Thursday, December 31, 2009

ARTWORK: Adult Swim 2010 calendar

Earlier this year I did a Venture Brothers (the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated series) fan art featuring Molotov Cocktease, as a faux old school comic book cover, and as fans of the show tend to be a bit rabid (it's a good, quirky show), the image was rather popular... fast forward to this fall, and I was contacted by Adult Swim, who were interested in using the image for a 2010 Adult Swim calendar they were putting together.

So that's cool.



They explained the calendar was going to feature each of the different AS shows, as a different comic book style cover each month, so this was a perfect fit.

Now, I recently was sent a couple copies of the calendar, and the theme is more "comics", as in strip, page or image, than covers, but there you go.

They just recently put the calendars on the AS site (and all the promo stuff I've seen feature my image), but I still haven't seen them posted in the store. You can currently try to win a copy HERE

The calendars aren't mass marketed or anything, just available directly from AS on their site, and as soon as that's posted, I'll link to it.

Also, they mentioned possibly making some prints out of the images, but I haven't heard or seen anything more on that.

In the meantime, you can take a look at the artwork (above), and some a pics of the calendar (below, with crappy old digital cam)...


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

INDY COMIC BOOK WEEK News/info

ICBW banner

This week is a new event, the INDY COMIC BOOK WEEK!

And I'll be participating with my local comic book chain, Things From Another World (and TFAW.com).
All of my books will be available at the TFAW stores in Oregon, as well as for 10% off on their website!!
I'll also be at the ICBW event they're hosting at their Portland/Hollywood store location, from 2 to 7PM!

As you may have heard, Diamond distribution is not shipping any new product to comic book shops this week (due to the holidays), so a grass roots effort was formed to put the focus for the week on independent comics, with participating creators, publishers, and retailers providing material for the racks in shops globally this week.

The ICBW website has much more info, and also a list of participating stores, so check that out HERE

From the site:
Indy Comic Book Week is not only an event but a call to action. Diamond Comic Distributors announced to comic shops that Diamond will not be shipping new comics for the last week of December. We challenge writers and artists to self publish new material for this week, and offer it to their local stores. We ask for retailers to take this as an opportunity to showcase local independent talent on the new release shelves. We encourage fans to break from their buying habits and try something new.
This is a great event and opportunity folks. Every week shops are buried in mainstream comics... Hey, don't get me wrong, there's lots of good stuff there, but with 10 X-Men titles, 5 Avengers, a dozen Bat books, a half dozen Green Lanterns, etc etc, independent comic book gems are often overlooked, or simply can't be brought home because folks have spent their cash on the regular stuff (not to mention, are increasingly not even being offered). Well, here's your chance to try something different!

If you've thought about picking up one of my books but haven't before, here's a week you could afford to give one a shot.
From my own self published comic Super Real, to books I've published for other creators like Gnome, Wolves of Odin, and Zombie Tramp.
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Or how about that super cool over-sized Pulp Girls limited edition convention book that offers a look at my epic new project (while supplies last)?



There's plenty to choose from, and you can get them all from me via my websites:
SR Graphics
Super Real
Pulp Girls
or even from TFAW.com at 10% (or in person if you're in the Portland, OR area)


Maybe there's something else you've had your eye on.
Well, get out there and try some indy comics!
And hey, from my own personal experience, if you already dig a bunch of indy stuff, there's never enough money or time to try all the ones you'd like... so go for it!

Support independent comics, and creators, who do this for the love and passion of comics and art!!! But lord knows we can all use the cash too! ;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ARTWORK: Dead@17 Afterbirth TPB pinup out today!

Just a quick note to say that the Dead@17 Afterbirth TPB (by Josh Howard) is out today from Image Comics.

I have a pinup in the book (see below):


The original line art for this piece is also currently available from my December sale/gallery HERE

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Meanwhile at the Movies... something big is coming...

I mean besides Avatar!

Some exciting genre/comic flicks on tap next year (Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim, Clash of the Titans), one of which is KICK ASS, the Matthew (Layer Cake, Stardust) Vaughn adaptation of the still ongoing Mark Millar/John Romita JR comic series.

