Thursday, August 31, 2006

Last Christmas #4

Christmas comes early again this year! Last Christmas #4 is lettered. I hope you guys have been keeping up with this title -- it's a great read! And for you Rick Remender fans, did you know he's drawing this series? Hilary Barta on inks -- those guys rock together!

Published by Image Comics.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Savage Brothers #2

Just finished lettering two good 'ol goons making a living during the apocalypse! I really, really dig this book. I think everything blends together perfectly; concept, story, art, colors. I kinda wish it were an ongoing instead of a mini-series because I look forward to lettering this each issue.

Go buy it. Published by Boom! Studios.

Friday, August 25, 2006

BloodRayne: Video Cover

Sometimes working on a book late, late, late night gives you clarity. Originally this cover of BloodRayne was to have the logos and pricing on the two monitor screens in the foreground. But maybe looking at it at 2 o'clock in the morning made me see it differently? I just wasn't diggin' it. Not only did it make it harder to spot on a comic rack, I think the more traditional approach works better. We'll see.

Y'know, working on this book was crazy. At the last minute I had to come up with content to fill out the rest of the book. It was a LOT of work. But I'm happy to say, I pulled it off. I don't know if I want to continue doing that though, especially since the payoff isn't so great. Maybe I should consider dropping the book's format down to 24 pages so I'm not busting my ass at the last minute trying to fill it out?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

BloodRayne: Plague of Dreams #1

BloodRayne is lettered. Now just gotta bang through the behind the scenes pages and we're ready to roll. I may even toss in some inked teasers for the second issue to help fill it out.

I'm also working on another top secret BloodRayne book which I'll reveal as we move further along. Troy also turned in the full script for the next BloodRayne that'll be published after this mini-series.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Way to Bad Elements

The latest issue of Sci Fi Magazine arrived today which had an interesting editorial covering all the new Fall shows that didn't make it. On that list was a show called The Way starring Jason Behr and Peter Strauss. What captured my attention was this sentence explaining what The Way was about:
"...about a New England mob family that uses magic to conduct its illegal business."
A quick Google search found a Jason Behr's fansite with a link to the IMDB entry here.

Readers of Digital Webbing Presents #11 and #17 published in 2003 and 2004 got a taste of this same idea 'way' earlier. Groovy.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Abadazad Book 3

Woo! Book 3 is finished! Just waiting on JM to proof it and it's off to Disney. By the way, I received my comps of Book 1 and 2 -- this is a very sweet book!

It's a prose/comics hybrid laid out to be Kate's diary. Clocks in at around 144 pages with about 30 of it being comics. You should check it out, especially if you have kids. The transition scenes from prose to comics are great!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Strange Girl #11

Just finished Strange Girl #11. Pretty neat considering I've received my comps for #10 yesterday (so that means it'll hit racks next week). I really like the direction Rick is going with this series... wait until you see the guest appearance of someone everyone has heard of. heh.

Published by Image Comics.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Axed the Retro look!

December celebrates Digital Webbing Presents' 5th anniversary when the series hits issue #32. It's amazing because an idea which was tossed out there on the Digital Webbing forums still exists today.

Before issue 32 hits, there will be 236 unique creators who have passed through 1,232 pages of content. That boggles my mind.

For the past year we adapted a retro look to the covers, so I figured we've run that course for now. Onto a more modern look! But don't be surprised to see little elements of retro still showing up here and there.

2007 is pretty much fleshed out with the Fist of Justice remaining as the book's main feature. Several back-ups from previous and new contributors are planned. The Draw-Offs (a popular feature in this book) gets a slight upgrade where we'll start publishing full page pin-ups by the best of the best.

If your shop doesn't stock this book (and most won't stock indies unless you specifically ask for them), you can grab them online at eBay, the Digital Webbing store, or several online shops like Mid-Town Comics, Mile High, Lone Star and DCBService.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Digital Webbing Presents #30

Off to the printer! This was a tough issue to finish, everytime I started, another project would roll in with a crazy deadline (what else is new? That's the comics industry for you).

If everything goes according to plan, this issue should hit shops on August 30th. Don't forget to ask your comic shop for a copy! We could use the support!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sea of Red #12

Looks like I'm back into book-a-day mode. I hate that, especially with my hand acting the way it's acting lately (ie; throbbing, pain, the claw).

But I gotta suck it up and keep going... Disney's Abadazad, DWP30 and Soldier #1 on the agenda this week with BloodRayne: POD #1 and E-Man immediately following. Then I think I get to take the rest of the month off? Nah.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hero Squared #3

Bing! Another issue of Hero Squared in the can. This issue took me a while and you'll know why if you read this series. JM DeMatteis is one of my favorite writers, but he sure knows how to fill a page with 20+ word balloons. :-)

Wait until you guys see the intro pages. Totally falls in line with the stuff I've been doing in Digital Webbing Presents.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Emissary #4

Mad-crazy-rush to finish Emissary #4. Final colors were turned in Monday afternoon so the lettering had to be turned in the same day. Of course I didn't have any pages started... Gak!

Well, I'm happy to announce the book is in Image Central's hands and off to the printer! Monthly books are a bitch, I don't know how people can do it. :-)