Dear Marvel Comics, IDW, Lucasfilm and Disney...
Howdy! My name is Otis Frampton. I'm a comic book writer/artist and freelance illustrator. I have my own creator-owned series at Image Comics called "Oddly Normal." I'm one of the two artists on the popular animated web series "How It Should Have Ended" (over 6 million subscribers on YouTube!). I'm a Lucasfilm-approved artist, having created thousands of Star Wars-themed sketch cards for Topps and done illustration work for StarWars.com.
Oh, and I'm also a huge Star Wars fan who loves to draw Jawas. It's kinda my thing. I love telling visual stories about the diminutive desert scavengers. I started cranking out illustrations featuring the little buggers last year and I can't seem to quit! You can see some of them HERE.
I've started to wish there was a comic book series about the bright-eyed buggers and I'd love to be the one to draw it. I'm not alone in this... many of my fans have told me they'd buy a comic about Jawas if I ever created one! Of course, I'd need you to hire me to create the book for people to buy it, right?
So here is my audition for the hypothetical series, called "Jawa Adventures." It would be an anthology series featuring a variety of characters and stories all centered around Jawas. The current line of Star Wars comics is wonderful (I have every issue of every series) but it is severely lacking in light-hearted stories. That's where "Jawa Adventures" fits in!
(Note: this pitch was created before I learned of the upcoming "Star Wars Adventures" series coming from IDW that was announced at Star Wars Celebration in April. But hey, this series would fit right in with that one, too!)
So check out these 55 mock-up covers to the series that doesn't exist... yet. I'll be adding more as I create them from the many, MANY Jawa illustrations that I've created over the last year (and continue to create).
And if you like what you see, drop me a line and let's talk about making "Jawa Adventures" a reality!
P.S. Oh, and even if you don't think "Jawa Adventures" is a good idea for a comic, I'm available for other comic work! Hit me up for a fill-in issue of something or a variant cover or whatever you think might work for me!
Click HERE to read out my interview with Lisa Tate at Geek Mom about my "Jawa Adventures" pitch!
Click HERE to listen to my interview with the Comics With Kenobi podcast about my "Jawa Adventures" pitch!
Click on any image below to view the "Jawa Adventures" Cover Gallery: