Friday, April 16, 2010
SOOoooOOOooo, I guess this will double as the official (second) announcement of our Over-sized Full Color Mysterious Adventure Magazine Annual 2010!! We've been talking about incorporating some colored stories for a while and we've already got some of the best guys out there working on material for it as we speak!
One of the features will be a reprint of the story that started it all, "Ambush at the End of the World" starring the Phantom Ace, one of MAM's flagship characters. This won't be you're grandfather's reprint thought, we're giving the story a FULL COLOR OVERHAUL!
Not only do we already have stories underway by a bevy of talented gentlemen, but we also have one HUMONGOUS special treat. The cover for our annual (as you may have read) has been done by none other than Mr. Charlie Adlard, the artist from Image Comics "WALKING DEAD" written by Robert Kirkman.
This brings me to our contest: Scotty and I have decided to throw two uncolored pages out there so that anyone who wants to give it a shot at coloring them, can do so. We're not going to give out a bunch of restrictions and provisions. There's no house style we're looking for- simple cell shade? crazy over rendering? Do whatever you do best...Do whatever services the line work best...because that's how we're going to pick our winner! Keep things in mind like setting and scene transition, atmosphere, and all the other things that make a truly gifted colorist good at what they do.
So what's this contest for? To put it quite plainly...if you really kick butt on these two pages, you win the unpaid gig of coloring the full 21 pages for us. Isn't that nice of us? But seriously, you'd be a member of the team and if history has served, just about everyone who has participated in MAM related content so far has had doors open for them out there because of it.
The only thing that we ask is this: if you are chosen, please be willing and able to finish those 21 pages in a timely and efficient fashion to be discussed later.Instead of bugging all of our colorist friends, we wanted to do bit of a talent search. Worst case scenario, a bunch of different people see your work.
We're still talking prizes and bonus participant stuff, so hopefully a little mystery is incentive as well.
Shoot me a note if you have any questions and send me the links to your colored pages (feel free to post them publicly as well) or you can email them to me directly if you'd like, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks alot, and have fun!
Charlie Adlard, artist of the zombie comic, "THE WALKING DEAD" that you might see coming out from Image Comics every month written by Robert Kirkman, has been awesome enough to supply the cover art for our Over-sized Full Color Mysterious Adventure Magazine Annual 2010!
We'll be auctioning off Charlie's original artwork shortly- more details on that later.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Go out today (now if possible) and pick up the first issue of this book. Scotty's been busting his britches on this thing for months, so it's awesome to see some tangible payoff for all his hard work.
I had the pleasure of taking the last one off of the shelf at my local shop and saw that it was sold out at Impulse Comics online as well. Not bad, fellas.
So having the thing in hand is cool enough, but the big bonus is this...it's really good! Now I'm usually the guy who will say that about a book that doesn't have superpowers or horror movie rejects in it. But this is like watching a spy-thriller movie in comic book form. The dialogue and pacing is pithy enough and moves along to keep you interested and the artwork is amazing. The line work and colors perfectly compliment each other, working together instead of against each other, like so many books today.
This book is the first 15 minutes of a movie that you really want to see...I urge you to give it a shot.