Today at ComicsAlliance, I’ve written–and drawn—a parody of Diary of a Wimpy Kid starring a pre-teen Charles Xavier!
This was one of the more difficult things I’ve had to do for CA. While I had more freedom to set things up once I decided against editing the existing panels, things were sort of hampered by the fact that I cannot draw. Seriously, what you see in the article that’s passed off as the scribblings of a ten year-old represents the absolute limit of my artistic prowess.
This is also one of the few times that I didn’t know where I was going to go with a particular piece until after I started working on it. Originally, I’d thought of approaching it as Wimpy Kid-style diaries of different super-heroes that represent moments of childhood trauma, like so…
…but after I’d done a couple, I realized that it was veering pretty close to both the Facebook Piece and Li’l Bruce Wayne, so I scrapped that and decided to expand on one I’d already drawn and devote it entirely to the X-Men.
And now you know… the rest of the story. So get over there and give it a read, but before you leave a comment, trust me: Wolverine’s head is a lot damn harder to draw than it looks.