Jim Li surrounded by beautiful women. I dunno maybe he owns a gym and nothing but pretty ladies go there. and he himself is quite fit.

Luke said...

well, the Pitt obviously sounds like a run down bar. Perhaps Dale K. could be running the joint.

BunnyPanda said...

Simon Bisley drunk somewhere? or maybe wrestling someone in the street? 0.o

Gerry Jobe said...

"David Mcfarlane's Chicken" in homage to the debate they had when Mcfarlane came in a chicken suit and got trounced by Peter David. Or how about "Xtreme Cable Copies" A Kinko's style place run by a bunch of Cable look alikes, or a movie poster for "SPLATT" with just bullets, arrows, hatchets, daggers and throwing stars wizzing everywhere....I'll think of more...

Patrick Mazzone said...

Jim lee should be a garfiti artist/ninja... that would be the shit.

Malherbe said...

Jamie hewlett as the owner of the tank musuem?

Eric said...

Jim Lee should be a gym owner where every member is insanely ripped and huge because he is secretly selling performance enhancing drugs in the back.

Clayton said...

Pitts gym, then u could have run threw or a window shot of any one u like working out in the gym.

G-man said...

Well the homage to being made should be reflected by the bad and good. Rob was well known for his page swipes... I would really do a well known page layout swipe and a deadpool reference piece.

That way you get the good and the bad. LOL

Jeremy Brooks said...

Rob should totally sell pocket belts at his store.

Lefty said...

you can have a guy named Mad Joe who's only 3 feet tall with huge muscles and what not working as a bouncer to a club. Kinda like Puck from alpha flight, but ya know, crazy

RAWLS said...

As much as I stand behind all the Image references, I have to agree with DWilson and the greatness that was The Infinity Gauntlet!
Maybe it's a new video game accessory, like the old Nintendo Power Glove!

RAWLS said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZErvASwdlU&NR=1

Hoot said...

A Wetworks water park?

A guy named Parker Peters who seems to have dozens of identical twins? *cough*clones*cough*

Somebody who uses a sword or something made of bone? "It used to be metal. I didn't even know there was bone under the metal."

Onslaught. Heroes Reborn. There's gotta be something you could do with that stuff.

I miss the '90s. I know Marvel almost went bankrupt at one point, but at least back then you could count on them to give a series at least 12 to 25 issues to pick up before they canceled it. Every series had a chance, and even if it did get canceled, it still had a decent run first.

Blake Sauner said...

"Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Dead Again IV" As some sort of movie premier marquee or poster of sorts...

why the "again" and the 7? Well, I recall a lot of heroes being killed off time and again in the 90s. Regardless of alt universes, it was like the creators and writers were getting a little bit stir-crazy for plot points.....

Gerry Jobe said...

"Bart Sears Bedspreads"- the catch is they only sell "Wizard"(Purple with stars) Covers...

Have a gigalo named XO Manowhore

Lobdell's Hawiian Shirt Hut.

Have a Boxing match on Pay per view=Maderiera VS.Cruz, and have the commentators saying " Cruz still taking swipes at Maderiera!!!"

More to come...

Matt Burden said...

I want to see Kevin Smith doing something Kevin Smithish. Like eating a dounut whilst riding Ben Afleck like a horse.

dennisbower said...

How about 'the Silver Claw'? Could be a bar run by a guy named Marc... An homage to all of the clawed characters Marc Silvestri drew back then.

James Thompson said...

As much as everyone is mentioning 'image' there were a few other major things that happened during the 90's worth mentioning.

Maybe a Deny's managed by Cowan S. (for Milestone, and Static Shock) no need for me to go into the importance of milestone.

"Big Guy and Rusty's", ala "Jack Rabbit Slims from Pulp Fiction, but all the waiters are based on "Legends" imprint, Miller/Sin City, Mignola/Hell Boy, Chadwick/Concrete etc. Legend's imprint, well, creator-owned projects?.

Just my two cents.

Clerical said...

in more subtle frames of mind...

you could have a Miller's Fetishwear store...

Jefferson Smithfield could own a Rose shop...

There could be a big, insanely bearded Tickle-Me-Alan doll...

a Roger Cruise could be a mime (too harsh? i like him now, but...)

a Robert Harris could be selling different colored threads, but under the desk is sewing them all together so if you buy one, you have to buy them all...

is that the kind of stuff you were looking for?

Gerry Jobe said...

"Bane's Chiropractor"

-A Scud vending machine somewhere.

