Because YOU demanded it! (Well, OK, because one reader suggested it in a random comment…) Starting Monday July 2nd a Dr Spooky & Otto story: The Case of the Absent Corpse will be serialised over the coming several weeks. To view each installment all you’ll need to do is vote for Magellan over at Top Webcomics. Apart from giving you access to the comic (sneak preview to your left) voting also helps to push Magellan up the list and gives the comic more exposure, helping other people discover its Magellany goodness.
I had been planning a second arc of Olga & Brelvis… and I do still intend to get to that… but some kind of Dr Spooky & Otto mini-series/comic strip/adventure had been nagging away at the back of my mind for some time now. So I decided to give it a go and am rather happy with the result. Like Olga & Brelvis the art is simplified compared to the main strip, in some ways it’s a bit of an experiment for me, especially around the colour palette (as you’ll no doubt see). Also, like Olga & Brelvis, this story will be canon although I don’t expect it will have much intersection with the broader Magellan universe – however these events will have all taken place post-Redux.
If you’re new to Magellan and have no idea who I’m talking about, Dr Spooky – aka Gunther Horsley (first appearance in a cameo on page 4.120) – is a mystic and reserve member of Magellan USA. Otto is his demon possessed hearse. They had an expanded role during Redux, starting from page 8.
Check it out from Monday (midnight Californian time, 5pm Sydney time)… hope you enjoy it!