Ryan Lee Blue Blu-Ray Commentary

Poor little Joey Del Mar….he just can’t catch a break anywhere, can he? People are always busting his chops at the pub, and apparently it gets worse at the homestead!  The further we go along, the more I love Joe, because he’s the guy that just keeps picking himself up and soldiering on, even though it never works out for him.

I actually like the idea where a certified doctor prescribes pills to Sid that can’t possibly have any beneficial effect.  That feels like the 21st Century to me.  I’ll admit the wife joke is pretty hacky, but at the same time…I know a guy or five in Joe’s situation.  If it’s any consolation, this is not a “boys rule, girls drool” schoolyard.  We’ve got lots of relationship strips coming up, and the women hold court pretty well, in my opinion. So buckle up for that.

No sacred cows here at Superpub!  Men, women, hermaphrodites…everyone’s going to get some love, and everyone is going to have a bloody nose by the time we’re done, and that’s just how I like it.

Monster Mike Blu-Ray Commentary

When I drew this one, it seemed like a pretty straight forward “that poor bastard is stuck in a loveless, most likely violent marriage”. It was pointed out to me later on our Facebook wall that there might be some hint at a Bill Cosby joke in there. I can’t answer for Ryan, but I’m pretty sure that was not intentional. Not that Ryan is shy about doing comedy on that subject (just listen to any of the latest Chronic Insomnia).

Full disclosure: I’m noticing that this is the first time we’ve had a female character actually act like a person. We’ve had a playboy bunny, a twerking spider-bifida-woman, and a silent team member. The promise is that there are more women coming and they will be heroes. Also villains. Also the butts of jokes.

My thought for CleoPatriot was to have her as the Wonder Woman analogue. Basically, instead of a red, white, and blue Grecian, she’s a red, white, and blue Egyptian. Just as silly a concept, methinks. (Don’t get me wrong, I love WW – but WHY is she wearing an American flag if she is Greek?!)

My design for Vicious Sid is actually an homage to the inspiration for John Byrne’s version of Logan.

Paul D'Amato in Slapshot

Paul D’Amato in Slapshot