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Swamp-Man-Thing. Maybe, kinda, Who knows?



Thanks for stopping by, kids.
I have no delusions of grandeur thinking that I’m gonna be the next Len Wein, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison or Mark Millar to name but a few.
Nor do I want to be, I actually quite like being Matt Garvey.
That’s not a dig at the creators mentioned, I’m a huge fan of them all and all their success is well deserved. Each one a master of their chosen art form.

The point I am rambling on about trying to make is, I write for fun.
Just fun.
Don’t get me wrong, if I got the chance to write for some of my favourite characters I would be a moron not to bite the editor’s hand off that was offering it.
But, that’s not why I do it.
I get stories in my head and unless I write them down, they drive me mad.
Normally I only write my own characters, but every now and then I get an idea for another character I love.
The one below was rattling around inside my noggin ages and driving me insane.
I thought writing it down would cleanse me from the madness of the story that was gnawing away at me.
But, it didn’t.
I needed to physically see It.

So, I paid an artist to draw it for me as a piece of fan fiction.
My guy, Phil Buckenham (@RobZomComics, go follow him) did such an amazing job bringing the story to life, I wanted to share it.

Now, I’m not sure how this works legally.
I know artists post pages they have do with regards to characters they don’t own.
But, I wasn’t sure what the legal standing its, to add words and or fan fiction.
I do not want to get anyone in trouble, myself included.
So, Mods, if you need to take this down, I completely understand and I am sorry for making this awkward between us :wink:

I, Matthew Leonard (yes Leonard) Garvey hereby waive any legal rights I have to this story.
So, if any company or persons associated with any company, brought out a story that is in any way similar to this, i see it as an act of pure coincidence & I will not come seeking restitution in any form.
You guys reading this can plagiarise the crap out of it too if you want.
I really don’t care.

I just wrote a story i thought was creepy and cool and i wanted to share it with the world! :smile:
Because i’m really bloody proud of it!
I’d love to know what you all think.

But, as I said if the Mods need to take it down, I completely understand.

Thanks again for reading this.






















Oh, for HUCK's Sake!

I dunno, that looks like more than uncomfortable to me.

Great stuff, Matt.


Great stuff. Wonderful looking art.


Try writing it!
Now that was uncomfortable :wink:

Thanks for reading it fella!


Cheers, Dave.

Phil is amazing.


The writing is very good too, I hasten to add. :slight_smile:


i wasn’t fishing for compliments, but i’ll take it!




That was truly fantastic.


Thank’s T-Dawg, I really appreciate that.


That was superb. Great idea, well executed. Art was a great fit for the story, and I especially liked the subtle use of colour. Was that your idea or the artist’s?


Yeah, really well done Matt. Having stuff like that to show creative types is hugely important, far better than having scripts alone. You never know, some big names browse these boards and might see something they like here. Best of luck!


That’s very kind of you to say Jim, thank you.
I’ve never been plucked from obscurity before and I anticipate it with every waking moment :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

I just wanted to write a story for a character I love :smiley:

Thanks again for checking it out.
Means a lot, mate.


I lettered it and I was trying to make it look like a real swamp thing comic.
Phill actually started to colour the comic and it looked fantastic, but alas time was an issue.
I got a couple of pages I’ll post 'em tomorrow when I’m at my PC.


In colour it looks even better :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


I’m not convinced :smile:

Yes it’s perfectly good, but honestly I liked the drama in the minimal-coloured panels.


Hmmm, really?
I like the colour, i think it makes it look like a real DC comic, but I know what you mean.


Love it, though I agree with @davidm - it’s really striking in black and white with just the splash of colour.


Hey Bruce, thanks mate.
Glad you liked it, thanks for checking it out :yum:


Another spot of colour :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


That’s not necessarily a good thing :wink:

But yes, you’re right, and if you are planning to submit this then I’m sure it needs to be coloured.