Summit City Ink Sketch Challenge

This week's sketch challenge is the Elephantmen!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Cats do funny things. They scratch, they lick, they punch each other in the face at 3 a.m., and they steal food from each other (and from people). And when you have two cats like I do, the laughs keep on a comin’. So the other day, I made the decision to start chronicling the hijinks of the two furry ones in the form of an all-ages comic.

I had never thought too much about all-ages comics before, that is until Summit City Comic Con. The day was really successful, and a huge part of that success had to do with the number of kids swarming around my table.

It was great! The kids were excited and having a really good time. One little girl asked for a Deadpool sketch card – as I drew it, she stood there singing a song she made up about Deadpool. It went “Deadpoool, Deadpooooool. Deadpoool, Deadpooooool.”

At the end of the day, I thought, “Man, I should have had a book for those kids!” Sure, I had copies of “The Troll & The Giant” with me, which has a fun, cartoony feel to it. But it also has a shot of a guy with his drawers down, not to mention a brutal beating.

So here we are. Cats. They’re cute, they’re funny, and they’re mostly harmless. Right now, the plan is to keep creating these little one-shots and then putting them all together in a print edition later. I will definitely have one for the next Summit City Comic Con, but hopefully it will be done sooner. Hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Please feel free to sound off in the comments and let me know what you think!


  1. Great stuff, Matt! I can't wait for more!

  2. Thanks, Zack - can't wait to get some Mystery Solved under my belt as well!