Now available: ‘The Utopian’

April Fool’s pronouncements of authoring ridiculous Marvel Comics storylines aside, I really have been toiling away on writing a comic book series or two for pitching to a publisher or ten. I won’t say much more than that, but I will say that in the meantime I went off half-cocked, relaunched the Pop! Goes the Icon website, and even worse, further proved I’m a glutton for punishment who hates sleep and everyone else by launching with it a weekly webcomic written and drawn by yours truly.

And so, kiddies, allow me to introduce you to The Utopian, the first digital release from Pop! Goes the Icon. The weekly serialized strip follows the exploits of high school senior James Douglas. He has little to show for his 17 years and no prospects ahead. But what happens next could change all of that … or end it. If you’re in the least bit curious, the first four-page installment is now posted over at PGTI, as will each new chapter every Wednesday (I hope).

Feel free to lunge feedback my way. In the meantime, I’ll be feverishly working on next week’s strip. Thanks for your support.


  1. josh April 15, 2009 4:59 pm 

    Excellent news, my good man! Only when will you have time to sleep? šŸ™‚

    Also, if I get really good at my MS Paint skills (and you know I got mad skills at that) and if I finally get down to working on the thing, would you be interested in a webcomic by yours truly for inclusion on your site?
    I’ve had an idea kicking around for months, and if executed properly, it should be wicked funny.

    P.S. SP7.3 rocked the Strip last night, yo!

  2. Pj Perez April 15, 2009 5:04 pm 

    All things are possible. We could use a good humor strip. Hint hint.

    And yes, we did rock it. Mightily.