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Scott Shaw!
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This coming Wednesday, October 10, the first issue of of DC Comics' three-issue mini-series, CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK -- starring the Zoo Crew, characters that I co-created over twenty-five years ago -- will finally hit the stands. CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK has been written by Bill Morrison, drawn by Yours Truly, inked by Al Gordon, colored by Tom Luth, lettered by Ken Lopez and edited by Joey Cavalieri.

Not a "kiddie comic" -- but, like THE SIMPSONS and ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS, with a "multi-tiered sense of humor" that appeals to younger readers as well -- CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK explores a world of "funny animals" that mirrors (and parodies) those of more traditional comic books. Captain Carrot (secretly cartoonist Rodney R. Rabbit) leads a team of animal superheroes, the Zoo Crew -- which includes Pig-Iron, Alley-Kat-Abra, Rubberduck, Yankee Poodle, Fastback and American Eagle -- as they face the threat of marine terrorists who are at the forefront of a planet-wide war between land-dwelling critters and the inhabitants of "Earth-26's" oceans. Along the way, we make fun of comic book conventions, J. J. Abrams' upcoming giant monster movie, DC's 52 and COUNTDOWN series (for which CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK is actually an official tie-in), death in comics, lawyers, Tex Avery, Sergio Aragonés, Prince, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Jack Kirby's NEW GODS and much more. And the series' finale features a HUGE surprise that, once and for all, establishes the Zoo Crew's ties to the "regular" DC universe.

From my decades of experience in animation, I've tried to integrate designs, staging and acting in this comic book that are more commonly associated with cartoons, but with a distinctly "Jack Kirby"-esqe flair. It's also full of gags, both visual and verbal. Frankly, I think that CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK represents some of the best stuff I've ever drawn. And I think that writer Bill Morrison (editor of SIMPSONS COMICS' Bongo Comics), inker Al Gordon (FANTASTIC FOUR and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) and colorist Tom Luth (SERGIO ARAGONES' GROO THE WANDERER) are all at the top of their respective careers, too.

I respectfully ask all of you fellow professional cartoonists to please support our little funnybook series and pick up copies of CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK for yourselves and your kids. I really think you'll all dig it. Thanks!

Aloha,

Scott!

P.S.: Don't forget: CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK No. 1 hits comic racks in only FIVE DAYS! -- SS!

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Scott Shaw!
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CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK No. 1 hits comic racks in only FOUR DAYS!

Aloha,

Scott!

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You can view a sneak peek of the first five pages of CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK No. 1 here:

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=131956

Aloha,

Scott!

(Please get in touch with me through the site's general email address. Thank you. Julian)

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ApeLad
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Cool! That spread turned out awesome!
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