We recently caught up with local creator Dirk Burhans. After a 30 year absence in drawing comics he started up a daily webcomic called Epiffany Jones back in May. He’s done various things over the years which includes writing a book on the history of potato chips called CRUNCH. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.
What are you working on now comics-wise?
I’m working on a webcomic called Epiffany Jones in the year 2012. The comic is based on the adventures of a young woman named Epiffany, who is telepathic; her birthday is on December 21st, 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar, and she believes the world is coming to an end on that day. The title was my attempt to duplicate the grand old pulp/serial titles like “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.” The strip debuted on May 7 this year.
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The second volume of The Sunday Funnies is now available for purchase on Russ Cochran’s website or through a comic shop near you. Printed locally in Columbia Mo. by Tribune Publishing, this is a three newspaper set of classic reprint comics obtained by Russ Cochran from Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. The pages are printed on 22″ x 16″ newsprint, 32 pages each in length (a total 96 pages) on 60lb offset stock. See our blog post about the first volume.
This time around the comics include: Connie, Tale of the Jungle Imps, Alley Oop, Tarzan, Bobby Make Believe, Gasoline Alley, Buck Rogers & Bronc Peeler. The collection also contains some background information on Buck Rogers, the Jungle Imps, Frank Godwin, and Tarzan. Here’s a sneak peek at the contents:
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