Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Poe, Poe, Pitiful Me... or Us... or Something...

The party... That is, the partnership... is not over!

(Silver Fox here, fellow babies.)

Ever since Skip and I torpedoed... I mean, retired... the ongoing Pleasantview storyline (see previous post, and about eight million leading up to it), this blog has been without a breath of fresh air. Or stagnant air, either, for that matter... but I digress.

Although both of us have been tied up with our real -- and separate -- lives (Skip's in Alabama Virginia, and mine in Massachusetts), we haven't given up on our partnership, and we will soon embark on begging submitting our latest joint project to prospective publishers.

Long-time readers of my solo blog, The Lair of the Silver Fox, may remember an Edgar Allan Poe parody I wrote entitled "The Tell-Tale Timex" back in 2009. Well, true to form, Skip horned in on was inspired by it, and we re-worked the narration slightly to render it in comic book graphic literature format.

Here's page one:

And if you're having trouble reading the narrative captions, here they are, reprinted from the original post on my "Foxyblog":

Insane? Me? Is that what they're saying?

That I'm crazy, mad, wacky, zany, pixilated, Looney Tunes, unhinged, demented, full-goose-bozo, cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, and otherwise missing a few flights of stairs to the attic?

No. Certainly not.

Not me.

Anyway, fellow babies, that's just a teaser, meaning that the above is all you get. For free, anyway. Heh.

When -- not "if and when" -- it gets sold and published, we'll let you know.

Thanks for your time.


  1. Well, it's about gosh-darned time! Can I have an autographed copy? But what does Mr. Poe say about you stealing his story? So sad...

  2. @Brian: Is that the kind of "nuce" you put around someone's neck before you hang him? :)

  3. @Sharpie: I haven't heard from Mr. Poe, nor do I expect to anytime soon. Look that up in your Wikipedia!

  4. Hmmmm... Looks interesting. Since it's a Timex, I suspect that it'll take a licking but keep on ticking.

  5. Wow very nice indeed, never knew you did this. Good luck

  6. Aww...it's just a teaser! You know we'll want to read more now!

  7. @Betsy: Oh, good. That's half a dozen sales we can hope for, anyway!

  8. Thanks for all the encouraging words. Meanwhile, while I await news from prospective publishers, I plan on auditioning for the new voice of the AFLAC duck. I think I may have it nailed, if all I have to do is scream Ben Afleck's name over and over.

  9. Who drew it? Who inked it? Yeah, we know. (Evil chuckle.)

    Best of luck, guys! I hope I get the chance to say I knew you when!

  10. @Megan: Skip did everything related to the art. I edited my original story to fit a visual format. It contains everything else from before, plus a little ending "zinger" that Skip came up with. So even if you read the original, there's something new for you. It's great having a partner who's an idea man as well as a terrific artist!

  11. wowww, david, i just read the original story on your FOX blog. you never told me you could write like that. can i see the comix version? see you soon. melinda