ComicsAlliance: Diary of a Wimpy X-Man



Today at ComicsAlliance, I’ve written–and drawna 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.

18 thoughts on “ComicsAlliance: Diary of a Wimpy X-Man

  1. It is now official. Chris Sims >> Frank Quitely > JH Williams III > everyone else. That Wolverine drawing makes Jim Lee’s version look like Rob Liefeld.

  2. Things got really awkward when Nathan Dayspring EtCeteraSon Summers showed up, and claimed a third grader was his father.

  3. Am I imagining a little Charles Schultz influence in the drawings or is that actually there? Also, I liked the Days of Future Past visual gag.

  4. I think the best joke is in the very first panel actually. Poor Xavier, his dreams destined to be crushed…

    I mean, you know, like literally, by a boulder if I remember right.

  5. X-cellent! The picture for day 141 is my favourite. It just needs a spotlight and then it’d be perfect.

    I’m surprised there was no mention of Xavier’s unrequited affections for Jean.

  6. That reminds me; when do we see Final Crisis in 30 Seconds?
    I need to see Superman call Darkseid a douchbag. In C-minor.

  7. Are days 14 and 141 the only easter eggs in the numbers?

    Yep. The other ones were just numbered to make ’em sequential. Otherwise Lily’s transfer to Westchester Elementary is WAY early.

  8. Anyone remember when Marvel anounced they were `looking for new writers’ with people supposed to submit a story featuring young `Charlie X’ (or something like that)? I think it lasted a month before they changed their minds.