Jerzy Drozd is a cartoonist and teaching artist and podcast producer/host who is a champion of comics and especially comics for kids, and BOULDER & FLEET is his new webcomic about a bear and a bird and their lives as adventurers-for-hire. It’s pretty great, and Jerzy’s been incredibly supportive of PIX and my work on it and promoting it, so it seemed a natural fit for me to draw my character with his newest. And darned if I don’t like drawing animals (at the risk of a spoiler: there are animals in PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND). Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes, my original drawing of Pix with Boulder and Fleet featured a more…aggressive take on Boulder, but hearing Jerzy talk on his numerous podcasts about his thoughts about conflict resolution, and Boulder’s approach to that in particular, led to me going back and softening him up a bit. I still think it looks pretty cool.
Read Boulder & Fleet here.
Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!
Ask your local comic shop to order PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND, in the December catalog, item #DEC141546