On February 5, 2016, something exciting happens on the Johnny Saturn website. Now, and every Friday thereafter, we are going to run an installment we call “Spire City Pulp.” Quite simply, it is in continuity prose stories set in the world of Johnny Saturn and Spire City. Each update will be a little more than a thousand words in length, and we already have enough material for a year without breaks.
Our first story will be “Death on the Docks,” a newly tale of John Underhall originally written by me in 2007. It will run in six parts, and then we will move on to “The Wages of Synn,” a never published tale of Dr. Horatio Synn, aka Johnny Saturn’s adversary.
It’s taken me a while to get to this point, and I’ve learned a lot about time management (and mismanagement) and personal limitations while I’ve worked to make this happen. I didn’t do it all alone. Benita Story has been an invaluable editor and idea person throughout, and Phil Hofer (Frumph) has made the internet side of the equation possible. I also have praise for our loyal readers who stuck with us during our most tumultuous publishing time, and those that came back when we were ready to enter the fight again.
There’s more coming. Next Wednesday our second comic title, “Spire City Noir,” continues but with a new story and artist. In the arc we call “Johnny Saturn: Hauntings” wildly talented Les Lindon Garner pencils and inks an original story written by me, a tale from John Underhall’s early days as a mystery man. I’ll release more details about this as next Wednesday draws closer.
At times it seemed like I wasn’t going to be able to bring all this together, and numerous delays (such as a broken foot) conspired to keep me from achieving my goals, but now it’s all happening and I couldn’t be happier about it. It is without hyperbole that I state that the greatest period in the history of Johnny Saturn is only now beginning!
This delightful piece of ghoulish Johnny Saturn art is by Jeff Langcaon of “Henchmen for Hire.” I strongly suggest you add it to your webcomic reading list! Thanks Jeff!
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