I love me some Millar comics, and Wanted was huge, even though it was a mostly suck adaptation of the comic (changing super villains to assassins with a loom of fate?!?! plastique packing rats?!?), but Kick Ass seems to be shaping up far better, and much closer to the comics (a good thing)...

They've just released a clip featuring Nic Cage as "Big Daddy", training his daughter/sidekick, in what can be referred to as either a Gomorra-style method, or a straight up swipe from that film (the film being an epic true-to-life Italian modern day gangster/crime story). It does look good though -

Friday, December 11, 2009

ARTWORK: December art & sketchbook sale!

Last night I made a folder in my DeviantArt gallery full of original sketches, fan arts, pinups and more that've been kicking around my office the last couple years, that I'm looking to get rid of for rock bottom prices... HERE

I've already sold several things, so take a peek if you've ever wanted to pick up some of my art. I'll continue to add things over the weekend. Trying to raise a little holiday cash...
And speaking of the 2009 sketchbooks, I got the itch to do some new fan arts, so I posted 3 copies of the sketchbooks on eBay with sketches in them (of cool characters I've never drawn before), you can bid on those now:

MORRIGAN (from Darkstalkers)


YOKO (from Gurren Lagann)


RED SHE HULK

Just click on the links below them to go to the auctions!

I'm always open for commissions too, so just shoot me an email for pricing or questions jason@superrealgraphics.com

Friday, December 04, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: issue 6 preview 5

This week I'm showing artwork from the just released 55 page sixth issue (and upcoming graphic novel release) of Super Real.

This is page 46...
Is that Darth Cheney vs Super Obama??
Is Obama getting his ass handed to him?!?
WTF!?!


**Don't forget you can pick up issue six now in the website store, and you can also still pre-order the graphic novel via comic shops/Diamond# NOV090909, with a huge discount via DCBService.com, or directly via SuperRealGraphics.com!

The final 28 page issue, number 7, will be available late December, early January!

STAY TUNED!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: issue 6 preview 4

This week I'm showing artwork from the just released sixth issue (and upcoming graphic novel release) of Super Real.

This is page 42...
Our main gal Holly (aka participant number one) possibly sneaking around an air duct?
Yeah, we pointed those out in issue 2 for a reason...


**Don't forget you can pick up issue six now in the website store, and you can also still pre-order the graphic novel via comic shops/Diamond# NOV090909, with a huge discount via DCBService.com, or directly via SuperRealGraphics.com!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: issue 6 preview 3

This week I'm showing artwork from the just released sixth issue of Super Real (and the upcoming graphic novel).

This is page 28...
In panel 3, the gang's all there; Bush, Cheney, and Obama...


**Don't forget you can pick up issue six now in the website store, and you can also still pre-order the graphic novel via comic shops/Diamond# NOV090909, with a huge discount via DCBService.com, or directly via SuperRealGraphics.com!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: issue 6 preview 2

This week I'll be showing artwork from the just released sixth issue of Super Real.

This is page 27...
a bit of a break in the action at the 56 page issue's mid-point...


**Don't forget you can pick up issue six now in the website store, and you can also still pre-order the graphic novel via comic shops/Diamond# NOV090909, with a huge discount via DCBService.com, or directly via SuperRealGraphics.com!

Monday, November 30, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: issue 6 preview 1

While we wait for the graphic novel to come out in January, those following in single issue format can pick up the first giant-sized part of the two part finale, issue number 6, which is available now (in print and digital from the website), and with the final part, issue 7, set to release in late December.

So, besides the first 8 pages which have been previewed on the website and around the web, I thought I'd share some art from key pages of the issue (that also don't give too much away). Here's the first, page 12...


A good side by side shot of our cast on what may be their final genetically enhanced reality show challenge!!

**Don't forget you can still pre-order the graphic novel via comic shops/Diamond# NOV090909, with a huge discount via DCBService.com, or directly via SuperRealGraphics.com!

Monday, November 09, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: Comic Geek Speak interview, AICN previews, DCBS promo

A collection of Super Real GN/issue 6 news and notes:

FIRST) Just posted on Comic Geek Speak, their latest podcast episode, the Previews show (where they run through the current issue of Previews), the CGS crew were kind enough to have me on for a few minutes at the tail end of the show to talk about the rescheduled Super Real GN (and we also talked a bit about digital comics).

