‘Ninja Scouts’ by Kevin Doyle

Santa Barbara Author Doyle Inks Deal with Scout Comics

Kevin Doyle at a comics signing | Credit: Courtesy

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. 

Credit: Courtesy

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. 

Check out samples of Kevin Doyle’s other works at doylewritlarge.com, and get yourself a copy of Ninja Scouts at scoutcomics.com/collections/ninja-scouts 


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