Bad news and possibly good news. Tom Fowler, exceptional Canadian artist, announced on Twitter that he passed up an opportunity to work on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved characters: Kamandi.
Just had to turn down a KAMANDI book this morning and now I feel sick and alone and universe makes no sense and cry.
— tom fowler (@tomfowlerbug) September 30, 2014
He could be blowing smoke up our arse. But we are still waiting on an answer. Obviously, Fowler’s Kamandi fan art based on Iggy Pop and The Stooges’ classic “Search and Destroy” is a perfect example of why he would be a qualified candidate for the comic.
From Comic Twart:
About a year ago I realized that the Stooges’ song “search and destroy” could have been literally based on KAMANDI from start to finish. So of course what else would I do but plot out a KAMANDI story based on the song? …From start to finish.
He has a point:
It doesn’t seem outrageous that DC might be working on a Kamandi project with of the Multiversity series going on. Correct me if I’m wrong Internet, but the last time we saw the post-apocalyptic survivor was during Grant Morrison’s Final Crisis event? I’m sure Fowler’s reasons for declining that comic were good, and I can’t wait to see what project he’s working on that would prevent him from accepting the gig.
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.