You can tune into the episode below







Or HERE at the CGS site.

The interview starts at the 1:30:00 mark of the episode and runs about 8 minutes.


SECOND) AintItCoolNews.com's weekly "Shoot the Messenger" column the past two weeks has featured Super Real previews...

Last week they featured 8 pages from the new sixth issue, which you can see HERE

And this week they feature the full newly colored 6 page Jim Mahfood section from the graphic novel HERE


THIRD) The good folks of DCBService.com (Discount Comic Book Service) are offering the graphic novel through their site at a 40% discount (that's $11.39 instead of $18.99), and also including an original sketch plate, from myself, with each copy they sell!!!
If you use the service, or would like to check it out, you can check that offer out HERE

(This is similar to the offer I have on the book's site, where you also get a sketch plate, but with free shipping on the book's full price.)

Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

SUPER REAL / Jason Martin Newsletter 03/10/09 – Super Real GN available now

SUPER REAL GRAPHIC NOVEL OUT NOW

The long wait is over, the Super Real graphic novel is out this week (and the books look FANTASTIC!!!)!!

My self published series comes to it's dramatic conclusion within this new book's 232 pages of story, which collects the previously published first five issues, and two new over-sized issues, all in one cover-to-cover genre bending, sensory offending, genetically enhanced reality TV tale!

Critically favored, and co-starring guest artists like Jim Mahfood, and Josh Howard, Super Real is the next big thing... to add to your bookshelf!!!

SUPER REAL graphic novel:
mature readers
254 high gloss, heavy gauge pages,
9x6" sleek and readable trim size,
all with an amazing $18.99 introductory price point!
ISBN: 978-0-9802498-2-8
Pick it up starting today, 3/10, in comic book shops via Diamond Order Code NOV090909
Or in the website store or via Amazon.com

And view more info HERE, and previews HERE
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SUPER REAL 6 & 7

For those looking to complete the series in single issue format, I’m releasing the 82 page finale in two parts:
- Issue 6, 56 pages, available now in PDF download for $2.99, and print for $6.99
- Issue 7, 28 pages, available now in PDF download for $.99, and later this month in print for $4.99

Again, just visit the website store
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PULP GIRLS

We debuted an over-sized deluxe preview book last con season, and now that Super Real is finished, work continues here... no updates yet (but staty tuned!) PULP GIRLS will officially launch in 2010!!!
Twitter, Facebook, Deviantart, blog, comics...

You can still pick up copies of the 2009 convention book HERE

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SKETCH CARDS

After not working on any sets in 2009, I have a few sketch cards sets coming up…

Josh Howard’s Dead@17 - from 5finity, available 3/15
A sample of one of my cards is shown here, and you can contact me after the release date (or check my blog), regarding my return numbers and availability.

P'ups: Pin-ups & Puppies featuring Dean Yeagle's Mandy and Skoots - again from 5finity, available 5/15

I also have big sketch card news coming very soon, featuring one of my own concepts!!! Stay tuned...
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COMMISSIONS

Are currently open, but I’m working on a rather large Lost commission, to be finished soon. Please email for rates, or visit my Deviantart.com page
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CONVENTIONS

This weekend! – Emerald City Comiccon – Seattle WA
4/2-4/4 – Wondercon – San Francisco CA
4/16-4/18 – Wizard World: Anaheim Comic Con – Anaheim CA
5/27-5/30 – Phoenix Comicon – Phoenix AZ

More cons to likely be added. At this point though, I’m unable to get into San Diego Comic-Con, if anyone has a line on space, I’m all ears ;)
And I’m also still waiting to here if I’m on the artist alley list for New York Comic-Con.
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Also, since my last update I had artwork featured in the 2010 Adult Swim calendar (which sold out), but can be seen HERE

And a pinup in the Dead@17 Afterbirth TPB from Image Comics.

