Friday, May 31, 2013

Venus is a busy place.....

Well for the current time being, the Lightning Legion Secret Headquarters has been converted to the planet Venus.... or Amtor as it is known on the surface.  If you are a reader of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  

This is mostly the second time i have traveled to Venus.  Once before officially for Bison Books, I did a cover and a few interior pieces for Pirates of Venus.  But this time it is all out full blown sequential art version of the whole series!  wow, I am nervous for sure.  I have been super busy with design and promo work for the series, and trying to get some strips ahead so i don't fall into the trap of being late, as it is a weekly comic strip.  

As i get into the weeks of the strip, i am really starting to feel like Alex Raymond, or Milton Caniff.  The syndicated comic strip was the high point of cartoonists, back in the day.  Bringing the adventures of far away lands, heroes, other worlds, adventure and romance to readers each week is a thrill for me. I hope everyone will come along for the ride.  As the more people signing up, the better the site preforms and the more we will do.  

I have been knee deep in designing spaceships, costumes, monsters, creatures, ray guns, swords, and people for the strip.  It's sure alot of work in such a short time.  But exciting for sure.  

The Burroughs people are increasing the number of strips, and keeping the price the same. So for $1.99 a month you are going to get 7 strips in the months to come.... I can't name them all now as some are secret.  But in addition to the current running Tarzan adventures, you will get the adaption of the whole Venus series, and new adventures in Pellucidar by Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle.   It's gonna be a site to visit over and over..... each strip being weekly it will be like laying on the floor on sunday morning with the newspaper spread out in front of you....and adventure on every page!!!! 



  1. Hi, Tom!

    A lot of awesome art! I like the teasers/promos, they really get me excited about the strip. The two B&W art pieces, one is hot, the other kind of scary, at least until I know more about it.

    You say you are starting to feel like Alex Raymond, or Milton Caniff, and you should with your art. You follow in great shoes.

    I'm still happy about this and other jobs you got going, and I know Captain Spectre WILL be back, one day. Take care my friend.

    Lloyd, Loyal Legionnaire

  2. Loyal Legiannaire Lloyd!... yes Captain Spectre will return, as again working on Carson is a means to an end. Again with retirement looming, i will need grocery and rent money so will need things like Carson to help out.... once i am able to dump the day job, Captain Spectre will rocket in to take it's place for sure. (insert evil laughter).

  3. Hang in there Capt. so far Carson is great. Enjoy the ride.