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Muppet Peter Pan

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GRandolph, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Tough Pigs' Twitter feed announced that Muppet Peter Pan #2 will be out next Wednesday, October 28th. :D
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    SO fantastic. The art is so gorgeous and fun. The writing is superb--the Whadayasay Birds? Incredible! :D
  4. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    No. That's not an established Muppet character.
    But Grace might find him familiar...

    By the way, don't put too much stock in the plot blurbs you might read on sites like this. The plot has changed a LOT from when these were first written(by Boom! staff, not Grace nor myself) and sent out with solicitations.
    Just wait for each issue and go with the flow ;)
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    He kind of looked like Bill to me (blue skin, pink nose & glasses), but Bill really is a glorified Anything Muppet so it makes sense that Amy's drawing only resembles Bill.

    Amy has such a tight grasp on the geometry of Gonzo like no artist has before. This novel has inherent cartoon elements by nature and they are beautiful, but it's really the knowledge of Muppet biology that sells Amy's work. This is impressive art work. I just wish there were even more Muppets. I'm a greedy fan. :insatiable: We got the birds!

    Beautiful work. :super:
  6. GRandolph

    GRandolph Member

    I'm so glad you all like the Whadayasay Birds!

    And Amy, you ROCK for that awesome cameo for "Josh", my Muppet Whatnot! I guess maybe he and Bill are long lost brothers? :)
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Wha? You mean Forcryingoutloud, Ohboy, Ohreally, Righton, Whaddyasay, and Youknow all made it into Neverswamp? *Wonders how they'll do the scene/panel with the mermaids. *Insert Mokey "Dreamy" smilie. *Goes to get Byron spearheading the Mokey "Dreamy" smilie campaign... :shifty:
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I bought it and read it, and all I can say is...

    Obscure characters from the second pilot episode? And not just awkwardly tossed in for fanservice... perfectly interwoven into a wonderful working gag? And drawn painstakingly beautiful too...Then you know the rest of the issue is going to brilliant.

    I really love the story so far. There is no doubt in my mind that's Gonzo, Piggy, Rizzo, Bunsen and Beaker as Cap'n Hook, Tinkerbelle, Mr. Smee, and a pirate crew... not them playing those roles (like Robin Hood did- my only real beef with the writing)... they WERE them. Gonzo shooting himself out of a cannon, Rizzo annoyed with his antics, and there's just nothing short of greatness when Piggy comes on the scene... you guys REALLY must be fans of hers, giving her most of the best lines. She is a tricky character to get down without turning her into a flat diva-ish figure, and you guys really get her complexity, making her the deep character she is, but still keeping her attitude. Another great issue.

    Can't wait to see them Lost Boys!
  9. GRandolph

    GRandolph Member

    DrTooth, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the issue! And I appreciate your kind words about my writing. :)

    I'm looking forward to introducing The Lost Boys myself! Hope you like 'em!
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *spinning with happiness at Muppet Fans actually AGREEING that they all love something!*
  12. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Actually, I have to disagree.

    Just kidding! Wokka wokka!

    Issue #2 was fantastic! What a perfect combination of snappy clever writing and lively expressive art! Bring on Issue #3!
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Wow... you guys are going DARK... Peter comes off like such a schmuck in this story, and I'm loving it all. This comic and the Bohemian Rhapsody videos have literally made my week... Even moreso than the Smurf Balloon in the Macy's Parade.
  15. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Hey folks.

    I've got official okay from my editor to give you all a heads-up.
    Pan #4 is going to be delayed by at least a few weeks and won't be released until Jan '10.
    The reason is simple and due to me - I just moved house and anyone who has moved house knows what a time-sucking hassle it is.
    Unfortunately, the comic won't be ready in time for lettering and layout to be done, so Boom! have kindly granted a few more week's time to finish it up properly.

    It's going to be great and worth the wait, though :)
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't care what anyone thinks right there... but THAT is a very generous thing for a comic book company to do for it's staff. You gotta give Boom a hand for that one. Bravo. I say, we are just as understanding as the company on this one... I don't mind waiting, myself... I can get caught up on some of the other great things they publish.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Tough Pigs has an illustrated scoop on Peter Pan 4!

    I must admit my disappointment in the drawing of Pepe in issue 3, but you can actually see the progression of improvement over the panels in this final issue. He's not perfect, but he better matches the great quality of the other Muppet designs.

    I must also admit that a couple books it became clear that a little bit of squash-and-stretch and some subtle graphic touches including visual things that the puppets can't actually do would add an extra spark to the art. I hope that's taken into account with the King Arthur series. Boom credits Amy as the designated artist for those and I couldn’t be more pleased.

    I also hope Boom with increase the number of artists dealing with the property. It’s nice to see variety to these issues. I hope they can eventually steal David Peterson away from his other duties in order to draw a complete issue or series down the road. He has become my favorite cover artist lately. Just a great job on these all-around...well, with the exception of Robin Hood. The writing and art on Pan really shows how it can be done right!

    So Pan 4 comes out next week. Woohoo!
  18. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Heh. Yeah, I readily admit I haven't seen an awful lot of Pepe in action, so he was by far the most unfamiliar to me of all the characters I had to draw.

    News to me. I've done a set of covers, but I just did some cross-checking with my editor and no, I am definitely not the artist for King Arthur. Sorry ;)
    Someone at Boom! is posting erroneous information. Here is the correct lineup:
    Writers: Paul Benjamin and Patrick Storch
    Artist (Issue 1): Dave Alvarez
    (Issue 2): Dave Silvani
    So art duties are now being shared for King Arthur, but I'm just a cover artist. I also just completed the Muppet King Arthur logo, so you won't have to look at that quickie metal one anymore ;)

    We'd all love to get Dave Petersen on a full series. But that's for my editor to negotiate ;)

    In other news, I can now confirm I will be drawing Muppet Show issues 4-7, with a script by Roger Langridge.
    As a big fan of Roger's scripts, I am super-excited and we have a great story coming up.
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I was a bit surprised by issue 3, but Pepe looks much better now. I'm certain Boom and Disney provide you with a lot of puppet source, but if you need any puppet prawn reference, just ask. I've got a few nice shots.

    Woah, well their site info is spotty but it's all mixed up the right way I suppose. Congrats! It will be nice to see you work with the Muppets playing the Muppets this outing. Langridge's panels are rich with supporting cast, will that tradition carry on with your version? I'm very curious.

    Shared duties on Arthur. Interesting. Looking forward to the new logo! :super:
  20. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Actually no, I have to seek out my own reference material. All I got from Disney were some spot illustrations I use for the colour palettes.
    The problem is finding good shots of the actual puppet in action. Most Pepe photos online are posed publicity photos, which use different puppets to the actual performing ones.

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