Kevin Doyle is a man of many talents. When he’s not hard at work putting his master’s degree in physics to use as a materials engineer, he spends his time singing smooth tenor melodies with the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus. And when he’s not doing that, Doyle imagines, writes, and creates comic books.
A self-described “child of the ’80s,” Doyle’s love for comics began like mine — with Saturday-morning cartoons such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Tick. He began to develop his comic skills using resources from comicsexperience.com, the subReddit r/ComicBookCollabs, and even a group that met at Metro Comics in pre-pandemic times.
Released on December 1 during a launch party at Metro Comics, Doyle’s latest comic is called Ninja Scouts and follows a trio of children named Tamara, Scott, and Carlos. Their first mission sends them on an adventure to recover a magical mask that holds an ancient demon.
While Ninja Scouts, written by Doyle and illustrated by Martin Plško, is Doyle’s fourth comic release, it marks his first time releasing with a publisher — Scout Comics, under their new all-ages imprint SCOOT, which released Ninja Scouts with multiple cover variations, including a coloring-book version that I plan on filling in with my nephew.