With plenty more things in the works for 2010!!!
Soooo, stay tuned! :)

Thanks for your support,
Jason

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: Super Real Graphic Novel rescheduled, new issue out now


Okay folks, time for some updates on the overdue release of the Super Real Graphic novel (and final issue special). As you may know, the GN was solicited for July via Diamond distribution and comic shops, then rescheduled to September, which came and went almost a month ago... with no GN, or special issue released.

Well, turns out the production ran long. In addition to retouching the existing material, and coloring the black and white special, production of the new content, the final issue special that completes the first story arc, and closes out the GN, that was planned as 48 pages, shaped up to be closer to 80 pages. So, being unable to complete that in time for the September schedule with Diamond, I opted to resolicit the GN, not wanting to rush the new pages, or leave them out of the book altogether. The new schedule has the GN being offered to comic shops for this January via the new November Previews catalog.

If you originally ordered a copy via your comic shop, please be sure they reorder the book from the new Previews catalog. The book is listed in the comics and graphic novels section, page 260, now via Diamond order code NOV09 0909.

The graphic novel will now contain an additional 30 pages of story, in one 250 plus page, full color volume, for the same original $18.99 price point. Yep, 30 extra pages for free!!


As for the new special issue, for those looking to pick up the story in single issue/comic book format, with the climax running an extra 30 pages, it will now be released in two parts. Part 1 will now be issue number 6, with 56 pages, and full color, for the same cover price as the special issue, of $6.99. That's 8 extra pages, and now in color instead of black and white, for the same price. Issue 6 is available now, via the SRG.com STORE both in print and digital, as well as comic shops via Haven Distribution (order code SUPRSUP101).

Part 2, the series conclusion, will be released as a 32 page issue 7 this December.


As always, thanks for all the support!
With the book's hiatus, and now delays in the GN and new issue release, it's been almost 2 years between issues!! But, the massive 56 page new issue is here, with the some big revelations in our story, and plenty of action, carnage, and more shocks and surprises to come!
So grab your copy now, or wait a couple months for the whole thing in the graphic novel!

You can of course find more info, previews, and everything at the book's site.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ARTWORK: Dead@17 Afterbirth TPB pinup

Fans of Josh Howard's Dead@17 series keep your eyes peeled for the first Image series, Dead@17 Afterbirth, the 4 issue trade paperback collection due this December (pre-order now).

I'll have a pinup in the book, done in a faux old school cover style, and here's a peek at that, minus the graphics

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TALES FROM NETFLIX: Land of the Lost OUT NOW!


Out this week on DVD and Blu Ray, be sure and pick up Land of the Lost, as no one went and saw this in theaters. Which was a shame. Land of the Lost was an amazing visual treat, packed with fun and humor. And while not for everyone, if you ever watched 70's kid shows, dig Farrell or McBride, or enjoy sci-fi and/or dinosaurs, what are you waiting for?

But don't just take my word for it, here's Harry's latest plug for it...

Also, here's my original post from the movie release, with plenty of screen grabs, and even some fan art...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TSL adds tweet-ability

I have been MIA for a month online...
grew a beard
absconded to the coast
drank lots of booze

but I'm back!

More on all that later...

For now, just know, TSL is in the process of a long overdue update, and I have joined the dark side (Twitter) in an effort to streamline/simplify various online activities moving forward.

The good news is, you get more TSL wunderbar, with less Jason Martin hassle (yay!)!!

So, add me and all that.
(and also note the Twitter widget, on the side of the blog up top)

STAY TUNED

Thursday, August 20, 2009

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: RoboGeisha

From the director of MACHINE GIRL and the effects specialist of TOKYO GORE POLICE (if you don't know one or both of those movies, shame on you, go rectify that) comes the trailer everyone is talking about... ROBOGEISHA!!
What?
That's not the AVATAR trailer AVATAR everyone AVATAR is AVATAR talking about?

Monday, August 17, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: CBR interview and GN update!

Been slammed beyond infinity, and someone forwarded me a link to this, but have not gotten to posting it around...

