Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2010

Last weekend, I travelled to Rosemont, IL for the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con and had a blast! It is nice to know that folks in Scarlet's hometown still remember her. In addition to the many media guests, there were also a good amount of comic-related exhibitors and artists in attendance, including Dan Parent. Dan's been drawing Archie Comics for nearly his entire career as an artist and he's always been high on my list to see his vision of Scarlet. I'm pleased to say that it is even better than I'd imagined!

Comic Strip of the Week - Peppy

In our last "Dog Days of Summer," we spotlight Peppy, who Scarlet must protect from the cantankerous Mrs. Cranks as well as a couple of crooks! Stamm also uses this arc to promote the use of dogs during the war. Canines have always had an active role in our military. There are currently two War Dog Memorial statues in the U.S. (March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California and Sacrifice Field in Fort Benning, Georgia) and there is even a proposal for a National War Dog monument in Washington, DC. We think Scarlet would agree that our fine four-legged friends should be honored!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - Spooks

This week's "Dogs Days of Summer" entry refers back to one of the entries in our "March Madness" series a few months ago. Who was it that helped put an end to crazy Ambrose's plan? It was Spooks! I particularly love how Stamm features the pooch in the last panel confirming that Ambrose is no longer a threat. Good dog!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - Parched Pooch

We continue our "Dog Days of Summer" spotlight on Invisible Scarlet O'Neil comic strip canines with an unnamed furry fellow who unknowingly gets our gal out of an explosive situation. While visiting a friend in Barnsville, Scarlet comes across a student who wishes to blow up the school. And he might have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for a parched pooch!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - O Captain! My Captain!

We celebrate the "Dog Days of Summer" by spotlighting some of the cute, courageous, and sometimes crazy canine characters created by Russell Stamm. Throughout Scarlet's history, she has always been kind to animals. And they often returned the favor by saving her from some perilous predicaments! One of her earliest adventures involved her befriending a blind boy named Mike and getting him a guide dog. It is the best day of the boy's life, but the danger is not over. Fortunately, Mike and Captain have Scarlet looking out for them!