Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Space for Latveria

So Nick Bertozzi usually has his storytelling class  do war stories from recent primary resources, students usually get really good comics out of them.  But when I took his class last spring he said he was too depressed to do war stories and instead told us to find the most ridiculous fanfiction we could and adapt it to a four page comic.   

I found Space for RENT in Latveria, written by the mysterious Swamp Thing in the crossover musical section of (I highly recommend checking out that section, I don't think there's anything like it.)   With the artistic challenge of  RENT meets the Fantastic Four, I figured I'd do this thing the right way, aka the Jack Kirby way.  Here's the end result:

It was a really fun class and we may have had one of the best critiques ever in art school history.  People from other classes sat in to witness the slew of  fanfic comics.  And if anyone knows Swamp Thing, I'd appreciate passing this along, I'd really like to show it to them.  


  1. Hey! This is Swamp Thing (seriously, it is). So flattered you did this! It's fantastic and made me laugh a lot. And thank you so much for crediting me!

  2. If you're cool with it, I'm gonna put this link up on my facebook. If you're not cool about that please just let me know, and I'll take it down.


    Here's my fb profile so you can message and say "Hey, man, that's my art!" and decide if you want me to take the link down! :)

  4. Hahaha Hi Swamp Thing! Holy crap, I'm so glad you found the comic! I tried to contact you when I finished it, but to no avail. Of course you can put it on facebook, you wrote it! I'm not on fb and can't see the link, but I have no problem with that at all, enjoy!

  5. Yay! Again, I'm really flattered that you did this even (okay, especially) if it's in the context of it being the most ridiculous fanfic you could find! Actually, that's even more flattering, there's some pretty crazy stuff out there. Thanks for keeping the dilaouge the same. You are quite a talented artist and I love that you used the old school Iron Man! Also it's nice to see The Human Torch with the Four again! That white-suited Spider-Man would be out of place since obviously the story takes place in 1994 (yeah, I said it, Chris Columbus, live with that). I really think you could have a bright future in the funny paper arts. Also very nice to meet you :)