What was it Michael Corleone said? “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.” Comics. They have this gravitational pull—and I’m a sucker for ’em. And … Continue reading Jetpack’s Back!
I spend a lot of time coloring Jetpack Jr. There was a time when cartoonists didn’t worry so much about those things.There are many stages in the production of a … Continue reading comics in color
I just finished David Levy’s “Animation Development: From Pitch to Production“. This book is helpful on many levels, not merely for the next potential Matt Groening, but for writers and … Continue reading Stops and Starts
“Jetpack Jr.” is back! October 1st new material begins appearing again at GoComics.com. Lots of surprises in store–I won’t let on now, you’ll just have to wait! Those strips you … Continue reading "Jetpack Jr." returns October 1st!
My friend Kevin Mutch often posts interesting gifs, displaying his process. I thought I’d follow suit and show a little of the work “behind the scenes” for “Jetpack Jr.”. It … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Process!
Wow-it’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been trying to catch up on Jetpack Jr.-trying to give myself a little lead time so that deadlines( self-imposed) aren’t breathing down … Continue reading Too Long Away!
My birthday passed by a few weeks ago, and one of the nicest presents was Peanuts Every Sunday by Charles Schulz; vol.2: 1956-1960, from Fantagraphics. A confessed Peanuts freak, I … Continue reading The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Deb and I just picked up Gerry Anderson’s “Stingray”. If you love Gerry Anderson’s “Thunderbirds” but don’t know “Stingray, you’re in for a treat. I love “Thunderbirds”, and sure, … Continue reading Stingray
I’ve been watching a lot of the original UPA cartoons lately–over and over again. It’s driving my wife bananas. (You may know UPA for Mr. Magoo. While Magoo remains their … Continue reading UPA
Okay–so this blog is all things “Jetpack Jr.”–and will feature whatever little bits of backstage info on the comic strip that might be of interest,etc. (to whom, I don’t know! … Continue reading This Blog
Jetpack Jr. ©GeoffGrogan Let’s face it, the title sucked. More than one person told me “Plastic Babyheads from Outer Space” turned them off before they ever read the comic, and … Continue reading New Beginnings