Sam Henderson: Ignatz-nominated creator of Magic Whistle, Emmy-nominated writer and storyboard artist for SpongeBob SquarePants… and also the nutty mind behind “Scene But Not Heard,” the longest-running feature in the history of Nickelodeon Magazine! Now all those strips — the hilarious, wordless adventures of a man and a bear — are collected all in one handsome hardcover. Just try and keep up with Sam’s wild imagination! Comic strip introduction by Noah Van Sciver.
One of the funniest people in comics is Sam Henderson. Henderson’s drawings have the same sort of energy and feel as the classic gag cartoonists, but with a far more twisted take on comedy — extremely low-brow humor that almost parodies low-brow humor — it’s enjoyable on many levels. Join his regular cast of characters: Dirty Danny, The Brube, He Aims To Please, Robot Duckling, Monroe Simmons, and hundreds of others, for a unique and very funny comic book experience. Over the years Sam has contributed to many dozens of anthologies and produced the comic book Magic Whistle for over 20 years. Magic Whistle was nominated four years in a row for a Harvey Award for Special Award for Humor. His Scene But Not Heard comic appeared in every issue of Nickelodeon Magazine from 1996 to 2010. Sam was also an Emmy-nominated writer of a number of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon shows. His gag cartoons appear regularly in the curiously pink newspaper The New York Observer.
“Simply: if sight gags are appealing to you, you won’t find many at this level of expertise or approaching this creativity.” -Jeremy Nisen, Under The Radar
“If Spy Vs Spy went out for ice cream with all of Don Martin’s comics and met the Hey Look guys while they were all walking to the big party at Count Screwloose’s house…THIS is the book that would result.” — Chris Duffy
128 page Full-color hardcover, 6″ x 9″
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions and Alternative Comics, 2013