In honor of Fat Tuesday (a.k.a. Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fasnacht Day), here’s a mockup of the cover for a comic book series that never got past the… well, the mockup-of-the-cover stage:
The basic premise of Johnny Fasnacht is that a man named Johnny Fasnacht accidentally eats a radioactive doughnut that gives him all the powers of said pastry. Which is to say that it turns his head into a giant doughnut. As a result, Johnny spends his days wracked with existential angst. What meaning can there be, he wonders, in a world where one so hideously impractical and inexplicably delicious as he can be allowed to exist? To add to his worries, Johnny Fasnacht is constantly pursued by a murder of crows who wish only to peck at his head so that they might feast on his rich, doughy goodness. Merely a tale of the grotesque and bizarre? Or a telling allegory of the place of the artist in a jaded, uncaring society? You be the judge!
(Given these details, it’s easy to see why I never got past the mockup-of-the-cover stage of this particular venture.)
9 thoughts on “Johnny Fasnacht!”
And he would be constantly chased by police for “questioning.”
Thanks Joe, I was just going to say that. Hilarious!
I kinda want a donut now. Is this wrong?
I guess Johnny Fasnacht just has that effect on people.
You know this could work… I mean after all “Too Much Coffee Man” worked. Oh, oh… I see a cross-over event with TMCM… that would be great!
Interesting.. Would they be friends or foes? Or would they start out as foes but then become friends? So many possibilities!
That would be a book I’d read.
Then I’ll have to start working on it!
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