I met Nathan Hale this year at the ALA conference in Las Vegas (we talked a lot about Disney’s animated movies). Then I read one of his HAZARDOUS TALES books, which was excellent, and I look forward to reading the rest of them. But when I thought about a drawing of Pix with Nathan Hale (the spy, not the author), the Hangman and the Redcoat, it wasn’t QUITE lining up in my mind’s eye. But, luckily, Hale’s done other good work, in particular the graphic novel RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE, with Shannon and Dean Hale (a lot of Hales, not all of them related).
I like fairy tales and good re-telling/re-purposing of fairy tales (there are some nods to fairy tales in PIX for sure), and RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE is that kind of thing, putting Rapunzel in the wild west, teaming her with Jack and his golden goose, and having her use her hair as lassos and whips. It’s pretty cool all around, and the hair’s such a cool visual I wanted to take a stab at it myself.
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