I did an interview for Comic Book Resources a while back, and they ran it last week HERE

It's centered around Super Real, and the Graphic Novel, and it touches on other stuff too, but mainly I shoot straight about what's what with the book, and how it got to where it's at, format and schedule wise...
It's reformatted in a funky quote laden expose of sorts, and has a couple wonky facts (mainly A) the final issue is being published digitally via SRG and in print via Haven, and B) SRG has always been the publishing company, but only started offering other products, outside Super Real, in 2008), but is a good summary of where we're at with the book and what's to come!
And yes, the book is late.
I scheduled it for July with the hopes of having it for the big cons, but it was too much to finish for that, and got further delayed when I had to drop it for weeks doing the shows, but it's back on track and nearing completion.

It (the graphic novel) will be out in September (along with the final issue), and Diamond will have it out to shops per the original terms and all that. No worries.
It is indeed coming, and SOON!
I promise :)

From there it's over to launch Pulp Girls
Plus there's other exciting stuff moving forward too!!!

STAY TUNED
Lots of cool stuff coming VERY SOON!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meanwhile at the Movies... G.I. JOE... Now I know...

and it's kind of an okay flick.

Mindless? Sure.
Fun? Sort of.
Terrible? Mostly not.
Cool? Sort of.

As the buzz has been, it's nowhere near as horrible as we feared (but that's not saying alot).
The do-hickey suits aren't as bad as they looked, and there's a lot of really decent stuff in play... and yeah, plenty of cheese, and lame casting, performances, and spins on things... but mostly it's an enjoyable romp for 13 year old boys, and those that can throw down with that level of entertainment.
So, me :D

The main offense here is Snake Eyes.
Mis-cast as Ray Park, who has the chops, but a terrible build for the part, Snake looks way too short and stocky, and not very ninja like.
Of course, his god awful suit design doesn't help anything... what the hell is with the Schumacher-style muscle-sculpted torso, with generic JCPenny cargo pants?!?!
To say nothing of those LIPS!!!
My god man, WTF?!?!
Lips?!?
Look, I knew they were coming going in, but they're so much worse than you'd ever think... like Steven Tyler/Easter Island ginormous LIPS?!?!
It's too bad, he's by far the coolest character, and he's woefully mismanaged here.
He looks like a fucking guy in a ninja turtle suit!!! No joke!

In other bad casting news, Channing Tatum can't act his way out of a paper bag, at least in this movie. I've not seen much with him in it, but I got the impression the kid was supposed to be good, and I've nothing against him, he sure looks the part, but man, he was bad, just flat, lifeless, and did I mention BAD?!?

Completing the axis of evil casting? We have Dennis Quaid.
Love the guy, but wow, just a horrible choice for Hawk.
He must be friends with the director, Stephen Sommers.
Because he sure doesn't work here.

And as bad as they all were, the casting is otherwise really good.
Sienna Miller is strong as the Baroness.
Joseph Gordon is solid as what becomes Cobra Commander, in spite of what seemed an odd choice (the kid is just good).
Destro's good, Storm Shadow's good, Scarlett's really good, Mr. Echo... I mean Heavy Duty, even Marlon Wayans is really good with what he's given.

It is odd that the story centers around a pre-Cobra setup, and that so much of what worked so well with the "real American hero" toy line, is not in play, or reworked. The characters and designs at play for that were so ahead of their time, they really didn't need to shy away from most of it.
Hopefully, if we get a sequel, that will all be in more play.

And why, why on Earth, when you've got a classic piece of iconic music, like the theme from the cartoon, is it nowhere to be found?!?!
Especially when there's no score to speak of?!?!
Why do studios keep ignoring the music??!!
The score can take a decent movie, and elevate it.
For god's sake, where was the music?!?
That's half the fucking battle you twits, not ham fisting the tag lines into self-referential in-joke bullshit dialogue!!!!??!!
Fuck!

Then there's the direction of the story, more espionage than battle, again, which we knew going in, with the "global team" focus, and it mostly works, but then at the end we get a 50,000 leagues under the sea/Phantom Menace Gungan city battle, and it's supposed to play like a mix of Battlestar Galactica, and Star Wars, but it really just looks silly and has no real punch.

Then, there's the limited scope of the Joe cast of characters.
We only really get a sense of their scale in an early montage, and otherwise follow a half dozen or so main characters throughout, with generic soldiers filling in the background.
Lame.

