Thursday, June 18, 2009
When Sammy Harkham first talked to me about doing a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror story for this year's issue, he mentioned something about the idea of taking one character and really turning them inside out, really getting inside their head. Something like that, he worded it better than I am here. Anyway, instantly I thought of Milhouse and the film Bad Ronald. There were lots of parallels to draw on - Milhouse and Ronald were both nerdy outcasts with glasses, living with single, bitter divorced parents, and capable of unintentionally disastrous bumbling often combined with poor decision making. I plotted out the eight page story and sent thumbnail layouts to Sammy, who said he couldn't understand any of it. Above is the thumbnail for page 1.
My apologies for the early posting on the progress of the page, I should be able to repost about process after the story comes out. In the meantime, check out today's (June 24) Diamond Previews and have your local comic shop reserve your copy of this year's Treehouse of horror comic.