Last year I was sitting down at a clandestine meeting with the new DuckTales
crew. They quietly closed the door, and after making sure no one was
listening at the keyhole, told me they were planning to have Darkwing Duck
officially join the cartoon cast. I was ecstatic after all I was a key member on his development team
back in the day. So after being sworn to secrecy (following the initiation ceremony of the ancient Order of the Junior Woodchucks
they showed me the boards. The story they had come up with did a fine
job of connecting loose ends and creating a thrilling back story. When
the torches were relit, one of the hooded figures told me they wanted me
to create a Darkwing Duck
” for that special
episode. He explained that a young Darkwing fan who admired the winged
scourge would be reading the comic on the show. As the quack chants grew
louder I was then blindfolded and led back to my car.
are some of the panels from that imaginary “comic book” I illustrated.
Sorry I couldn’t say anything over the last few months to my Darkwing Duck
fans, but after all, wasn't it an exciting surprise? Thanks Frank, Matt, Sean, Suzanna, Tanner and the entire new DuckTales
team for inviting me once again to be part of the terror that flaps in the night!
|Darkwing comic by the original Darkwing Duck concept artist Mike Peraza|