I’ve been a big fan of Tom Scioli’s work since starting American Barbarian. I followed Scioli to the Final Frontier. Now Scioli is working on the groundbreaking web series “Satan’s Soldier”. What makes Scioli’s work so amazing is that he literally exhibits no boundaries. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. While he’s able to do things that makes your jaw drop his books aren’t All-Ages material. When Scioli posted on Facebook that Satan’s Soldier #3 was an All-Ages book I had to laugh. While technically true, it’s the exception and not the rule. One of the things I loved about Satan’s Soldier was the psychadelic effects produced from using animated GIFs and it’s neon, un-reproducable in print, RGB colors. A few weeks ago I was tempted to draw the above strip just for the fun of it, but I couldn’t come up with anything funny other than the visual gag. So when Scioli announced that issue 3 was “All-Ages” I had to take a stab at that idea.
Glad to finally make it to #40. That means I’m 20 strips into the new storyline. I’d say I’m somewhere around 1/5 to a 1/3 of the way done. Just by comparison the first 20 strips were done years ago and ran somewhere between 2005-2009. In 3 months I’ve been able to produce 14 new strips. That’s good time for me.