Ellen’s Adventures at The Shadowland
Originally published in The Shawangunk Journal Newspaper, this is the third volume of selected strips from Ellen’s Adventures at The Shadowland, a seasonal weekly created and illustrated by R. Robert Pollak. Book 3, Star Struck, includes an introduction by Paul Smart, and features guest art from comic greats Fred Hembeck, Joe Staton, and John Sterling, as well as a special sketch page with contributions from Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Jamal Igle, and John S. Lucas!
Creator R. Robert Pollak draws the weekly seasonal comic strip in a style reminiscent of the classic newspaper comic strips of yesteryear. The strip debuted in 2012, in upstate New York’s Shawangunk Journal Newspaper. All of the storylines and settings are inspired by the rich history and picturesque locations in the Hudson Valley area. The main character, Ellen Allen, is an actress at the local Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, New York. Ellen’s charm is always finding herself in precarious situations with a group of over-the-top characters, from aliens, gnomes and ghosts, to old movie stars.