So, despite all of my many grievances, I still rather enjoyed the movie, and think it was, in spite of being another watered-down Hollywood botch job, a mostly fun flick, that I'd be happy to watch again. It does get some of it right, and contain some of the vibe we all loved so much with the toys, comics, and cartoons. Some tweaking to Snake Eyes, soul infusion for Tatum, and embracing of the source material, and the franchise could be a winner.

RECOMMENDED (for Joe fans)
MILDLY RECOMMENDED (for non-Joes)


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con this weekend

I'll be in Chicago (Rosemont, IL) all weekend for the big comic show, formerly Wizard World Chicago, now called Chicago Comic-Con.

The show starts Thursday 8/6, for preview night, and runs through Sunday 8/9.

I'll be exhibiting in artist alley, space 4228.

I'll have the new Pulp Girls convention books (limited to 250 copies, and going going), the Pulp Girls limited silk screen print (limited to 150 copies), Super Real comics, SRG Presents Gnome and Wolves of Odin books, fan art prints, sketchbooks, and more!
Of course I'll have and be doing sketches.
Also, I'll have copies of my buddy Dan Mendoza's Comic-Con sellout, ZOMBIE TRAMP, in a new "SR DISTRO" printing (SR Distro is a new direct sales distribution model I might try out)!!!

Lots of cool stuff!

Can't wait for the show, and to see all the cool friends, fans, and comic book fiends!

I may even get to check out Chi-town a bit on Monday before my flight (fun fact, I was born in East Chicago) ;)
and of course deep dish pizza, and White Castles are on my to-do list (along with maybe seeing some family).

Phew, I'm worn out just thinking about it!

See ya there!

Here's a couple pre-done sketches I'll have at the show and a sample of the Pulp Girls convention book sketch page (and sketch):

Friday, July 31, 2009

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Pulp Girls and Wolves

Still digging out from Comic-Con (and Wizard Comic-Con is only 6 days away!!)...

I put a brief con recap on my DeviantArt journal, but there were a couple web updates today to share...

1) Pulp Girls (as well as Dan Mendoza's Zombie Tramp) got some love over on the Comic Monsters website, a cool destination if you dig horror, and comics, natch ;)
Check that out HERE

2) WolvesofOdin.com debuts the new ongoing Wolves of Odin webcomic sequel to the SRG Presents: Wolves of Odin OGN from last November, starting today!
Check out the updates HERE

Monday, July 20, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: SDCC 09 info

Hey everyone!

Been real busy finishing up the Super Real graphic novel and final issue special, it's coming together very well... and also getting my new project, Pulp Girls, ready to debut at the big summer cons. Which brings me to...

I'll be exhibiting Super Real Graphics at booth 5331 in the independent publisher area at San Diego Comic-Con for the entire show, 7/22-7/26

That's right, this year I've moved over from small press, to a full booth (no promises for next year though)!!!

At the booth with me will be:

Dan Mendoza - artist - Super Real, Pulp Girls
Dave Dwonch (Friday and Saturday) - creator - SRG Presents Gnome
Grant Gould (Thursday-Sunday, first hour of each day) - creator - SRG Presents Wolves of Odin
Jerry Gaylord (limited times) - artist - Super Real, Pulp Girls
and maybe John (Super Ugly) Williams - cover artist - Gnome and G4TV SDCC correspondent... if we're lucky (for all you star fuckers out there!) ;)

And maybe some other folks, it'll be a bit of a revolving door of SRG friends.

We'll have:

A special pre-sale offer for the Super Real graphic novel (see below for details)
SRG Presents Gnome and Wolves of Odin
and my new project debuting at the show, Pulp Girls

Pulp Girls info

If you can't make the show, the Pulp Girls con books are available via the website too here
Check that out, it's really cool stuff man!

All artists, including myself, can of course also do sketch commissions and signings.

Hope to see you at the show!

Next stop... Wizard World Chicago!

