Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

SUPER REAL NOTES - Radio/podcast interview live tomorrow!

I will be the inaugural guest on the premiere episode of my friend Javier Hernandez's new podcast/radio show, Planet Comic Book Radio!

Tune in live from 5 to 6PM tomorrow to (just click on the listen live link) for what I imagine will be a fun and broad discussion of Super Real, myself, and the industry/medium we all love!

Check the snazzy show flyer for more info yo!!! ...
The show is archieved HERE

IN CASE U MISSED IT: Wizard Texas panels I wish I saw

Interesting con wrap up on Blog@Newsarama for this past weekends Wizard World Texas. I had a few friends at the show, a couple for the first time, so I'm anxious to here how they did, and their take on it (it's the only Wizard show I haven't done, and I'm not too impressed with their other shows).

Mainly of note, are some panel roundups...
One with the actress Laura Vandervoort from Smallville who plays Supergirl... something about her, and that role (I really like the character Supergirl), she seems like the perfect fit (almost makes me want to watch the show for the first time since it's series debut)... I also would put her on the short list to star in the movie version of Super Real!

But even better, there were some cool notes/quotes from the Michael Golden comics storytelling panel! Yowza!! To have attended that!!
Mr. Golden is my favorite all time comic artist (I picked up Micronauts #7 off the spinner rack all those years ago, and he did the first 12 issue run there plus many covers, as well as covers on another childhood favorite, ROM Spaceknight, and a single issue of Star Wars that was my favorite of that lengthy run!), and the only creator I geeked out and went fanboy on, waiting at his table to get signatures at this years Emerald City Comic Con!!

Pop on over and check it out HERE

Monday, November 12, 2007


It's official, Super Real VS The Movie Industry Special is done and off to the printer!

I'd planned to have the book wrapped by the first week of October, but missed that date, and have spent pretty much the last 4 to 5 weeks working on finishing it in every spare minute, so I'm very happy to be done. The book is massive, and proved to be much more of a challenge than I had thought. Originally conceived as about 35 pages and involving 4 additional artists, it wound up 43 pages and with 14 different creators (not counting me), with a 5 page artist jam section added, and a couple of awesome pinups. Also, for the four featured guest artists, I'd offered to color their sections of find colorists for them if they liked, and two of them took me up on it, and I never set up any coloring help, so that added 16 pages of coloring to my workload.

This was also the first time I had any help with lettering, with my friend Joshua Crawley of Wisconsin (a comic shop manager by day) taking on that task. As I suspected though, it took a lot of hands on from me to work with someone else on that. Nothing against Josh, he was awesome, I'm just not used to structuring things so that the lettering can be cleanly handed off... I can only imagine how much time and effort it would have took without him, and together we came up with some great stuff!

Setting up an artist jam section, collaborating with letterers, lining up pinups, it all helps make this new book something really special (no pun intended). Hopefully making for a great read for any fan of the book, or genre movies. The script is really a fun romp through elements of some of the most beloved movies and themes of recent generations. Kind of like taking the Epic/Scary Movie franchise approach, where a cast winds through countless familiar film scenarios, but taking an action slant instead of parody (not that there isn't comedy gold to be mined along the way), with the added bonus of sampling some amazing artistic talent, most of which no ones had a chance to see before! I'm very proud of this book, and all the many contributors and the amazing work they put in for this little project of mine.

And that's not the end of it either, I've also got the great folks at Ape Entertainment managing the printing of the book, and going to a lot of extra effort, mostly to help support other small press creators. Even with them trying to turn the book around in two weeks (well under there normal lead time), the books most likely won't hit Diamond and comic shop shelves until early December. I will keep the schedule updated here and at the website as things fall into place though.

In the meantime, I'll continue to share artwork from the book. Today, in celebration of the books completion, here's the artwork from the last page...

The bottom third of the page is left open because that's where the end credits go, movie style, to wrap things up.

Thanks again to everyone who's ordered and waiting for the book, and especially all my friends I've been honored enough to work with on the project!


Monday, November 05, 2007

SUPER REAL SPECIAL: VS The Movie Industry / PREVIEW 11 - Jason Martin / PART 2

Getting the book ready for the printer, unfortunately a bit behind schedule, but I haven't shared any artwork in a bit, so here's another page from my section...

As you can see, my section is inspired by a classic blockbuster that's set to return next year...

Look for an update on the schedule soon, but have no fear, the book will be hitting shops soon!

Stay tuned for more updates!