Someone on Tumbr was asking about the Happy little workshop comic about how Johji Manabe and his crew’s process in making Outlanders.
Here’s the cover for the issue it ran in.
And the back up comic:
Manabe also put out a lot of Dirty pair fan porn comics (as we all have) Here’s the cover of one.
I love the idea of fan comics being done. It’d be interesting to see where American comics would go if we had such a fan comic community of companies characters. Ah the Bozz Chronicles or Excalibur fan comics I would do. should do… hmm
Also there’s this:
Anyway, Adam Warren also did a great How he does his comics comic around the same time as the Outlanders issue. It ran in the 2nd DP trade. Here’s the cover:
When this book came out in issues the Pair were wearing rabbit ears to sneak aboard a ship but they took the ears off by the time it hit the collection. (I think it was at the insistence of that limp airbrush Playboy)
And here’s a Manabe rabbit costume fan comic. (I’m not even sure if this one was pre or post the Warren stuff)
I assume it might’ve been something that Warren put in for fun since he has some other nods to other Dirty pair costumes in it. Here’s some panels from a brief scene where they show up in the same clothes as a poster from the DP anime. (I had this on my wall when I was a teenager)
Another nice nod in the book is the Ono Sendai decks from Gibson’s Neuromancer.–niceee!
and at the back of the trade:
These 2 How to shorts were huge to me as a kid– along with some Antarctic press info on how to make comics.