Today we want to do a little profile piece on the MISFITZ CLUBHOUSE: Sharks Dragons & Little Red Wagons 'BRUCE MCTOOTHERSON' Variant Cover Artist, PETER RAYMUNDO.
We first met Peter and his family at Collective Con (Jacksonville, FL) in July 2020. This event was the first comic convention in the country to return after the quarantine / pandemic shut everything down. With reduced crowds, we had time to get to know and become friends with Peter, and with each subsequent event we've been at with him, we look forward to catching up.
Peter began his professional illustration / animation career with Disney in 1996, during the height of their "Renaissance". His animation credits include work on Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch, The Princess and the Frog, and many more. He now writes and illustrates his own children's books, with popular titles such as Third Grade Mermaid, The Mysterious Sea Bunny, and I Am Not a Fish! He's also working on a graphic novel called Lucky Scramble that takes us into the world of competitive speed cubing. It will be published by Penguin Random House, and should be released later this year.
We discussed working with Peter very early on, but it took until this issue for the right piece to present itself. With several of his titles being ocean themed, we knew he'd be perfect for a take on Bruce McTootherson. We love the way he captured the personality of our characters and feel he really knocked it out of the park with this cover.
So the next time you step foot into a comic convention and look around at the different art pieces and collectibles available, know that the odds are high that you'll come across a character or movie that Raymundo has had a part in bringing to life.
MISFITZ CLUBHOUSE: SHARKS DRAGONS & LITTLE RED WAGONS will be on Kickstarter until March 9th and it's a mere shark's tooth away from minimum funding.
You can check out the campaign HERE: www.tinyurl.com/misfitz2
You can check out more on the man, the myth, the legend PETER RAYMUNDO here: www.raymundoarts.com
Got any comments or thoughts about a favorite memory with PETER? Let us know!