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Monday, January 29, 2007

JPKComics and PopCultureShock reviews

A very nice review by of the hardcover collection by Jonathan Kuehlein (scroll down to January 15th reviews):
  • JPK Comics

  • and another review of ASP as a publisher with a nice Robotika write-up:
  • PopCultureShock
  • Page 1

    This is page one of the first issue in the new mini series. I wanted to do something to pay tribute to Robert Altman and thus I am starting out with 3 panels (that I feel go together compositionally) and even though they appear totally unrelated, fit into each other like puzzle's pieces as the story progresses.

    The captions are taken from a speech by one of the main characters from the middle of the book and I think fits in nicely with the images.

    Script is by David Moran.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    Robotika Hardcover Review

    Monday, Robotika hardcover got reviewed over at and I wanted to share the write-up:

  • Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

  • I have also just completed my first pin-up for a Dark Horse book (!) called "Samurai: Heaven & Earth". I wanted to design the illustration keeping the title of the book in mind. The woman represent "heaven" and thus is placed in a vertical shaft of light and the graveyard/shrines represent "earth". My hope is that the woman's face is the focal point and her robes lead the eye down to the sword, across the samurai's back and down into the ground. Then the eye comes across from left to right and goes up the shaft of light back-up to the face.

    Tuesday, January 09, 2007

    Best Of 2006...the rest :)

    It is so cool that Robotika got mentioned in the wrap-up of the year over at Comic BooK Resource website. ASP got nominated for the Best Publisher of comics and I got the "The Nuke Laloosh Award" (by the way it is very much an honor for me to be associated with anything that relates to "Bull Durham"!).
  • ComicBookResources

  • Also I wanteded to share a Robotika piece recently completed by Mahmud Asrar:

    Thursday, January 04, 2007

    How cool is that?!

    I was very pleased to learn that Leif Jones, a friend of many years and an awesome artist, will be illustrating an issue of a comic book published by Zenescope Entertainment based on David Fincher's SE7EN.

    Leif's issue will be part of a seven issue series, each issue being devoted to one of the deadly sins (with each issue done by a different creative team), and although it covers the same events as the movie, the comics will show the events from John Doe's point of view. The issue Leif will be illustrating is the sixth and most tantalizing: ENVY.

    The writer on that issue is David Mack, who is known as the creator of Kabuki and who recently did a successful run on Marvel's Daredevil.

    I am very excited about seeing how Leif is going to approach this project and as a fan of his artwork I can't wait to see a full book of Mr. Jone's "goodness". I know I will be checking Leif's blog (and so should everybody) frequently for any updates he might post.

    Infuze Magazine Review

    A new review of Robotika #1-4:
  • Infuze Magazine
  • Wednesday, January 03, 2007

    Norman Felchle, Brian Churilla and Mahmud Asrar

    I have always dreamed of being an editor. Not the kind of an editor who worries about the deadlines, or about what will sell and what won't sell, but the kind of an editor who matches up cool stories to talented artists with awesome comics being the result.

    Working on Robotika gave me a chance to do that a little bit. In the first series I was fortunate enough to recruite Leif Jones and Travis Sengaus to do 6 page back-ups and I also was very pleased to offer pin-ups by Frank Cirocco, Jeremy Mohler, Benoit Springer, Norman Felchle, Jim Williams III, Ryan Sook, and Tony Salmons.

    Working on the second Robotika series is proving to be an even better experience. In part this is due to the fact that I am now working with David Moran, who is a real writer and who has been delivering excellent scripts. I have already mentioned that Brian Churilla is working on a 6 page back-up called "Once Upon The Time..." and I am now very pleased to announce that Norman Felchle has agreed to illustrate a 6 page Dr. Agon origin story called "Dr. Agon or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Cyber-Robotic Enchancements".

    Norman started out working in comics on such titles as "The Griffin", "S.T.A.R Corps", "Legends of the Dark Night" and "Spider-Man". Recently he has been applying his talents designing video games and in fact gained a following for his work on the "Alice" game for Electronic Arts. He has a great Sketchbook available that showcases his abilities and features lots of unpublished design artwork. I am very pleased that Norman has agreed to make a "return" to comics with Robotika and I am very much looking forward to seeing his interpretation of David's script.

    I am also working with Mahmud Asrar, a very talented artist from Turkey. I was first introduced to Mahmud's work at Digital Webbing and have been following his postings on his website. Mahmud just recently got signed-up to draw "Dynamo 5", a new series from Image. I hope to be able to feature a few pin-up and maybe a short Robotika back-up story by him in the upcomming Robotika sequel.