Wednesday, October 28, 2009
MAM got another mention on Bish'sBeat. Paul Bishop did a nice little write-up of our first issue way back when and it was super cool to stumble upon this today.
Bish reviews everything records and pulp mags to CDs and comics. Check out his blog here.
thanks alot, Paul
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We had the pleasure of meeting Michael Hamersky and his wife at the Long Beach convention. He was very engaging and asked alot of questions about the book and our process. It was refreshing to have people ask us about the book and not just scour the table for something free.
Michael did up a great review for both issues- and when I say great, I mean honest. When we get "It's awesome!" or "I really liked it!" that's always great to hear, but when somebody gives and in-depth opinion of what they felt worked and what they felt didn't- it gives us a better barometer for making the book better. A good review validates some things that you thought too (but didn't change) or makes you acknowledge a gut feeling that you had yourself because you're seeing it on paper.
Check out the review at Comic Book Collector's Blog!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Some pics from the first annual Long Beach Comic Con.
Matt at the Mysterious Adventure Magazine table. We were in between Old Dying Kitty Comics and Taco Comics. At the top left corner you will see a wrestling ring. Yes, an actual wrestling ring where dorks actually wrestled throughout the weekend.
On Sunday Matt and I joined the folks at the Atomic Apple booth and did free sketches for the kiddies. Here are Matt and Ryan Cody hard at work.
Matt and Ryan joined by Jim Hanna.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
"Stranded" is a sci-fi spectacular that will be showing up in MAM eventually. It was written and laid out by me with Scotty plotting and laying out as well. We've got Derrick West supplying some awesome pencils & inks while Andy Poole is taking care of the colors (that's right you heard me...colors!)
Scotty and I did this up (Scotty lines w/ me on colors) so that we had another awesome poster/print for LongBeach.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
So here's a couple in-the-works pages from our next issue. These pencils are by Bratty Ben Perkins and on their way to being inked by the Marauding Mike Babinksi. It's another chapter in the Denver Dockry serials.
Whenever possible, I'll start blocking out the letters as soon as possible. More often than not, multiple issues will arise with balloon placement and dramatic flow of dialogue. In this story I got to do alot of fun back and forth quippy dialogue with the detective and his weasely sidekick. So in that spirit of fun, multiple issues arose with how to interweave the balloons so the reader still gets that sense that the exchange is quickly bouncing back and forth. If you look at Ken Bruzenak's stuff, in POWERS specifically, that guy is a genius at that kind of thing.
Doing this will also give me an idea of what (if any) changes need to be made to the script, now that I have glorious pictures to help tell the story. More often than not, I'll re-script quite a bit (not just for space issues) but also for need.
Thanks for taking a peak behind the curtain.