Lizard and Son

The second series idea was Lizard and Son. The Lizard is one of Spider-Man’s earliest villains. He’s a scientist who turns into a giant talking lizard whenever it’s least convenient. The idea was to have a miniseries in which Curt Connors (the Lizard) and Billy Connors (his teenage son) are trying to live quietly in the Pacific Northwest but their lives keep getting interrupted by various superheroes, supervillains and secret organizations. It would have been a basically light hearted series. In real life it would probably suck to have a father who regularly turns into a supervillain with a desire to destroy the human race. As much as I enjoy reading serious stories in which horrible things happen to the protagonists I’m not that driven to write such stories myself.

There are a number of sketches of the Lizard on the pages to follow. That’s because I kept failing to draw a version I liked. I still haven’t done one that I’m satisfied with.