February 4th, 2010

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List of comics to do before my pseudo-career dies

I almost called it my comics bucket list, but that term is stupid and that movie is stupid and neither deserves any validation.

But this is a thing I've talked with people about in person or on the phone, but I don't think I've ever typed this out.

While for the rest of my life, all I really want to do for money is write comics that I made up with characters that belong to me, and I don't really care if I ever write a line of dialogue for Wolverine outside of my own personal fanfics, there are certain kinds of assignments without which I'm not sure my comics career, so to speak, will feel complete.

And so, a checklist of non-creator-owned comics projects I would like to do before I die:

--an Archie story (preferably a Jughead story)

--a Ninja Turtles story (this one will probably never happen; thanks, Nicelodeon, for allowing me to live an unfulfilled life)

--a "bad girl" comic (e.g., Vampirella, Red Sonja; a busty lady with a sword is what I'm saying. If you read comics in the mid-90s, you didn't need me to define this)

--a licensed comic based on a license about which I know or care nothing (this one almost happened! It was like an inch away from happening.)

--a kids comic, esp. for a totally well-known kids property, like the Muppets or Donald Duck (YES, BIG SHOES, ETC., SHUT UP)

--a mini-series for one of the Big Two publishers featuring a B-list or below character that is critically acclaimed but that ultimately no one cares about

--a comic featuring a character created by Jack Kirby

--a comic featuring a character created by Fletcher Hanks

[edit: Forgot one!]

--a book created by an Image founder (e.g., Spawn, Youngblood, WildCATs; this discounts the issue of Superpatriot I helped Kirkman write)

That's all I can think of right now, but it's not really a long list, anyway. Like I said, I really want to spend time developing my own stories, but there are just a few things I would like to do.

If you are a person who could facilitate one of these things happening, you should let me know!

Also, if you are a comics making person and have your own, you should say it!