The Monstar Power and Rhode Island Comic Con.
Yesterday’s update, the reveal of “Monstar Power,” was well-timed in that it fell on Halloween. I’d like to claim we did that totally on purpose because we’re experts at planning ahead, but the truth is we got lucky. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of luck, though, so we’re glad our Halloween update featured a monstrous transformation.
Some folks were quick to point out that the “Monstar Power” name was very similar to that of The Monstars from Space Jam. I didn’t do that on purpose. I’ve never seen Space Jam! The name actually came from an artist friend of ours, Nick DiFabbio! Years ago, when our between-Issue breaks were fan art (or “observations”) I asked him to produce a piece for us. His work is traditionally grotesque and horror-inspired, so I knew he would produce something special, if he had the time. Other obligations and projects prevented him from making a full piece, but he gave me a rough sketch of his idea: a monstrous version of Danica he called “Monstar Power.” I liked the idea so much I tucked it away until we had a place for it. Now, with Doctor Hymn’s cloning attempt gone monstrously awry, we had a place for Monstar Power.
In other news, this weekend I’ll be exhibiting at Rhode Island Comic Con for the first time! I’ll be doing this show solo, so be sure to come by and say “hi” to me if you’re in the area! I’ve heard good things about this show, and I always look forward to experiencing new conventions. I meet new people, see a new city, and sometimes run in to old friends! While Providence isn’t new for me (I’ve been there a few times), my presence there will be a debut for some people, and I already know I’ll be meeting up with a friend of mine I haven’t seen in months. I ought to be in a good mood, provided I can keep myself fed and hydrated.
And finally, I hope everyone had a happy Halloween yesterday. My son had a great time trick-or-treating, and we’re all slightly belly-aching from eating too much candy.