“Friend-of-the-ferret” Chad Lambert is back with another guest edition of 7 Covers. Check it:
7 Covers: Saturday Night Live!
by Chad Lambert
Believe it or not, there aren’t many comics out there related to Saturday Night Live. In fact, there are six…with one on the way. In Marvel Team-up #74, Pete and Mary Jane scored tickets to the show in 1976, which was hosted by Stan Lee and musical guest Rick Jones. The Coneheads came to comics in 1992 with a mini-series that tied in with the movie. And Seth Meyers and Bill Hader wrote an issue of Spider-man in 2009.
SNL’s 7th appearance in comics hits stores in February, and it’s all my fault. I’ve written a biography of Lorne Michaels and his show for Bluewater. I had reservations about writing a biography comic, but then I ran into Tina Fey at Disney World and decided to give it a shot. It took six months to write a 24 page comic about 37 years of television history. It wasn’t easy. But the end result is one of the best scripts I’ve ever written.
It must have been meant to be. Two weeks after I turned in the script, my name came up in the SNL ticket lottery. I found myself in studio 8H for the October 15th broadcast with host Anna Faris and musical guest Drake. It was a dream come true – though I would have preferred to see the Stan Lee/Rick Jones taping.
Please check out Chad’s book, available on the shelves now.
And if any other blog readers want to contribute 7 of their favorite covers, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org