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[Groop]Space Circus on CBR
this is in The Comics Wire on Comic Book Resources today...
EVANIER, ARAGONES RUN AWAY TO JOIN 'SPACE
PREVIEW: 'SPACE CIRCUS' #1
It's a Norman Rockwell childhood, bent, folded and
spindled, courtesy of Mark Evanier and Sergio
"Once upon a time, kids used to run away and join
the circus ? the kind with smelly animals and smellier
clowns," Evanier told the Comic Wire on Sunday
night. "Today's kid runs away and joins the Doodah
Brothers' Astral Traveling Entertainment and Fun
Brigade, traveling from planet to planet with its band
of odd critters and performers. 'Space Circus' is the
story of just such a lad."
The four issue Dark Horse miniseries is "one long
story, chopped up into 24 page chapters" and the first
scheduled to be in stores this Wednesday.
Evanier and Aragones have worked together for more than a
producing their swords-and-stupidity comic "Groo." Might
be a science fiction counterpart to that long-running
"We don't think that far ahead. What happened here was
that I had the
idea and I told it one day to Sergio over lunch and he
said, 'That is
great! We have to do it! Pass the mustard!' Somehow, by
the time the
check arrived and we fought over who'd have to pay it,
we'd decided to
make it a mini-series ? though it could certainly lead to
Given the length of their association, some people might
that Evanier and Aragones seem so eager to work on so much
There's a simple explanation for that, says Evanier:
"It's nice to work with Sergio on anything. I think it
would be a joy to
shovel steer manure if Sergio was manning the next shovel.
As a matter
of fact, there are times when ? well, never mind."
?It's nice to work with Sergio on anything. I think
be a joy to shovel steer manure if Sergio was manning
the next shovel.?
- Mark Evanier
Right now, Evanier's current book on store shelves is DC
"Superman & Bugs Bunny." With the second issue of the
four part miniseries now on shelves, some fans may be
end and wondering if there will be a sequel.
"Beats me," Evanier said. "It was the toughest thing I
ever did in comics.
There are kids in Third World nations who make more per
Nikes then I did on this one. But it was a fun challenge
and so far, the
reaction has been pretty good ? something along the lines
of, 'I can't
believe you guys survived doing this.'"
Meanwhile, Evanier is keeping busy with other ventures:
"I'm working with Stan Lee Media where I seem to have been
title Vice President of Creative Content. That's taking up
a goodly part
of my days. I also just finished writing a very silly
Scooby Doo video
game that'll be out in a few months, and I'm about to
start on an
animation project that's not quite firm enough to
announce. And, of
course, I have my day job at the John Rocker Charm School."
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