Friday, March 28, 2008

Work In Progress

I spoke with Daniel the other day & we covered alot of ground.

First of all, Wizard World LA went extremely well. So much so, in fact, that I may have to think about attending it next year. Contacts were made, fans were met and just about everything with a Robot 13 image on it was snapped up...

As for Robot 13- Daniel will be picking up where he left off with the art, and I have added a scene to the first issue which I think will push the mini series into a very interesting direction.

KING! was also talked about, and we should have the scripts revised for the new mini series very soon.

Enlightenment also came up in our conversation, and we are both hoping to be able to announce some news on that front shortly after the NY Comic Con...

All in all, we seem to be juggling all our chainsaws at once right now, but as long as none of them get dropped, it should work out to be a banner year for our projects.

More tomorrow- I need some sleep...

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Way Out

As promised a few days ago, I wanted to comment on the latest development in the ongoing adventure of getting Mecha Manga Bible Heroes into your hands. As was reported by ain't it cool news, our book will be available in comic shops through Haven Distributors. This will mean a greater availablity of the book, as well as more exposure to the average comic fan...

Also, thanks to an interview of Paul Castiglia, we have gotten alot of coverage in Latin America. Check out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here... or just take my word for it. Either way, the word is out there in a BIG way.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Talking Pictures

Recently, I was interviewed for the San Antonio Current about Mecha Manga Bible Heroes; The questions were varied, many of them centering around what I believed and what impact I hoped the series would make. As is the case with most such interviews, a good portion of what was said didn't make it into the final piece, but I was happy that I wasn't misrepresented and that nothing I said was badly mangled. Check it out here if you like & feel free to comment on the Current's site...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Why So Serious?

Alot has been going on lately...

Daniel came back from Wizard World LA, where I can assume things went rather well. He & I will talk in a few days, and I am pretty sure that we'll have stuff to announce soon.

I have been tweaking up Robot 13 as well- the first mini series has been written for a little while, but I have been adding sequences to it here & there to make it a little more layered... I think you will love the outcome. We'll see.

On the Mecha Manga Bible Heroes front- a press release was made concerning comic shop distribution, which I will share in detail tomorrow...

Other than all that, I have another project in the works but I can't spill the beans on it yet. I can say it's got nothing in common with anything else I have done in recent memory... and it's going to be hot.

Today's image is from Daniel- it's something he sketched for a fan, and another good example of the kind of thing you'll see in Detective comics when DC comes around to hiring Daniel and I to do a run...

Friday, March 14, 2008

(Yo) Gabba Gabba (Hey)!

My birthday is fast approaching, and while I loathe suprise parties, I find getting an unexpected gift a different matter all together. Today, I was given a pair of Nike Air Force 1 '07's in the white/ varsity red/ orange peel/ orange blaze colorway that you can see here by an old friend who is connected with the shoe world...

Needless to say I lost my mind when I opened the box- they are SWEET! I showed them to a co-worker, who told me they look alot like the colors from something called "Yo Gabba Gabba."

What IS Yo Gabba Gabba, you ask?

I asked the same question, until I saw this, this, this, this and this on Youtube and found out that this was either the most amazing show Nick Jr. has ever run, or I was catching a touch of the stomach flu.

I still don't know, but now I own a Yo Gabba Gabba T-Shirt that matches my AF1's perfectly... and I'm singing the pick it up song.

Maybe I do have the flu after all...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Late Night Landfill

In the time that I have been doing this blog, I have been invited to look at all manner of blogs by friends of mine- some good and some bad. One of the best so far has been the annonymous postings of a blog called the Late Night Landfill. Covering the absolute dreck of Z-Minus Grade movies (a "Genre" near and dear to my heart) the Landfill not only attacks the cinamatic "short bus" with a humorous bite, it's a darn good read. Wander on over & check it out... I'll wait.

See what I mean? Where else can you find nods to movies like 1994's Fantastic Four, complete with this *cough-cough* 'awesome" trailer?

In the words of Stan Lee- 'Nuff Said.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Negative Space

In art, nothing is, more often than not, the artist's best friend. Many times, when faced with a blank canvas, resisting the urge to fill every inch of it with "something" makes for a better composition. It gives the eye a rest- the visual equivalent of a musical pause- and it makes what IS there all that much more important.

It also makes what is there seem more beautiful- even if it is horifying, even if it is hard to look at, the uncluttered image against it's natural space is a beautiful thing to behold. That's why images of the Passion usually contain so much negative space- in placing such misery against the open sky makes it redefine what Beauty is.

Writers often struggle with the same problem- we fill the air with words like so many buzzing bees, rather than holding out breath and making less become more.

How much of what we write, however, really matters?

In the visual arts, negative space is the tool to expose the viewer to Beauty.

In writing, silence is the tool to expose the reader to Truth.

Maybe we talk to much because Truth isn't as valuable as it should be.

Maybe a lie that sounds juicy and tickles the ears is more fun to tell than the quiet, boring truth.



Toys Will Be Toys

A while back, I mentioned that Daniel and I had met David J Oakes in Arizona, and that David had made us a set of the COOLEST custom KING! legos...

Well, he's going to be at it again- making us a custom Robot 13 lego that I think will blow your mind! As soon as I have a picture of it, you know you'll be the first to see it here...

In the meantime, I wanted to also say that we are working on a new KING! mini-series, and because we are cool like that, will be working out a contest in the coming weeks to give away a set of the custom KING! Legos you see here!

Stay tuned for all the details...