Mike Ploog has drawn a lot of comics over the years. Ones I’ve liked include Abadazad, Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Planet of the Apes and Weirdworld. He’s even drawn some of Eric Powell’s The Goon.
This Santa Claus comic is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s story. As indicated in the title, it follows his life from baby to adulthood. Here are some pages, click for larger versions...
Before the end, Death turns up for Santa...
In order to make some decent money, Ploog left comics and worked in movies. With decent income sorted out, he wrote and drew Santa Claus outwith the deadline driven processes of Marvel and DC. It was then published in 1992 by Tundra. Ploog turned out a really beautiful book here.
I make comics. I read comics. I write about comics.
My comics have appeared in Adventures in Comics, Artificial Womb, The Awesome Comic, BAM!, Belt Sander, Big Brown Eyes, A Bit of Undigested Potato, Copy This!, Crap Your Pants, Dead Singers Society, Dirty Rotten Comics, Eric, Funtime, Guardian #opencomics, Jack Sprat, Love Bites!, Reworking Walter Scott, Shiot Crock, Small Pets, Sneaky Business, Star Jaws, Time & Space, Tin Roof Collective Selected Works, Treehouse, The UK Web and Mini Comix Anthology, Wilma, and at the 40075km, Dundee Comics Creative Space and Redbird Review websites.
I’ve written for The Comics Grid, The Comics Journal, Down the Tubes, Graphixia, The International Journal of Comic Art, Nude, Reference Reviews, Spaceship Away, Starscape and Stripped.
Through Fred Egg Comics, I self-publish my small press mini-comics Berserkotron, Dump, Zero Sum Bubblegum, and the forthcoming Wow! Retracted.