Conundrum Press announces the forthcoming publication of the first of a trilogy based on the writings of Stephen Crane called The Adventures of Drippy the Newsboy by Vancouver animator, teacher, and cartoonist Julian Lawrence. The first volume will debut at TCAF 2015 and be called Drippy’s Mama.
Here the naive Drippy gets pulled into the world of the Forbidden Zone by Harry and his alchoholic pals. His papers do not get delivered and his mother is concerned. But after his darling mother grows ill Drippy sees the error of his ways. Lawrence is known in Vancouver’s underground press as a co-creator and editor of the free monthly Drippy Gazette and publisher of numerous Drippytown comic anthology spin offs, but here his cartooning chops are on full display. The Adventures of Drippy the Newsboy harkens back to adventure serials like Tintin, complete with nostalgia and epic storytelling, but with much more drinking, gags, and carrying on. Will those papers ever be delivered on time?
A full Spring 2015 line up post will come soon. For those who’ve been following the blog they should have all been announced.