How to Reinvent a Classic Character for Modern Audiences

BEHOLD! The idol from the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Someday I’m gonna cover that thing with gold leaf) is now reading the full color comic book illustrated Rocket Hat adventure that can only be enjoyed by those who possess a copy of my third book! 

You, (YES! YOU!) can get a copy of said book at my publisher’s website, or by winning a copy in a contest, the rules of which I shall announce on Monday, after I have decided what those rules are.

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Reader Comments (31)

The Human Joke (a.k.a The Knifeketeer) seems to have lost some weight. Aside from that, Panels 1 and 2: gold. I rarely laugh out loud at anything, but today...well done.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTroy G

So, if he swings wildly, will he become the Bloody Naked Invisible Man?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK7

"Aside from that."

Not THE laziest cartoonist; at least one of the parties was visible :D

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

I hope the rules involve modern dance, stucco, and Paul Lynde. Or...just Stucco.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterW.R.Printz

First panel is awesome. Also can't help imagining the invisible man looks like Scott, even though you can't see him, but if you could, he would, but you can't cuz he's invsible, so.........(collapses as gibbering wreck)

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

ahh.. the most diabolical villain so far!
You crack me up Scot
Greetings form Serbia

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterseldomseen

CURSE YOU INVISIBLE NAKED MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Hey! Your book cover has a new (rotoscope) pose?! That looks like a difficult photo to take...

(Please make "spotting the new rotoscope pose" the contest entry rule... And the person who 1st spots it gets TEN points)

Note from Scott: That's not rotoscoped. The entire comic book cover image and story is drawn by actual comic book illustrators.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrent Kobayashi

Wow, I just realized that I had ordered the third book months ago and nothing has been charged or arrived. *curses* Now I have to wait 10 hours before I can get home and check on what is happening. *sigh*

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I've been waiting for another superhero comic so I could say this:


February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMrGuy

Illustrators, Scott? Are you saying... there are more of you than just you?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Should he be opening his mouth like that in panel 3?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJared

off topic, but... is that the watchmen above rocket hat's fist?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermexicalidude

That book in the background ending in a yellow "EN" looks like it might be a "Watchmen" graphic novel or bound comics book. Is it true? Are you also a fan of one of the greatest limited edition comics ever sold?

PS - I have the day by day calendar, and its very funny, but for some reason I kind of miss the comments section. Weird !?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

That's nice, but the new books is out on this side of the Atlantic until June.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJL

@Byron Black, At least one of the characters was a copy-and-paste from previous cartoons, you mean? ;-)

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

I'm pretty sure the laziest cartoonist is probably the guy that does "Dinosaur Cartoons". Also...Love the comic Scott. Keep up the good work, I am off to go google rotoscope.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

I still want to see the Knifeketeer battle the Choker.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

@WR Printz: don't give him ideas. you have no idea how annoying stucco can be.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Paint?! I was sure that the solution would involve both lasers and dry ice.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

"Hey! Your book cover has a new (rotoscope) pose?! That looks like a difficult photo to take...

(Please make "spotting the new rotoscope pose" the contest entry rule... And the person who 1st spots it gets TEN points)

Note from Scott: That's not rotoscoped. The entire comic book cover image and story is drawn by actual comic book illustrators."

So we finally get to see Rocket Man doing something besides being captured?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

how do we win the bookend?

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjim

I was wondering what normally occuring character the Invisible Naked Man might be based on and... I thought of Jenkins. Now that I'M completely and totally horrified and disgusted, I thought I might share that with the rest of you. Enjoy the nightmares!

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

Naked man, naked man, please go back to naked land.....


February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteruwg

"Guess what's mere inches from your face right now!" FTW!!!

PS: I would like to request your books for the Kindle Fire, please.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJon

still smiling at this one.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjon

@Drowlord You are completely correct, sir. At least Scott gives us recycled content three times per week!

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

You do realize the golden idol from Indiana Jones is a woman giving birth, don't you? I expected more people to be squicked.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura J

This one made me laugh harder than any in a while. Considering the high quality overall, that's saying something.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

Wasn't The Invisible Man technically naked most of the time in the black and white movie? So couldn't The Knifeketeer, or anyone else, defeat him the same way the police defeated him in the black and white movie? Which is, to surround him with snow or mud or anything else that he would leave foot prints in when he walked over it then fire a gun in the direction of his most recent footprint until he gets hit and falls down. I know that the Knifeketeer would have to use throwing knives. But those would actually work better than bullets since the throwing knives would be plainly visible once they hit their mark and got stuck in the Invisible Man's body. So The Knifeketeer should be able to defeat The Invisible Naked Man easily.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

I would love to see a comic in which the Knifeketeer battles both the Invisible Naked Man and MacraMayhem...

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty
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