Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Back At The Con Game
On Saturday, March 29th, I will be working the Kids Comic Con, at Bronx Community College in The Bronx, New York. It's going to be from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Kids (under 17) are admitted FREE and everyone else can get in for a very inexpensive $5. There is going to be an extensive list of guests attending, and a good time should be had by all. Some of the Mecha Manga Bible Heroes creative team will be there, giving out posters, ashcans and assorted goodies...
Come by & say hi if you can!
Today's image is a shot of our table from the NY Anime Fesival... Good Times!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
LA LA Land
Today's image is a Batman piece Daniel did... someday, he and I are going to do Detective comics. or Devil Dinosaur. either way, it will be hot...
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
"Diving In With Both Feet"
I don't know if that makes any sense, but it's part of the reason that I have been so mentally into Robot 13 lately. I know that it's not the project that Daniel is currently drawing, and it is most likely not the very next on his plate, but it has been running through my mind alot lately. So much so, in fact, that I not only have the whole backstory worked out, but the whole first mini-series as well...
I guess I have to follow inspiration when I find it. That, or I make creative use of goofing off...
Yea- I think that's the ticket.
Hopefully, I can be as industrious with everything that has a much closer deadline...
Today's image is going to be one of the opening pages of the first issue of Robot 13.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Things That Make You Go "Boing!"
I need some rest. See you when I see you...
Today's image is the B&W version of a promo piece that Jeff did... kinda sweet, no?
Friday, February 15, 2008
In saying that, I do realize there is always a strong possibility that other people may or may not like that aspect so much or see things my way. Opinions are like elbows, after all, and they get mushy with too much tomato sauce just the same... or whatever that saying was.
Regardless, because I have a specific focus when I write, and because I tend to move on to new projects somewhat frequently, I am not always connected with all the things that people say about what I do. Usually, when I blog about this or that comment, I found them because someone sends me a gossipy message to tell me something. That's how I found out that Comiclist.com, a Christian site, seemed to like the idea of Mecha Manga Bible Heroes, but it's also how I found out that Decently & In Order didn't like it so much and that Bitchspot was even less kind. None of that shocked me, however, because each of those sites pretty much followed suit with the kinds of stands they tend to take on comics in general.
The thing that DID surprise me, however, was that Diamond's Scoop was willing to give somewhat of a spotlight to a book they are also refusing to carry.
Maybe the editor of Scoop didn't get the memo?
Today's image is the original pencil sketch for the MMBH cover, inverted because I liked it that way...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Less Than Zero
It's ok, I'll be here when you are done.
Kinda cool, no?
I'll be happy to tell you more about the whole thing when I know, but I am psyched for Daniel- it's good to see him working...
Today's image is another one of Daniel's pieces- this one can be purchased as a skateboard at boardpusher.com.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Nobody Does It Better
Regardless of what you may believe about the content or Theologies that are expressed within it's pages, there is just something extremely compelling about the way the writers of the Bible tell their stories, and about the people they write about. These aren't the people you would normally bring to the witness stand either- you've got people who have done all sorts of things that would make them seem "tainted" in a court of law today. Liars, thieves, braggarts, prostitutes... even self confessed murderers have their stories documented in the pages of the Bible. What makes the stories work for us even now, however, is that in every case there is an offer of redemption. Some people accepted that second chance and moved on to bigger and better things, while others let their shortcomings define them...
But it's that promise, that there is a chance to redeem even the darkest situation, that draws us back.
What else is there to say?
Some things are just perfect.
Today's image is the pencil version of a pitch piece for MMBH that was never used...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Bringing Out The Big Guns
Monday, February 11, 2008
The Wow Factor
For the early part of his life, David was the youngest and smallest of a large family of herdsmen; Just like today, the closer you got in David's society to "hands on" work, the lower on the totem pole you were... and in David's case, you didn't get much lower. So low was David, in fact, that when Samuel visited David's father and asked to see ALL his sons, Jessie conveniently forgot to even call for David. You get the picture that, had Samuel not pressed him, Jessie would be trotting out the more atheletic and handsome neighbor kids before calling little Dave from his sheep watching duties.
All this is not to say that David didn't do a dangerous and (at times) more exciting than you'd care for job. On more than a few occasions, David was called upon to kill bears and lions that easily had height & weight advantages on him, using nothing more than rocks, sticks and bare hands.
Being out in the wild, beating down fierce animals and doing hard, "manly" work didn't build David a humble and soft spoken disposition either. From all Biblical evidence, David was bold, brash and almost arrogant young man... traits that helped push David into the position of fighting Goliath.
David steps into the situation of both literally and figuratively taking on the single largest problem his country had faced up until that moment, and found an unconventional way to solve it. Yes, God was David's "co-pilot," but David had also been training for this moment for a lifetime.
This one act would define David his entire life, and would be both his greatest and his most pure triumph. One may ask- what happens to someone who has their greatest accomplishment before the age of 18?
Exploring that question and what that one act of defeating Goliath set into motion, not only for David but for every person in David's life, is what makes David so perfect for such a story. Every success and every failure is magnified and filtered by that moment, and David grows into a wiser and more complex person before our eyes... and as in many heroic stories, David's earliest mentor will soon become his greatest adversary...
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Getting The Word Out
Comics Worth Reading gave the press release some honest critisim...
Ain't It Cool News was more respectful than they are to alot of publications...
Comixaria.com talked about the book in Spanish, as did Comicquero.com ...
Heck, we are even blogged about in Hungarian... at least, I THINK it's Hungarian, because the blog is from Budapest...
ComicMix thinks the whole thing is silly...
New York-Tokyo.com wants to see a Noah adaptation...
And the Sci-Fi Catholic thinks we are a good idea, and his comments were picked up by the blog Holy Heroes...
All this in just a few days.
Exciting, isn't it?
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Der KING! en Deutchland!
I don't know what to think about such things- but it is kinda cool...