It’s about a unicorn, a witch, a daruma-doll and a baby boomer, who go on a road trip across a fantasy landscape of swords and sorcery. But they’re in, like, a regular real-world car. Then everything goes wrong.
The page I’ve shown above depicts the characters Unicorn and Doctor Outline approaching the great mountain of the land of the unicorns, known as the Mattercorn, which they’ve been ordered to scale by the Unicorn Council. You wouldn’t know it from that page, but there’s heaps of action sequences, bizarre alternate realms that they have to travel between, and jokes about how horrible it is when you’re forced to use petrol station restrooms. Robert describes it as “good.”
Quest Scrombatia will have you laughing, crying, and saying “wow, that’s a lot of snot for one panel,” and all ninety hilarious pages can be yours right now for only $8.99 from this link. Get on it.
A little while ago, I organised an 8-hour comics day at De La Salle College to give some comics-oriented art students a taste of what it’s like to be a cartoonist in the Melbourne comics scene – by hanging out and drawing with some cartoonists. Joining me were Ben Michael Byrne of Kranburn fame, and the inimitable Ben Hutchings from Squishface Studio (you can read his 8-page comic here, although he got carried away and did nine.)
The day ran like a shortened 24-hour comics day, with everyone drawing an 8-page comic in 8 hours. The three keywords (chosen from a selection of fifty nouns, verbs and adjectives) pulled blindly out of a hat by the students were “Candy,” “Graffiti,” and “Disappointment.”
Hopefully you won’t be “disappointed” with my 8-page comic, do ho ho! This is the type of thing I produce when Robert is not around to reign me in.