We've created some comic stories over the
years, and we thought you might enjoy revisiting a few online. If
you're seeing these for the first time, you might be interested to know
that the books in which they originally appear also contain a selection
of our paintings, drawings and sketches, as well as a fair amount of
what passes -- in our world -- for trenchant commentary. They're
-- Charlton Comics was notorious for low page rates, but they also
pretty much allowed artists a free hand (although not as free as the hand in The Hand) in illustrating their various
ghost stories. Rich, based on his skill set at the time, may have
been the only contributor they actually overpaid. Here's Rich's first
story for Charlton, from a script by local cartoonist, writer and fan
-- Because we believe in aesthetic multipurposefulness -- and because
we're kind of lazy -- we took an already-existing study for
the Little Black Book 3 cover art, built the story "Curiosity
Box" around it, and used the study in the story itself. Although Rich
was less than successful at keeping the girls on
model with the source material, "CB" retains the familiar tasteless
charm that keeps us from forging a mainstream career. Your narrators
are the widow Grueson and her cremated (but still voluble) hubby, Gore.
Marker & airbrush by Steve, for LBB 3.
are a couple of additional stories from our Little Black Book
series. Rich drew and inked these on paper, and Steve colored them
digitally. "Alienated" is from LBB Vol.1:
|"Cursed Kiss" is from LBB
Vol.2. It was also drawn and inked on paper, scanned into Photoshop,
and digitally colored.
|Everybody loves a
heartwarming story of undying romance, and as you can well imagine,
this isn't one. "Haunted House of Lingerie" explains the somewhat
unusual circumstances Widow Grueson and her cremated (but still feisty)
husband Gore -- our narrators of the above tales -- find themselves in.
It originally appeared in Haunted House of Lingerie Vol.3.