|Opening page from my reprinted tale.|
Suspecting that I won't get a comp copy since I wasn't even informed the book was happening, I found via Facebook message from one of my publishers who thought it was something new I had done (which led to an interesting discussion). I picked up as copy of Jungle Fantasy Vixens at The Rock Shop on Sunday just to check it out and to have a copy on my bookshelf in my office. I mean, I did write it, after all.
Vixens was my 1st professional short story from back in the day, which means it was the first published short story that I was paid to write, which was pretty darn cool. The story was written for
|Art: Al Rio|
The publisher had a character called Fauna, a woman who was on a space ship that exploded and she was able to escape tot he planet below, which resembled prehistoric earth, which meant dinosaurs were a major concern. I was tasked with coming up with a spin-off from Fauna and created the Jungle Vixens, Kit and Lani. They end up in an escape pod alone, dressed only in their animal print underwear (there's an in story reason for it, I swear). From there, they run afoul of dinosaurs, slavers/pirates, and a tribe of hunky neanderthals. Just another day for the Vixens. I also wrote 3 comic scripts featuring the characters, but they were not produced.
|Art: Al Rio|
Here's the original solicitation for the story in the original issue 1:
Introducing The Jungle Vixens by Bobby Nash and Al Rio.
When their starship orders all hands to evacuate Lani Mills and Kit Valtane leap into the closest escape pod with only the clothes on their backs, which isn’t much. Once planetside, they find themselves alone on a world filled with dinosaurs, barbarians, pirates, slavers, Amazons, and all manner of exotic beauty. Can they survive long enough to be rescued?
|Art: Renato Camilo|
This one is an adult read with the sex 'n stuff. Definitely not for the kiddies. The rest of the book is new stories and a lot more adult (sex, nudity) than mine. Just an FYI if you seek it out. Since I wasn't involved with the new project, I don't know much about it and haven't looked up places selling it, but you should be able to find it on-line for ordering or at a comic book shop if you're interested.
It was definitely a trip into the fog of memory for me.
|Original 2003 cover. Art: Al Rio|