SMASH Book 2 will have plenty of new villains to hiss at and root against. But it just wouldn't feel right if we didn't invite the biggest, baddest villain of them all to return and make life difficult for our ten-year-old superhero, Smash!
Just a quick update that Chris and Kyle are still hard at work on SMASH Book 2. And it's more than halfway finished! Here is a penciled panel from p. 92.
SMASH writer Chris A. Bolton had a wonderful time visiting with a couple of fifth grade classes from Sweetbriar Elementary School, where he read from SMASH: TRIAL BY FIRE (with the help of his good friend, Levi Buchanan) and answered students' wonderful questions -- including a few he had never heard before!
Chris collaborated with the students to create an original comic strip based on their suggestions. These brilliant kids volunteered awesome ideas for panels and dialogue, then the class voted for their favorites. Being a writer, naturally, Chris struggled a little with the artwork. Check out the zany results below! (Click on the pic for a larger view.)
Special thanks to Lynn Reaney for inviting me, and to the whole staff at Sweetbriar for making me feel so welcome.
SMASH artist Kyle Bolton and his lovely wife, Jamie, are thrilled to welcome their baby, Brooke Antonella Sandejas Bolton, into the world! (And Uncle Chris couldn't be happier.)
Who will win, the Dark Knight or the Man of Steel?
Kyle has fallen a couple of days behind, alas. But here's a classic scene from "Back to the Future" with Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, post-guitar solo.
Of course Jack Skellington is on our minds as we count down to Halloween!