The reasons to look forward to Comics: 2012 continue to arrive with the spectacular news that Evan Dorkin is producing the first new Dork strips in five years for future issues of Dark Horse Presents:
So, what I’m doing is twenty-four pages of comics to be spread over three issues of DHP, with each eight-page anchored by a new Milk and Cheese strip. The other features will include a new Murder Family episode; several pages of Fun gag strips, as well as the return of The Eltingville Comic Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Role-Playing Club. If all goes according to plan I’ll also be doing a one-page Fisher-Price Theater adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 and a short Devil Puppet story.
I’ve said it elsewhere, but Dorkin is one of the most underrated cartoonists in the industry, and I’m over the moon to see that he’ll have more new work out there soon (Especially new Eltingville). Maybe this’ll lead to a brand new Dork series in its own right…? We can only hope.