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SUPER REAL GN PRE-SALE DETAILS:

Since the books aren't ready for the big show, I'm having a special offer for those who haven't already signed up for it with their shops (which I'll also offer for a limited time via the site for those who can't make the show).
If you pre-pay for your copy of the book, you'll get:
The book shipped to you, free shipping
A pre-sale only sketch plate, with an original character sketch
And a free copy of either SRG Presents Gnome, or Wolves of Odin

Saturday, July 18, 2009

PULP GIRLS DEBUTS at COMIC-CON '09

My new project, that I've been developing over the last year, Pulp Girls, is debuting next week at San Diego Comic-Con!

But just what is Pulp Girls?

Well, besides being really cool and exciting, let me give you a better idea...

Pulp Girls is a collection of concepts - inspired from grindhouse cinema, pulp heroes, and similar genre roots - in small cliffhanger style format, all with a female-centric twist.
In your face, fun, dangerous, colorful, short, and sweet.

GIRLS + WEAPONS x DANGER = PULP GIRLS

Ever since the release of the Grindhouse double-feature, there's been a shift in the pop-art/comic world, and a move to the more subversive genre fare that inspired that film. And while it didn't set any box office records, it's impact can be seen everywhere in comics, from the pulpy books on the rise, to the retro color effects and cover designs seen industry wide.
Pulp Girls is a celebration of that spirit, taking it to another level.
The artists, concepts, characters, and themes all share a similar drive, that provides for both unique stories and art, that also complement each other perfectly!
Rock'n'roll midnight movie serials.

The project features many talented creators, from across the globe...
England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, France, Mexico, and of course, the good ol' U S of A!
Just to name a few.

Creators like:
The Boo (Transformers Animated), Jerry Gaylord (ID Comics), Grant Gould (Star Wars the Clone Wars online), Josh Howard (Dead@17), Jason Martin (Super Real), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), Hector Sevilla (Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular), Nate Stockman, Bob Strang, Justin Wayne, and many more!

Basically, the same contemporary, colorful, animated house style I employ with Super Real Graphics.


Pulp Girls will be debuting at San Diego Comic-Con 2009, at the Super Real Graphics booth, 5331 (in the independent publishers area at the front of the hall).

We'll have a limited edition 2009 convention book that showcases the upcoming series available at the show, while supplies last.


The books are limited to 250 copies, and are an over-sized 8.5x11" perfect bound format, in full color, and feature 72 pages of Pulp Girls content!

They're $20 each (plus US shipping), come with a sketch, and you can pre-oder a limited number of them now if you can't make it to the show, right here via PayPal:



















The 09 convention books have several of our complete serials, early versions of others, as well as some teasers, and pinups, in addition to an art section from our cover artist, the astonishing Bob Strang.
It’s really like an art book with comics, and as such, the book will make a great addition to both your reading stack, and your bookshelf!
We truly have some amazing artists, characters, and stories featured here.


Stay tuned to PulpGirls.com for more details on the developing project soon!
There's much more on the way!!

Jason Martin
(Super Real Graphics - Pulp Girls creator/editor)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Grant Gould, rockstar!

Grant Gould, creator of SRG Presents Wolves of Odin, has a super fan, Jarmo from Finland...
He's super because he does things like taking the time to create 4 minute YouTube videos promoting Grant, and not only that, half the video showcases Wolves of Odin. So, check it out, because of course Wolves is cool, but ya know, so is Grant, and you can peek at his awesome 2009 sketchbook and some of his other non Wolves artwork!!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: SRG Gnome cover artist on ATTACK OF THE SHOW, named SDCC correspondent!!!

The first SRG Presents volume, Gnome - by Dave Dwonch, sported a cover by his friend, bay area rapper/artist, Super Ugly (aka John Williams). We all just did a room share for Heroes con, and John had submitted for G TV's SDCC 09 guest correspondent contest... "Dark Horse Pop Culture Fanatic"

Turns out John was announced as the winner live on ATTACK OF THE SHOW today!!!

Congrats Ugly!!!!

So, John should be doing some of the on camera work for G4/AOTS during their hours of live Comic-Con coverage... NICE!

