Goodfellows is parody of the “I’m Funny How?” scene from Goodfellas written by Erik Schuessler and Bronte Erwin with art by Emily Zelasko and lettered by Chris Johnson.
My friend Erik Schuessler was incredible at making his own art, and inspiring others to create. Sadly, Erik passed away in 2018 from Ewing Sarcoma.
Erik and I used to make each other laugh, talking in an old-timey English accent. He especially delighted in using period phrases that are now lost.
Erik came up with the idea of doing a parody of the “I’m Funny How” scene from the movie Goodfellas. He thought it would be hilarious to have the rough and tough gangster dialogue done by posh English gents. This was the start of what became the script we collaborated on called Goodfellows.
Cancer derailed Erik’s plan to produce the script as a short film. Erik had a lot to do with me becoming a comic book creator, so I decided to complete our work the best way I knew how.
Goodfellows is presented below for free. Donations are being accepted in Erik’s name to the Creative Art Center of Dallas, a place Erik worked with in to allow people to “get out and create.” Donations over $20 will receive a printed copy of the comic.
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