Friday, December 30, 2011

Moon Prince Page 93: The Bat-man Speaks!





















This week, we hear from the bat-man. But what are we hearing???

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grammy Time



















I usually try to keep my "work" life separate from my "art" life (which I flog through this blog), but I'm making an exception to give a shout out to two of my favorite day job co-workers, Dave Bett and Michelle Holme from Sony Music, who were recently nominated for a Grammy for "Best Boxed / Special Limited Edition Package" for Bruce Springsteen's "The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story."

I did some of the imaging work for them and I got to see the enormous care, attention to detail, and meticulous organization (it was a huge undertaking) they put into this project. You can see the package, including a gallery of many of the booklet pages, here.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Rough Pearl Page 7





















This week, Adam hates on Jersey.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Moon Prince Page 92: Angry Pirates!





















This week: those are some mad pirates!

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- and Merry Christmas from Kevin, Melissa, Max and Molly!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!



Here's a video I wrote and co-directed many years ago for the Crash Test Dummies - it's their version of "The First Noel". We shot it in a pizza joint in Niagara Falls, Canada in a single day - then had to go shoot another video for them (for their cover of "Androgynous" by the Replacements) at a nearby amusement park for the following two days!

If you look closely, Brad (the lead singer) is holding a "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug, which I asked the props person to go buy somewhere. The next day, on the set, I looked closely at the mug and realized he'd drawn it on in magic marker, having been unable to find one in a store! He did a good job, too.

When the camera pans over to Ellen Reid sitting at the piano it's a deliberate nod to the opening credits for Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rough Pearl Page 6





















This week: Adam is self-obsessed.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Marc Sobel Interviews Me at Graphic Eye

Comics writer Marc Sobel (he of the widely followed recent issue by issue analysis of Love and Rockets, which is being turned into a book in the near future) has a long interview with me up at Graphic Eye

Friday, December 16, 2011

Moon Prince Page 91: Ahoy, Bat-men!





















This week: more violence!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Short Interview

There's a short interview with me up at Jazma Online, the comics and entertainment site. Just click here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Ugly Thumbnails

Many cartoonists create beautiful little pages of preparatory drawings for their comics called "thumbnail" pages. My friend Bishakh Som, who is a wonderful cartoonist (you can see his work here) posted some of his thumbnail pages on Facebook last week that were just gorgeous, and suggested to me that I post some for The Moon Prince.

I'm sort of torn about this, because my thumbnail pages are very loose and scribbly. I use them to write the dialogue and plan the sequence, design and layout of the drawings, but the drawings themselves sure aren't much to look at. On the other hand, I guess it's sort of fun to see to see the process that goes into making comics like these, and I like to give visitors to this site something to look at while they're waiting for new pages of comics (stay tuned for more piracy and warfare on the Moon this Friday!).

So, without further ado, here are some of my ugly thumbnails, followed by the finished black and white drawings for the page they're from and the final colored page, with all the water and spooky fog. 



Monday, December 12, 2011

Rough Pearl Page 5: An Encounter with the Chair





















This week, Adam thinks bad thoughts.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Moon Prince Page 90: Kitko's Revenge!





















This week: Kitiko don't play like that!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cedric Murray - Behind the scenes!





















Here's another behind the scenes peek at a photo used to make the Moon Prince. In this case, it's the author (Kevin Mutch) himself posing for Cedric Murray all the way back on page 4!

Stay tuned for this Friday's page, where Kitiko gets really mad!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rough Pearl Page 4: Welcome to My Lair!





















Here's the latest rough and scribbly page of my Fantastic Life sequel. This week, Adam and a pretty young student are alone in his office.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Moon Prince Page 89: Batmen! On the Moon!





















This week - a fight to the death in the Lunar skies!

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