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To my mind, there can never be enough all-ages comics. By all-ages, I mean comics that resonate and entertain folks of, well, all ages, not just children. So I was intrigued to learn that writer Dave Scheidt and artist Jess Smart Smiley launched a Kickstarter campaign for an all-ages horror/comedy collection of three stories, Spooky Sleepover.
Scheidt and Smiley were more than happy to explain their love of all-ages storytelling.
While it’s not All Ages — or at least I don’t think it is — former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has written and drawn another comic, and it stars anthropomorphized cats.
Created by the Umbrella Academy writer for The Talkhouse, “Twitter” is about, well, Twitter, featuring a cat who invites a stranger into his home, only to immediately regret the decision. It’s not a complicated allegory.
Although Gerard Way’s concept art for the long-awaited third chapter of The Umbrella Academy received a lot of attention just before Christmas, the images he revealed last week for another project seem to have gone largely unnoticed outside of his Twitter followers. That’s a shame, too, because they’re of clothes-wearing cats. And at least one of them smokes.
The former My Chemical Romance frontman teased that the characters — Jones, Lemon and Koko — are for “All Ages,” but that he “hadn’t intended to do this comic for a while.” However, that could change, considering the interest shown by his followers.
Way’s latest Dark Horse miniseries The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys concluded last week.