-Eric Draven serving drinks @ "James O'Bar"

-A classic Armor shop called "Store of Azreal"

-an add for lip balm called "Chap Yeap"

- A boom-mic operator named Fraga. (FragaBoom!)

-Some quip about seeing an "Image" That was initially thought to be a "Mirage"...

more to come...

Tommy C said...

well in the 90's i was only like 9. so the only comics i really had were spawn, ren & stimpy, the tick, the mask, and earthworm jim, give or take a few spidey and x-men comics. idk those are some pretty outrageous characters, and you have an outright ourageous imagination. ill let you play haha

Scott Hume said...

hmmm maybe someone based on Moebius, I think that would be pretty cool. and I love that you mentioned Trencher, I was just looking at those books the other day, man I would love to see your version of that guy.

Andy Jewett said...

Everyone was always grimacing... maybe some sort of tough guy class, or an inept dentist who keeps screwing people's face's up so that they come out looking like they are constantly gnashing their teeth.

Regardless, man... looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Ken W. said...

Have some subtle things like in a background put Greg Capullo and Todd Mcfarlane playing chess or sitting drinking coffee. Instead of walking a dog someone would be walking one those isz creatures. Maybe one of the guns Rob L. Feld makes is called a Mac T and it shoots that funky webbing from Torment. With any cape or long garment or fabric you have to make it ridiculously huge and billowing to pay tribute to every spawn cape and copy thereafter. Everyone in the comic should be smoking and have a gun and 1/3 of the characters should have huge gauntlets or boobs . There should be so much blood in this novel that it makes Kill Bill and Passion of the Christ look tame.

Anonymous said...

this ones okay, i know i have another one coming, just gotta think about it, but how about a courtroom buzz on the big legal battle between todd and mac farlane vs. tony twit. . . . .i remember that pretty vividly, but watch out, you don't want to get sued

Fran Diggz

Joe Romano 2 said...

Am I the only one that was a Mark Silvestri Fan? If you liked the Xmen you have to work Silvestri in there some where. May some crazy dude that owns a "Silvestri's Subs", but specializes in body armor or some kind of chemical components???
Can't wait to see the project Skottie.
Any news on JUNK?

erik said...

Lobo should definitely be hiding on Earth from Vril Drox and since his bike's broke the main man ain't goin' nowhere. Forced into getting a job by Earth's superhero's he becomes a skip tracer for Grant Bisley's Bail Bonds (obvious homage to Alan Grant and Simon Bisley who made Lobo my favorite reading material through highschool in the early to mid 90's) Lobo's problem is he can't quite understand that to make any money for Grant Bisley the people he catch need to come back alive! I think Im going out and getting a Lobo tattoo after writing that! Only you Skottie have the power to bring the main man back to life in that 'im laughing while reading this because inside im scared out of my mind of Lobo' sort of way! Good luck in your endeavors brother.

Malherbe said...

Or the cliffhangers imprint for being so late (battle chasers and danger girl) except for Ramos' crimson... Micheal Turners beach spot?

Anonymous said...

"Humberto Ramos" as a florist (cause of what "ramos" means in some languages - "flower bouquet") He would run like some kind of flower shop during the day, with the help of some of those "out there" goblins on the back who would take care of all that floral environment. Everything is a disguise... cause, after all, when the night takes over, "Von H" the vegetarian vampire rises! to do some night watch with the help of a bunch of his little friends, making sure everyone's safe until dawn :P

Anonymous said...

City governor becomes "Bionic M3glia"... Under the town hall there's a secret time travel research center, runned by him, where he uses his scientific discoveries to "fix" some injustices committed before and after his time. He analyzes all cases carefully to make sure time keeps on flowing naturally, without major glitches.

Tyler_Durden said...

Jim Lee working at a weight loss clinic called "better image"

Chris Tay said...

Hey you can have Sam & Twitch from the Spawn series in it.....getting guns and stuffs.....Spawn himself can make a cameo appearance too towards the end :)
So maybe in the end they could make a mess out of Rob L.Feld shop and he drove them out? Just a thought hehehehe.....

Leigh Webb said...

Humberto Ramos shoe store.

Mignola's belt buckle store (hellboy came from a belt buckle he drew on a demon)

you have to do something with Weiringo,

Javier Giangiacomo said...

Hey Skottie, totally agree with your first words on 90´s comics. Though being some years older than you, really loved comics and almost anything from the 90´s (clothes, music, etc.)
Would love seeing some Lobo cameo/reference (one of my all time favourites) in a comic drawn by you, as well as the MAXX, and Pitt, and Creed, TMNT, ets, etc....
Dale Keown is a pro musician, I think Sam kieth wanted to be one.
Really great idea, hope we can see some stuff soon.
Take care,
JG.

