If you get a chance to draw an American icon, you make the most of it.
When Archie #5 hit the stands last week, continuing Mark Waid’s stellar new run on the American original, artist Veronica Fish put her all into it — and we mean all! Thanks to the good folks at Archie Comics, we have a little guide to the Easter egg hunt Fish left behind, with commentary from the artist herself!
“My pal and fellow artist Jonathan Adrian (venusjaw) is the bouncer at the end.”
“My sister Alexa fawning over Archie.”
“My other sister Audra.” (Same!)
“My buddies Philip Seastrom of Mowgli Surfwear and Jake Berendes of Mother’s News.”
“I tried to slip in “GO YORKIES!” as if Yorkies were the new Riverdale Mascot but the official one is a bulldog, so that’ll be changed later on. You can see my dog Allie Oop (who is a Yorkie) up there on the poster.
“And the goth kid is wearing a jacket that has KC-130 on the back from my and JJ Kahr’s book Pirates of Mars!”
“You can see JJ’s patch on the girl’s jacket sleeve, the same one that makes a tiny appearance in Howard the Duck issue #2.”
“Speaking of Howard the Duck… a little something for writer Chip Zdarsky.”
And lastly, just a few of Veronica’s favorite panels from the issue:
If you didn’t get a copy of Archie #5, there’s still time! Check your local comic shop, or head over to Comixology now.