Drink and Be Merry

14th Apr 2014, 7:00 AM
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Drink and Be Merry
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bbedlam 14th Apr 2014, 7:00 AM edit delete
bbedlam
Page 638!

Look, you can't really blame Artus. This was an AF plan, and it was bound to have unexpected consequences. Granted, AF may not have arranged for Artus and Mika to meet up in a tavern (it may have been Lyla), but something was bound to go wrong.

On the positive side, Artus had a hell of a hairstyle back in the day, didn't he?

Shifting gears: I've been talking with Steve Horton on twitter for a while now. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Steve is the writer of AMALA'S BLADE (the trade is out now, published by Dark Horse Comics). AMALA'S BLADE was one of of my top picks for 2013 and I highly recommend it. Anyhoo, I asked Steve if he'd be willing to look at the second AF collection and write up a quote for it if he liked it. So the other day I received this:

"I like Angry Faerie's attitude! I read through the second volume and I was struck by writer/artist Scott Springer's deft touch with dialogue, running jokes ("Are you hitting on me?"), comic timing and humor. But most of all I liked the badass nature of the Anger Faerie herself, who needs no name other than that. I like that her idea of a fun date with Thor involves beating the crap out of each other. And I love that skull axe that she makes appear out of nowhere. I think that Angry Faerie and my own creation, Amala's Blade, would get along great, that is until one of them said the wrong thing -- then all bets are off! I hope Scott keeps up the great work.

STEVE HORTON, writer, AMALA'S BLADE"

So yeah, if you think that made my day you'd be right... and if you think that's going on the back of the 3rd AF compilation you're also right.

Hell, if I didn't already have a job, it would probably go on my resume and cover letter.

Today's page was was penciled & inked while listening to the Acmecast podcast and inking continued while watching Wrestlemania XXX.
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Comments:

Muchacho NL 14th Apr 2014, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Muchacho NL
Is that a lip piercing or a grey soulpatch?
bbedlam 14th Apr 2014, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
bbedlam
@Muchacho NL - that's a lip piercing. I don't think having a beard and a soul patch is acceptable grooming for anyone.
Spikes 14th Apr 2014, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
Drunk Artus and (old) Mika are awesome! So it was Mika who made him change his hairstyle eh?
bbedlam 14th Apr 2014, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
bbedlam
@Spikes - Drunk Artus and (old) Mika are a good combination. I'm not sure if Mika really made Artus change his hairstyle, but he definitely had his criticisms of it.