Josh said...

I think the graphic novel itself should have the world's first gold foil, glow in the dark, chromium, die cut cover . . . then be double bagged with several trading cards . . . it seemed like every comic in the 90s was that way.

jester said...

What about joe mad.. you can have him be a pimp. Then have his ladies have crazy insane over sized breasts. All the while his pimp outfit looks like it is straight out of DnD.

*shrugs* lol

monkeyhouse said...

Would love to see a strip club (it could just be in a street scene) called "BAD GIRLS" in honor of all the Lady Death / Lady Rawhide / Warrior Nun types.

It's the club that promises its women will be anatomically incorrect.

Steve Ponzo said...

I love the fact you mentioned CreeD in your influences. That series was amazing. Throw a talking frog into your story, name it Trent.

Maybe have a pet store with all animals you can name after creators, there could be night hawks, savage dragons aand all sorts of creator influenced animals.

Little Conrad said...

Put some monkeys in the Comics & Guns Store. Monkeys that carry around the stuff for Rob L. Feld so he can build his big *ss guns and stuff.
And beat up intruders if needed ;-)
Not gorilla-monkeys, but smaller ones, they can form a little mob or something.

Whatever you do with your story, it is def. going to be awesome!

Luv yer work!

PS: When is 'Junk' coming out?

JP said...

Each of the Milestone Comics founders as a hanging judge, gunslinger and saloon owner, respectively.

The Sandman on a half–pipe, with a vintage Alva skateboard.

Howard Chaykin as a stand–up comedian.

Dale Keown as the gym n00b and 'The Pitt' as his personal trainer.

Garrett said...

I think it would be super sweet to pay homage to the maxx and the pitt. They were such a huge part of that era. So what if you did:
Keown & Kieth Thrift and Pawn.
You could have them in this crazy run down thrif and pawn shop, with crazy knick nacks and everything.

Jurassicalien said...

I'm hoping to see some big McFarlane style capes in this piece. Just big flowing fuckers that have no right to be as long as they are, but look sweet none the less.

John Clifford said...

Family tree research from Fab Ian's Nice & Zany Geneology?

The '90s were my comics era too, and I loved the core X-Men team books most of all--especially the convoluted but love-filled history of the Summers family as established by Fabian Nicieza & Scott Lobdell: Cable turning out to be Scott Summers' time-lost son, Scott & Jean spending a 12 year honeymoon in the future raising Cable, with help from their elderly alternate universe daughter Rachel. Gorgeous, wacky stuff.

Sean Ward said...

Some perhaps more obscure suggestions: Tom Grummet and Mark Bagley. I was huge fans of those guys in the 90s!

Ryan King said...

Dr. Keown at the Full Bleed Blood Center.

industri studios said...

Lots of great suggestions... if it's not too late, I'd say you need a Bachalo homage (Gen X or Shade) - since I know you're also a fan (you may already have something)... even doing a Chrisendo ref or something...

Costume-wise, the simple and obvious will be some of the best; guys with lots of puches, or entire scenes where random smoke is covering ankles and feet... plus the weird 90s penchant for EVERYTHING (from jeans to t-shirts) in comics to be skin-tight.

Maybe a self-publishing gag? Something at Dave Sim's expense (or is that fish in a barrel?)...

onesketchycharacter said...

I loved the 90's era of comics. It got me excited for comics again, especially when Image got running.

My suggestions would be to add a Larry Stroman character or a Stephen Platt character.

Larry Stroman started on Alien Legion and X-Factor and went on to do his own creator-owned TRIBE book for Image. He had this really stylized, almost graf-like rounded characters and his compositions were so dynamic.

I could see the Stephen Platt character being some kind of bodyguard for the Rob L. Feld character. Someone who loved the pouches and the big guns, but had to put his own little touches to them. He also liked to field test the guns and gets chided for spending a ton of bullets every time he goes out.

I can't wait to see this when you get it out man. Good luck!

Andrew Cramer said...

How about the Bert Brothers, Quincy and Quentin? You know... Q.Bert... Kubert ie: Andy and Adam

The Kuberts were a huge influence on my art in the 90's

saturno said...

what about a kung fu/jhon woo guy whit a pair of nunchuk guns or uzi tonfas?

maybe a little kid with a bad mouth, superstrenght and a half zombie?

BlinkingBlah said...

Chris Bachalo herding a bunch of frogs while riding a turtle.

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