Eye Be Poppin' You
Friday Comic Book Day.
A couple of months ago I showed some Popeye pages. Belgian comic artist Tom Bouden contacted me. He wanted to try and make a proposal for IDW to see if he could draw their new Popeye series. He had a couple of story ideas and I suggested taking one and doing it as a seven page back-up story. IDW was using different artists for these back-ups and although most of them were written by Roger Langridge (whom I follow and admire for all of his work) we sort of hoped that even he wouldn't do this forever. Turns out it was the series itself that didn't live forever. When we had finished enough of the story to present it, the book had been cancelled. Recently Tom reminded me that I wanted to show the results here as well. Since Popeye is copyright free in Europe (although not in the US) I think we are alright on that front as well.
So here is our little story. We worked on it 'Marvel style', with me doing the story synopsis based on Tom's outline, Tom doing the art and me doing the dialogue. Tom has also done a lovely little four page Swee-pea story on his own, which I will share as soon as I have checked with Tom if that's alright.
NB: I had the pencilled verson up here, but I didn't know I had the inked version al along!
NB2: For those of you coming here from The Comic Journal, I just put up another, even weirder story.