Comic Book Cats, number 100: Scary Godmother

Comic Book Cats, number 100: Scary Godmother, cover drawn by Jill Thompson, published by Dark Horse in October 2010, and Beasts of Burden: What The Cat Dragged In, drawn & colored by Jill Thompson, written by Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer and lettered by Jason Arthur, published by Dark Horse in May 2016.
For our 100th entry of Comic Book Cats, we have two Halloween-themed pieces by the very talented Jill Thompson ????????
Thompson is an artist who impressed me with her work on Wonder Woman and Sandman, but I really think her art took a huge leap forward when she started creating her Scary Godmother stories in the late 1990s and became even more impressive on the Beasts of Burden stories she did with Evan Dorkin beginning in 2009.
Scary Godmother is a fun all-ages supernatural comedy series. It’s a lot of fun, and I definitely recommend it. This hardcover collected the first several of Jill Thompson’s Scary Godmother stories, along with numerous pin-ups. It was topped by cover artwork by Thompson featuring Scary Godmother, her ghost cat Boozle, and a Jack-O-Lantern.
Beasts of Burden features a gang of cats and dogs who serve as paranormal investigators in the seemingly-placed town of Burden Hill. This special sees former witch’s familiar Dymphna recruit fellow cats Orphan and Getaway Kid to help her deal with a demon which she had previously summoned, but which has now turned on her and imprisoned her kittens. Thompson did great work on this story, producing artwork that was both cute and horrifying.

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