You can find John/Ugly's art HERE
and music HERE

Dave and John also do a pod cast, The Geek Savants, for which I was a guest during Heroes con... check out the podcast HERE

That's right kids, comic book dreams really do come true!!!
Now let's get some SRG love on G4 baby!!!!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Meanwhile at the Movies... Inglourious new trailer

In case ya didn't know, I got a giant man-sized crush on Tarantino... I appreciate visionary creators, and he definitely changed the landscape of film. So, of course I'm stoked for the August release of Inglourious Basterds!!!

The Harry one was kind enough to post this new international trailer for the film, so I thought I'd go ahead and pay it forward...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SUPER REAL NOTES: Heroes Con this weekend!

I'll be in Charlotte North Carolina for the big Heroes Con, this Friday thru Sunday at small press table 840.


This will be my first time at the show, and I'm looking forward to it, as I always here such great things!

I know quite a few friends will be there, and a few others I've yet to meet, so should be good times!

Here's to a good show, and if you're there, please come by and say hello!

I'll of course have comics, sketchbooks, prints, and be doing sketches.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Recent commissions...

Thought I'd share some recent commission work I'd done...



And this Firestar sketchcard that still needs color...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meanwhile at the Movies... Land of the Lost, don't believe the hype

Land of the Lost is all kinds of awesome!!

Made it to the multiplex yesterday, and happy to report Land of the Lost has gotten a really bad rap!

The movie is a visual treat, and is fun, and often funny, throughout.

First, the special effects, they're great. The dinosaurs and world are fully realized and of the highest level. There are tons of different dinosaurs, creatures, and environments at play, and they all look wonderful. Both in terms of quality, and character. The budget on this one really shows.

Second, the art direction and set work, are amazing!
A lot of care and design was put into making the land of the lost unique, vibrant, engrossing, and also very much the orgasmic evolution of the oh so crude original. From the lush forests, to the craggy rocks, to the windswept deserts... they've really built a new dimension for the cast to explore.

Which brings me to, the cast. It's great.
Sure, not everyone is fan of Will Ferrell, and yes, he's in full on man child mode here. But, I suspect even if that's not to your liking, he's solid enough to overlook.
Then we have Danny McBride, who again, has a shtick, and if you're not into his macho redneck loser thing, well, your missing out! I find McBride to be a treat, and anyone who's a fan of Eastbound and Down, will find Danny to be on his game here too.
Which leaves "Holly" and "Chaka", played by Anna Friel, Chuck from the late Pushing Daisies, and Jorma Taccone of SNL respectively. Both are great here. The Chaka from the original series was always more annoying and downright ugly than anything else, except to children, so he's upgraded here to a more cool version, that's a touch easier on the eyes... part caveman, part wookie, and much more low key. And Anna Friel brings the same charm to her role here, with a touch more edge.

As a fan of the mid 70's Sid and Marty Kroft original, the movie is even more rewarding. Sure the main draw as a kid was the dinos, but you also got the epic cool lizard men, the Sleestak, who are also upgraded here. With lavish high tech updates to their cool but low-tech original look, and most of their connecting mythos intact as well; temples, Enik, pit, library of skulls, etc.
It's cool to see that world brought to life with the full budget modern Hollywood treatment, that's faithful to the source.

All that said, is it a great film, or really good story?
No, not really.
But it is a great escape to another dimension of space and time, full of vibrant characters, and fun action.
It's also played very adult for a PG-13 film. It's definitely not aimed at the kids. Just as the show, a Saturday morning kids program, had gobs of actual sci-fi writing that likely zoomed way over our young dino-crazed heads.

Land of the Lost is a tachyon radiated trip to a crazy land of legendary adventures, with potty mouths and humor. The scheduling on this one, a quirky oddity aimed at big kids, releasing amidst the explosion of summer blockbusters, didn't do it any favors, and you might be surprised at just how good this one so many have written off is. Check it out if you ever considered giving it a shot.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


But wait! There's more!!

Check out my posting of the review over on my DeviantArt journal for some discussion on the movie HERE

And hey, I'm not the only one who dug the film, check out these reviews over on AICN!

Annnnd, if you are a true old school Land of the Lost fiend, then you need to check out this fan site I was pointed to from my last LotL post!

Now here's some Land of the Lost fan art by my bud E Pun!