Ryan Lee Blu Ray Commentary

This one ended up going through several stages of development, and probably drove poor Mike up the wall!  I was in a head space where I was just trying to build a strip that wasn’t based on characters being mean to each other.  Mean is fun, don’t get me wrong!  But even I need a break from it once in awhile.

I think the Happy Benjamin “pizza payoff” stuck the landing – it’s really funny. But I’m mostly struck by the Alicia Masters character…and the Captain WHIZ hair silhouette in panel 3.  These are the little joys I can’t anticipate when I’m writing dumb jokes, I get delightfully surprised just like the rest of the audience.

Monster Mike Blu Ray Commentary

20160214_220903I totally misread the script when it came in. I was just picturing Happy Benjamin as a really dorky looking astronaut. I missed the part about him having his rocky hide start popping up in high school.

I got a compliment about the rocky hand close-up in panel three from an artist I admire and respect, so this one is a win for me.

Here is the first sketch of the picture for panel three: