– Here’s another guest strip, this time by my friend Kevin Moore. Kevin was one of the people who inspired me to start making webcomics. We shared a studio space before Modest Medusa started, and watching Kevin work on Wanderlost encouraged me to start doing my thing. Kevin’s support, encouragement and feedback over the last 9 years has been really amazing, and theres been more than once that I may have done into a real slump without him. i highly recommend Fetch, Kevin’s current comic.
Our mutual friend Barry Deutsch is the subject of this comic. Barry is the creator of the super award winning comic series Hereville (which I worked on as a colorist). He’s also my housemate. I originally decided not to include Barry in Modest Medusa as one of the housemate characters because we look superficially similar, and I didn’t want to confuse the readers with two characters with black hair and beards. But so many of my friends and family members have made it into the comic now that Barry’s absence has become weirdly conspicuous.
– As you can probably tell, I’m stalling a little before starting the new Modest Medusa season. I’m trying something new this time, writing the entire season ahead of time. Thats not something I’ve done before, and its become a little more complicated than I imagined. Thankfully I have these guest strips to fill up space! Hopefully I’ll have everything written and ready to go soon, but there might be another week or two of filler.
Modest. Has. SPOKEEEN!!!
Barry Deutsch! Although I’ve not the pleasure of reading his works yet, his name sparks a memory. You and some of your art friends did a tumblr blog where you drew muppets from memory, and one of Barry’s submissions was so abhorrent his name has stuck in my mind for years.
Ha. thats right. None of us were very good at it, but Barry’s Muppets were terrifying.
Hereville is fantastically good and worth checking out. I’m very proud to have worked on all three books.
Stalling is fine, since the ‘filler’ is pretty good stuff too 🙂 Barry? Don’t anger the snakes… or let them steal your snacks!
Wanderlost reminded me a tiny bit of Krazy Kat, some interesting looking action on just that one page!
Too many beards! Poor Barry ^^’. I guess Modest could barely keep up.
Trying to call catch up. I love this one. Poor Barry