Hey, remember when the writing in this comic didn’t suck? Well yeah, I imagine you’ve probably forgotten that, based on this crap above. Luckily, if you want some old-school Berrill-era Thorpy goodness, another book is available!
Our friend Matt at Take Five Productions writes: “Twenty-five years ago we published our first Gil Thorp® collection celebrating Gil’s silver anniversary and this fall we will celebrate our own silver anniversary with our final Gil Thorp® collection Glory Daze: A Gil Thorp® Graphic Novel. Authored and illustrated by the late, great Jack Berrill, Glory Daze is the story of troubled teen Bitsy Twill and the struggles she faced as she traversed her bumpy road through Milford High School.
“When Jack introduced Bitsy to his readers back in the spring of 1988 he intended for her to be a temporary support character cast as the bad girl foil to straight-laced Abby Andrews, daughter of then Milford assistant coach Tod Andrews. Fortunately for us Jack became interested in Bitsy’s plight and made her the first character to be featured for an entire four-year arc at MHS. Along the way he presented an all-star cast that included Wally Lamb, Chip Jordan, Lenny Hull, Kyle Tatum, Lucas Cobb, Kenny McCord, Nick Austin, and Doug Wylie. These characters, with Bitsy as the common thread, combine to make Glory Daze unique among our Gil Thorp® books as the graphic novel format allows their tale to unfold in its entirety. Over half of the storylines in Glory Daze are being reprinted for the very first time and those receiving encore presentations benefit from the perspective provided by this format.”
For ordering information, download the order form now!
Also, I guess you can discuss the lame comics above if you are glutton for punishment. (Though I guess if you read this blog, that’s exactly what you are…)