Shifter Archive showcase: Alex Hernandez, Andres Allocco, John Miers, Mario Torres II, Nico Bovoso, and Tony Wolf.

Contributors:
Writer Alex Hernandez, with artist Andres Allocco and artist John Miers.
Plus artist Mario Torres IIartist Nico Bovoso, and artist Tony Wolf.

Let’s take a look at one of the busiest writer in the early days of Jenny Everywhere; Alex Hernandez. If you look at the first 13, complete Jenny Everywhere comic stories (technically 14, but I’ll get to that below), Alex had written SIX of them.

I don’t have a lot of information about Alex himself, so I can only look at the comics he has done, and the artists that he has worked with.

Alex worked with artist Andres Allocco on three (3) different comics including:

  • Holiday Pandemonium, where Jenny goes on holiday and ends up getting gender swapped by trickster Pan.
  • Graveyard Shift, where Jenny meets a hapless hapless inspector that just doesn’t get it.
  • Beauty as a Beast, is Jenny finding herself within the story of Snow White and doing things her own way.

There is another comic that was drawn by Andres Allocco and written by Daniel Bocchiglier. This is that “14th” early Jenny Everywhere comic I mentioned earlier. On the original Jenny Everywhere website, it was listed, but later removed.

That comic is New York Chaos. (possible trigger warning: terrorism) Now most of the reason for the removal was that Jenny… portrayed as a revolutionist… ended with exploding a USA landmark in New York, and inadvertently killing to government agents. While many would agree that is “questionable” material, many people argued that it just didn’t fit Jenny’s character. Which is a great example of how the character of Jenny, if someone’s take on her, can be judged by the invested community, even though she is an open source character.

MOVING ON! 

Alex Hernandez also worked with artist Mario Torres II and colorist Nico Bovoso to create the most notable example of the multiverse concept, often used with Jenny: Makeshift Multiverse. Makeshift Multiverse has Jenny, meeting four other Jennys

from various universes. I believe this is the first Jenny Everywhere comic to directly tackle this concept. We’ll talk about more in the future.

Alex also worked with artist John Miers to create Bacterial Lunarversity, in which Jenny is up to no good on a lunar station, and we get an interpretation on her survivability.

Another comic, not included with the listed early comics on the original website (but would have likely been close to #15 or #16), is Say The Word, with art done by Tony Wolf. Here Jenny meets… “god”… possibly an alien that would have the Earth believe he is god. Tony also has several pieces of artwork of Jenny on his Shifter Archive profile.

So this was a major focus on Alex Hernandez and his multiple, early writing contributions to Jenny Everywhere (Almost HALF of the early works). I’ll be looking at the last few contributors and comics from the early years, for the next post.

John’s website:  http://www.johnmiers.com/
Tony’s website: http://www.tonywolfactor.com/

The Shifter Archive Profile Pages:
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/alex-hernandez/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/andres-allocco/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/john-miers/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/nico-bovoso/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/mario-torres-ii/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/tony-wolf/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

July 24, 2013 | No Comments

Shifter Archive showcase: Nelson Evergreen, Rob Cave, and Joe Macaré

Contributors:
Artist Nelson Evergreen with writers Rob Cave and Joe Macaré

While the aviator goggles and scarf are a staple of Jenny Everywhere from the beginning, it is arguable that Nelson Evergreen helped to solidify the aviator coat look.

In addition to that, Nelson drew the single page comic with writer Rob Cave, known as The Late Shift. It was a simple, to the point, introduction to Jenny Everywhere. Being one page, that made it quite easy to share and be seen by many. It would not be surprising if you have heard of Jenny Everywhere, that you may have also heard of Nelson Evergreen (and vice versa).

But this was not Nelson’s first comic with Jenny. Actually, Nelson Evergreen, with writer Joe Macaré, are credited with having the first complete comic story featuring Jenny Everywhere. This comic was Names Not Down. This comic really solidified the portrayal of the “rebellious Jenny”, other artists and writers have used in several other comics in later years. (we’ll discuss other “types” of Jennys in a future post.)

Several of the early comics were produced by members of the Barbelith Underground forums, where Jenny Everywhere was created. Many of the early comics were only

about 8 pages, and were one-off stories. Nelson and Joe ended up working together again to bring a 2-part comic set, totaling 20 pages.

This was A Damn Fine Hostile Takeover part 1 and part 2. And I believe it to be in the same continuity as Names Not Down. In the early days, it was stated that Jenny exists in multiple realities at once, making it so that technically she could be in continuity with all of her comics, from varying creators.

At the end of A Damn Fine Hostile Takeover, part 2, there was the first appearance of Jenny Nowhere. Nelson talks about his time with Jenny Everywhere, and a little bit about Jenny Nowhere, on the 20th episode of The Webcomic Beacon podcast(another post will be made about Jenny Nowhere, in the future)

Since these comics, Nelson has made various artwork for Jenny, and even added her as a small cameo in a comic Damienne Hobbes Reflects. But aside from this, Nelson has moved on to other comic properties and illustrations.

Nelson’s Website: http://www.nelson-evergreen.com
Joe’s website: http://flyboy.blogspot.com/ 

The Shifter Archive Profile Page:
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/nelson-evergreen/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

July 24, 2013 | No Comments

Shifter Archive showcase: Jenny Everywhere Day

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Jenny Everywhere Day

Jenny Everywhere Day is Jenny’s birthday. In 2009, it was agreed upon by The Shifter Archive and a few individuals, that Jenny Everywhere’s “birthday” was the 13th of August, 2001. This is when Steven Wintle first proposed the main concept of Jenny Everywhere to the Barbelith Underground. She wasn’t fully realized until a several weeks later, and her first comic appearance, several weeks after that. But that is how it happens in real life: One is born and is then nurtured and grows.

The first year of Jenny Everywhere Day was celebrated in 2009, headed by Fes Works and Benj Christensen. There was a collaborative birthday postcard project, artwork collections, several stories that were presented during the time, and an official trailer premiered for a live action, (yet-to-be-filmed) independent film with Jenny as a character!

In 2010, Benj Christensen headed the project with a new website, and started campaigning and collecting artwork on his own. While a submission is greatly appreciated, the real purpose of the event is to spread the word about Jenny Everywhere and try to inspire people that may not have heard of her to take a look. So please, tell your creative friends about the character and the event. Tell any media outlets you feel would be willing to cover this story.

While a submission is greatly appreciated, the real purpose of the event is to spread the word about Jenny Everywhere and try to inspire people that may not have heard of her to take a look. So please, tell your creative friends about the character and the event. Tell any media outlets you feel would be willing to cover this story.

As of this post, the next Jenny Everywhere Day is August 13th, 2013,
So get those submissions in, and spread the word!

Jenny Everywhere Day website (submit here): 
http://www.jennyeverywhereday.com/

The Shifter Archive source page:
http://theshifterarchive.com/projects/jenny-everywhere-day/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

July 24, 2013 | No Comments