Tuesday, November 02, 2010


(Doc Fathom ©2010 I.N.J. Culbard)
Yet another pitch never pitched for Zuda - this time Doc Fathom which supposes quite simply that Atlantis never sank (and that it existed in the first place naturally). Very much a pulp adventure story of rather ridiculous proportions. These pages here are sans dialogue - the first page did at one point sport a Doc Fathom logo with the sub heading of Chapter 1. The Beast of '33.


WJC said...

That is wonderful!! Is there more to see? All of it hopefully?!!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

This one had a lot of false starts - so there are variations of it - originally it was a pitch to Dark Horse but then the editor I was dealing with left so that fell through and then it disappeared into notebooks where it eventually appeared again as this - an excuse to draw a flying wing attack on Atlantis.

While Monstrous was very much a working up of ideas inspired by Universal Monsters and the Twilight Zone and Film Noir this was very much the Pulps and serials of a decade earlier.

pimpernel said...


I think this might be the best thing you have ever done. I mean everything from the concept to the designs to the art to the colours is just fantastic. It all clicks.

And i say this as a big fan of all your previous work mate.

I really think you have something here and would love to see you run with in some form.

I'll beg if that might sway you. :)

D.TAYLOR said...

Yeah, I know that's a bit harsh but, man, this really is stunning work. If I can influence you in any way to complete this book then I think I'll be doing the planet a favour!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Well since Simon's begging and Dave is ordering.... gosh!