So now you guys know why there was a sudden change in style for Capes & Babes for a while.
What you guys don’t know is how this all came about…
During November, right when I was getting a ton of commission requests and planning to attend a couple of craft shows for the first time, I knew my December schedule was going to be too hectic to try and maintain a three-day-a-week schedule. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do about that until one day at lunch, I started doodling kid versions of all the Capes & Babes characters – and I started getting excited about what was forming on those blank sheets of papers.
But, I wondered, how do I suddenly make such a drastic style change to the strip and, further more, how do I explain it?
Luckily, my friend, Ed Robinson, stepped in and gave me a brilliant idea.
By this time, I knew that I was going to start running old strips for the month of December but I knew I wanted to do something with these kid versions but didn’t exactly know what. During a Friday afternoon lunch, Ed suggested that they be Roy’s comic strip syndication submission. I thought just that idea alone was great but low and behold, Ed went and topped himself in the next sentence.
“And don’t tell anyone what’s going on – just start the ‘Capes & Babies’ and let people guess…”
My wife reminded me this morning that I should have also mentioned that one big Capes & Babes fan was able to guess not too long ago exactly what was happening. So another big shout-out to Dave Wilson for putting his cartoon strip Sherlock Holmes cap on and deducing what was happening. Good job, Dave!
As Paul Harvey would say… so now you know the REST of the story.
So… what did you guys think of the baby versions of Capes & Babes? Would you like to see more of them? My thought is I might keep them reserved for future book material – kind like what Dawn Griffin is doing with her Zorphbert & Fred books now. Maybe offer the Capes & Babies as exclusive book back-up content…
I just know you will continue to see more Capes & Babies in one form or another.