Yo-Yo and Kid Yo-Yo

Thanks to Warwick Cadwell for this sketch of two of the more fondly remembered super-heroes from Episode 7′s quiz. 

I am of course referring to Yo-Yo and Kid Yo-Yo, the father and son team who fight crime with yo-yos. One of the creations of our very own PJ when he was 10 years old, the pair of them are dependent on criminals loitering about under trees to carry out their vengeful justice. 

Warwick’s blog can be found here - check it out, he’s got loads of really great sketches.

PJ was clearly dangerously imbecilic when he was 10. But loveable. There’s something touching, yet tragic, about the limited usefulness the Family Yo-Yo would have been in a fight against, well, anyone. 

And the Red Bee would have destroyed them.

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We’re on iTunes!

Just got the notification email from Apple. You can now subscribe to the show via the worlds biggest podcast directory and music store – iTunes!

Click here to go straight to Sunnyside Comics on the iTunes store. There is a subscribe button there as well.

Also worth pointing out is that we have NO reviews of the show on there – it’s a lot to ask, we know, but if you enjoy the show and want us to be able to encourage more folks to listen to us and subscribe, a healthy bunch of reviews wouldn’t hurt.

If you don’t use iTunes, you can still subscribe to the show and have it send straight to your podcatcher of choice – just add the Sunnyside Comics RSS Feed to your list of shows.

For some reason the podcast art doesn’t seem to be showing up yet. If it’s still not there in a day or two we may have to fiddle with things – but don’t worry. For the foreseeable future THIS is where you’ll find the show.

iTunes coming soon…

It’s on it’s way, we promise – the podcast was submitted to the overlords at Apple last night, so it shouldn’t be long until we’re directing people there.

The upside of all this will be that rather than having to check the blog you’ll be able to subscribe to the show that way and have it delivered to your computer and ultimately your iPod/iPhone or whatever.

Watch this space – as soon as we know we’re on there you’ll be the first to know!

in the post today…

Just hot-footed it down the stairs to be handed this by the postie. It’s the new book by David Mazzuchelli, Asterious Polyp.

I only know Mazzuchelli from his art with Frank Miller on Batman: Year One and Daredevil: Born Again, so it was a real surprise to see the style he has for this book.

Looking forward to checking it out – expect a review on the show at some stage, or maybe on here first.

Next thing to figure out though is how to get publishers to send us this stuff for free!

Jeff Lemire’s Tweet Tooth

Earlier on this evening @sunnysidecomics became the 500th follower of Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Jeff Lemire on Twitter.

As a prize he is sending me a sketch! High five!

So, as a thank-you in return I thought I’d post this image from his upcoming Vertigo series, Sweet Tooth. It’s the off-beat horror-tale of a young boy born with antlers and his bounty-hunter companion.

It looks incredible, to be quite honest. Lemire’s style is very much something that you grow to love, and this is the first time I’ve seen it coloured, beyond the covers of his books. The colourist is Jose Villarubia, who is quite frankly one of the very best in the business – his work on Promethea with J.H.Williams III still leaves me agog.

Now, in truth I don’t know too much about the story of Sweet Tooth. All I really needed to know was that it was by the creator of the incredibly moving Essex County series. That being said, the sample pages up on Jeff’s blog are enough to let me know that this is in all likelihood going to end up on a lot of people’s ‘best of year’ lists come December. 

His most recent book, The Nobody, hasn’t been released in the UK yet, but I already have it on pre-order at Amazon. A re-telling (or re-tooling) of the Invisible Man story, it also looks fantastic. 

I’ll probably review the Essex County books in an upcoming show, determined as I am to make everyone I know read them – they’re a truly masterful collection of stories, from a creator I believe will become one of the most important names in comics.