Monday, October 6, 2008

Another "Scat" cover: John Wayne's ghost rides Skylab

Here's another cover I did for the old "Scat" free comics magazine that I co-founded back in the 1970's. This one depicts John Wayne's ghost riding Skylab, the old NASA space station which fell to Earth (mostly in small pieces) on July 11, 1979.



It's a pretty odd concept, and I don't think I can take credit for it. At least, I don't remember coming up with this idea. I think it might have been one of the other founding fathers of "Scat" who conceptualized this, and I somehow got the job of drawing it. I believe the John Wayne connection came partly from the fact that "The Duke" had passed away a month earlier, on June 11, 1979. -- PL

6 comments:

Kevin "Jester" McGill said...

They say the 3rd time's the charm...grr.

Is it also supposed to be a homage to Dr. Strangelove?

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/art/library/bombstrangelove.jpg

~ tOkKa said...

-->> wow ..


McLintock .. tick TOC tick TOC ~~ ** - - -


>v<

PL said...

"Kevin "Jester" McGill said...
They say the 3rd time's the charm...grr.

Is it also supposed to be a homage to Dr. Strangelove?"

That great scene at the end of "Dr. Strangelove" was certainly an inspiration for this drawing. -- PL

poppyrobbie said...

"I CAN WAAAAALK!!"

Rob G. said...

Hey Pete,

I'm not sure if this has been addressed in a previous post, but I was wondering if you could clarify on this truncated quote in Toyfare magazine: "the show is going to celebrate 25 years of Turtles with a special animated movie. For the old school Turtle purists in you Goldfine assures you you'll go Cowabunga over the movie!

Does this mean there will be a direct-to-dvd movie, a three or four part miniseries ala the OT's European Vacation" or something else entirely?

Thanks, Rob Greenhaw

PL said...

"Rob G. said...

I was wondering if you could clarify on this truncated quote in Toyfare magazine: "the show is going to celebrate 25 years of Turtles with a special animated movie. For the old school Turtle purists in you Goldfine assures you you'll go Cowabunga over the movie!"

Does this mean there will be a direct-to-dvd movie, a three or four part miniseries ala the OT's European Vacation" or something else entirely?

Thanks, Rob Greenhaw"

Rob, my understanding is that this "movie" will be shown on TV in three parts (each one as long as a standard episode of the TMNT show), and possibly -- very likely, I'd say -- released on DVD as one long episode (or "movie", if you will). -- PL