Sketchbook: The Twilight Zone, The Comedian / by J. Logan Carey


The original Twilight Zone series influence on my discovery and love of sci-fi and horror cannot be overstated. It had a HUGE impact on me. I’ve rewatched the original series many, many times. I’ve longed for a true heir to the show to appear and never had the high hopes that CBS would bring back the true Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele at the helm. I couldn’t imagine of a better inheritor of Serling’s legendary mantle than Peele.

We watched the first episode of the new season and it was fantastically done. The quality of the cinematography looks like a movie, the frequency of somewhat distorted close-up shots is wonderful and unnerving, it’s just really damn well done. The added bonus of it being on CBS All Access is a much freer creative reign to add more adult references and my absolute favorite…SWEARING. It makes me feel like I’m watching a real show made for adults, not dumbed down for the family fun time crowd. Kumail Nanjiani as the lead in the series opener was perfect and demanded a quick fan art sketch.

I already love the show so much I’m sure there will be more fan art in the future.