Director’s Cut: Veronica Fish on ARCHIE #5

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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!

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“My pal and fellow artist Jonathan Adrian (venusjaw) is the bouncer at the end.”

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“My sister Alexa fawning over Archie.”

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“My other sister Audra.” (Same!)

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“My buddies Philip Seastrom of Mowgli Surfwear and Jake Berendes of Mother’s News.”

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“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!”

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“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.”

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“Speaking of Howard the Duck… a little something for writer Chip Zdarsky.”

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And lastly, just a few of Veronica’s favorite panels from the issue:

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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.

 

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