O May, month of nerdy holidays. I write this on May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Two days ago, this past Saturday, was two tasty holidays: Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day.

In honor of Free Comic Book Day, I drew (yes, me, using a Wacom tablet for the first time) the first in a series of comics that follow the trials and tribulations of that wacky fairy-tale wife murderer, Bluebeard.

Comic: The Bluebeard Variations #1

Poor Bluebeard; he just can’t catch a break. All he wants to do is find personal fulfillment by repeatedly murdering his wives. And yet. In this series, it just never goes right for him.

In part inspired by Blondie, in part inspired by David Ives’ play Variations on the Death of Trotsky, I have thirteen of these comics that I am, at this point, planning on drawing my damn self. Realizing how long it takes to draw stuff is a healthy exercise that every writer of comics should undergo at least once. 🙂