Thursday, July 2, 2009
Drawn in 1994, and intended for an issue of Tor Love Bettie which never saw print, "Where Bettie?" eventually was published in the comics section of an issue of Scary Monsters magazine. I found the originals while digging through my files for art to sell on eBay -- and I thought before I offered them up for bid, I'd at least let the story find more of an audience here. So below you'll find all five pages of this oddball piece -- complete with guest appearances by Criswell, Eck, the Little Rascals, the Bowery Boys, the Stooges (Shemp!), Mary Hartline, Edison's Frankenstein, Volto, Toto, Snowy/Milou, Vampira, David Letterman as a flying monkey -- and of course, Bela Lugosi. So please enjoy my tribute to the Swedish man mountain, Tor Johnson, and the ever-lovely Miss Bettie Page. Click on the images for a larger, more readable view.