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Scott Lobdell Retires to Neverland!

There's a Kickstarter underway that fans of Peter Pan will want to check out.

Don't be sad. The headline is a little misleading.

I'm not actually retiring from writing... but I do plan on going to bed every night reading Renae De Liz's adaptation of PETER PAN, as soon as it comes out!

Yes, that's right -- the same Kickstarter sensation that brought you WOMANTHOLOGY is back to her drawing table working day and night producing a nearly 100-page full color graphic novel adaptation of PETER PAN! This is only the first of three parts, and you get to get in on the ground floor -- how exciting is that?

Now, I've personally worked with Renae and her inking/coloring husband before on JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT'S THE MUSIC BOX and I can tell you not only is she incredibly talented, she is all around a genuinely awesome person. (Remember, this is the same woman who came up the idea for WOMANTHOLOGY and through sheer force of will helped turn her vision into one of KICKSTARTER's most successful projects ever!)

I love that Renae is once again eschewing the bigger publishing companies and taking her wares directly to the people who appreciate her the most. And I love that she's putting her talents towards a classic like PETER PAN, bringing all the wonder and excitement of Peter and Wendy and Hook and the Lost Boys to future generations for years to come!

Now you'll notice that with three days to go she has already hit her funding goal, but she's racing towards her stretch goal and I want to support her in her efforts. Because as the Internet can surely attest, Renae De Liz rocks!

You can find out all the information by checking out the Kickstarter page:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renaedeliz/peter-pan-the-graphic-novel-vol-1

Scott Lobdell -- who suffers from Peter Pan Syndrome himself -- is a comic book writer currently working at DC. If you have any Kickstarter or other crowd sourcing projects you'd like him to support, email him at LobdellDC@gmail.com!

36 Comments
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Dat art.......!!

Posted by doordoor123

I don't know if it is a great idea to have your email there Scott.

Having said that, I saw this on Kickstarter and the art looks great. Peter Pan is a hard sell though. It has been done so many times in so many different ways. I'm not sure how interested I am in that story anymore. Call it something else and I'll probably give it a better look.

This seems to have a lot of backers as it is. I wish it the best of luck -- as I wish any independent comics the best of luck.

Posted by Mercy_

That art is beyond gorgeous.

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Posted by danhimself

good grief that art is amazing!!!

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Posted by InnerVenom123

I have no interest in Peter Pan but that art makes me want to check it out.

Freaking gorgeous...

Posted by ComicMan24

That art... Simply amazing.

Posted by fodigg

@Scott_Lobdell: I totally thought this was about you somehow moving into Michael Jackson's old estate. I was wondering where you got the money for that purchase.

Posted by TheMadMonkey

The art makes me think of a mix of Colleen Doran, P. Craig Russell, and Mike Kaluta. So...I guess what I'm saying is that it looks, as was stated above, gorgeous.

Posted by InnerVenom123

Donated five bucks.

Posted by Shallbecomeabat

Wow! Really great artist! I will check that kickstarter out, for sure.

Posted by No_Name_

@doordoor123 said:

I don't know if it is a great idea to have your email there Scott.

He's a professional and he knows what he's doing. Worry about your own email.

Posted by scuzz2.0

@Babs said:

@doordoor123 said:

I don't know if it is a great idea to have your email there Scott.

He's a professional and he knows what he's doing. Worry about your own email.

Wow! did you mean for that to sound so snarky?

Posted by dondave

Scott should bring the artist over unto Red Hood and The Outlaws

Posted by No_Name_

@scuzz2.0 said:

Wow! did you mean for that to sound so snarky?

Yes, because this dude ate my lasagna one time at a restaurant while I was using the restroom and that's not cool. He even used my fork. Which is disgusting. Also, I was really hungry and hadn't eaten all day.

Posted by scuzz2.0

@Babs said:

@scuzz2.0 said:

Wow! did you mean for that to sound so snarky?

