"Action Figure" short story
A few months ago Mark Millar announced open submissions for his new magazine, "Clint". The stories had to be short (2-4 pages) and with some sort of twist. Of the 3 two-pages stories I submitted, this was the last, and, probably, my favorite. A day after I posted to the submission site Mr. Millar announced the first 6 "winners". None of my stories made the cut. Disappointingly, most of the submissions he chose had me scratching my head. Apparently Mr. Millar and I have VERY different tastes when it comes to comics. (I probably should have guessed after reading "Wanted".)
Anyway, I posted this on Deviantart shortly thereafter and was met with more chirping crickets. If I had my druthers (whatever "druthers" are) this would be the sort of comics I would make all the time. Quick, quirky, funny, and non-pretentious; sloppy in places, but "of the moment." The sort of thing you'd find in Creepy or Mad magazine from the 60s and 70s. I guess there's just no market for this sort of thing anymore. So, if only because it's an oddity around here, enjoy.