While we were noting our one-year anniversary on our calendar, we also asked some of out pals and gals to update us on what they were up to, comics-wise, and a lot of them obliged. So we’ll be posting them as we go along. And we’ll keep doing more of it because..it’s fun.
First up, Trina Robbins writes to tell us the second volume of her kids series, CHICAGOLAND DETECTIVE AGENCY, just came out. It’s called CHICAGOLAND DETECTIVE AGENCY #2: THE MALTESE MUMMY, and it concerns some two kids and their talking dog who investigate mysterious goings on. The first volume, THE DRAINED BRAINS CAPER, was about a mad scientist, and the third book in the trilogy is about werewolves. “I’m happy as a clam writing these,” Trina told us. “When I got my copies in the mail, I sat and reread it with Tyler Page’s swell art, and chuckled and thought, ‘Hey, this is cool. Did I really write this?'”
The art is by Tyler Page who many will know as the creator of the indie comics STYLISH VITTLES and NOTHING BETTER. If you don’t know them, you can buy them at his store which also contains several prints which are cute overload but when did that ever stop us?
CHICAGOLAND DETECTIVE AGENCY is published by Graphic Universe which is putting out as many fun, readable kids comics as they can and helping make sure the next generation of comics readers gets a start somewhere.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.