Yes, because this dude ate my lasagna one time at a restaurant while I was using the restroom and that's not cool. He even used my fork. Which is disgusting. Also, I was really hungry and hadn't eaten all day.

Ah. sorry, I didn't know you knew him. I thought he was just some random poster you were having a go at.

Posted by doordoor123

@scuzz2.0 said:

@Babs said:

@doordoor123 said:

I don't know if it is a great idea to have your email there Scott.

He's a professional and he knows what he's doing. Worry about your own email.

Wow! did you mean for that to sound so snarky?

Below the belt.

I understand that he is a professional, but comic book fans have been known to be very opinionated. Especially online where faces can't be seen.

Lobdell's writing tends to attract a mixed bag -- strong supporters and strong opposers. I am only suggesting that he shouldn't have his email here because I fear that he might get death threats or something of that sort. I'm only trying looking out for him.

I think this is the part where I quote Ali G; "Check yourself. Boo-ya-ka-sha."

Posted by Backflip

@scuzz2.0 said:

@Babs said:

@scuzz2.0 said:

Wow! did you mean for that to sound so snarky?

Yes, because this dude ate my lasagna one time at a restaurant while I was using the restroom and that's not cool. He even used my fork. Which is disgusting. Also, I was really hungry and hadn't eaten all day.

Ah. sorry, I didn't know you knew him. I thought he was just some random poster you were having a go at.

Dude, you've failed to recognize the definite sarcasm from Babs :P

Posted by doordoor123

@Backflip said:

@scuzz2.0 said:

@Babs said:

@scuzz2.0 said:

Wow! did you mean for that to sound so snarky?

Yes, because this dude ate my lasagna one time at a restaurant while I was using the restroom and that's not cool. He even used my fork. Which is disgusting. Also, I was really hungry and hadn't eaten all day.

Ah. sorry, I didn't know you knew him. I thought he was just some random poster you were having a go at.

Dude, you've failed to recognize the definite sarcasm from Babs :P

I don't know about that. I don't think Babs has ever liked me. Her opinion though.

Posted by hunterzolomin

if scott was writing this it would turn out peter pan was never officially a peter pan after all

Posted by Shieldbearer

@dondave: I would petition for this as well. This artist may exceed Rocafort. Reminds me a lot of Olivier Coipel.

Posted by dondave

@Shieldbearer: I actually don't like O.C's work on Thor. I felt that he drew Thor's face too wide

Posted by modunhanul

Art is awesome, yes.

Posted by BigMaraSpence

PRETTY!

Posted by Brazen_Intellect

@Scott_Lobdell:

Needed a last minute X-mas gift, you just solved it

Posted by sora_thekey

I MUST HAVE THIS!

My friends called me Peter Pan because I didn't want to grow up. Plus, I have recently acquired J.M. Barrie's original tale. I love Peter Pan's story... Every incarnation of it!

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Posted by MizariSeth

That art is beyond awesome o.o

I want this book!!

Posted by NightFang

Great art.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I follow Renae De Liz on FB and Twitter and have been updated about this project and am so glad to see it advancing like it is. She is AMAZING and I know her rendition of Neverland would be spot-on wonderful! Her art is beyond wonderful, truly it is.

Posted by BanGy

Just chipped my 2 cents (well a little...ok a lot more then that) in.

Posted by Hacked

Everything about this; from the writer to the art to the adapting of this classic story in graphic novel form is screaming WIN. I am so excited about this, I cannot wait.

Posted by Mutie199

fabulous artwork! i might be getting just for that;p

Posted by sethysquare

Ranae is a great artist. I really wished DC could've given her the amethyst project, not that im not enjoying the current one. I would just love to see some great art on DC

Posted by EdwardWindsor

That's some beautiful art

Posted by Deranged Midget

Ok, that is seriously some of the most gorgeous art I have ever seen. Definitely backing this up.

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Posted by Icon

Thanks for this Scott!

Posted by mfundo

That art is amazingly beautiful