Comic-Con International marks 25 years of 'The Tick'
At 20 years, "The Tick" was the longest Dave Garcia has worked on a comic. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MONICA GARCIA / July 13, 2013)
Garcia has been printing his artwork for the 25th anniversary celebration of “The Tick” comic.
“It makes me feel old,” said Garcia, through phone and email correspondence, when asked how he felt about the celebration.
Comic-Con will celebrate the 25th anniversary on July 20.
The hourlong panel, with creator Ben Edlund and a few others involved with the project will discuss the 25-year history of “The Tick,” according to Comic-Con International’s website.
Garcia got his start on the series when he heard New England Comics was looking for an inker for “The Tick” comic, he said.
He enjoyed reading the comic so he sent over some samples of his work, said Garcia.
“It turned out they had been fans of our ‘Panda Khan’ comics,” he said.
Issue No. 6 of the “The Tick” was the first issue Garcia worked on as the inker for the comic, he said.
After working on Issue No. 12 of “The Tick,” Garcia was asked to work on the spinoff, “Paul The Samurai.”
Garcia said he penciled, inked and was able to co-write the first couple of issues, which lasted for a couple of years.
When Ben Edlund (creator of “The Tick”) began working on the TV series for Fox, Dave went back to working on “The Tick” comic, he said.
“The Tick” was the longest he had worked on a comic, 20 years, said Monica Garcia, Dave Garcia’s wife.
His son lucked out and was able to view cartoons before they were even shown on TV, the artist said.
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