pizza-party:

Victor Santos is posting some great process pieces over on his blog. Here’s one for the Furious #1 cover.

pizza-party:

spacebarbarian:

Last week, we posted the first three pages and a link back to the official site, but… here’s the whole, glorious thing for you, Tumblr!

Mars: Space Barbarian in “Only the Strong”

Story by Jim Gibbons

Art and lettering by Andrew MacLean

Colors by Ryan Hill

Co-created by Gibbons and MacLean

This is the first 5 pages from our new randomly updating sci-fi swords and sorcery webcomic and we certainly hope you enjoy them.

Head over to SpaceBarbarian.com for future comics, covers, sketches, and process posts. And follow us here on tumblr at SpaceBarbarian.tumblr.com for even more Mars-related madness!

(Many, many thanks to those that helped spread the word about our little comics endeavor last week! You guys and gals are the best!)

Thought I’d send this one around the ol’ Tumblr one more time…

pizza-party:

Check out the first 7 pages of Furious #1! On sale January 29!

She is almost here!

spookychan:

First! Just what is BLAM! Ventures?

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BLAM! Ventures is a guerrilla studio that ‘packages’ prose and comic projects for release through other publishers, including creator owned projects originated in house.  Projects are finished at BLAM!— pencils, colors, word balloons, graphic design, etc.— and then are offered to one of our many publishing partners. With five major graphic novel releases over a four year publishing history, BLAM! is now looking for a few good artists to become part of the magic that will be BLAM!s next wave of releases.

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Who will you be working with?

WRITER/CREATOR:

Andrew E. C. Gaska

[Writing credits: Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, SPACE:1999 Aftershock & Awe, Classic SPACE:1999 To Everything That Was, Critical Millennium, and the upcoming Charger and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Killer]

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ART DIRECTOR:

Chandra Free

[Artist/Writer/Creator of The God Machine. Colorist on Mice Templar. Artist on various books.]

COORDINATOR:

Katie Delz

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Type of job:

Co-creator status with Mr. Gaska, including joint ownership of IP.

Percentage of sales on back end (no upfront payment).

Base requirements:

Sense of humor.

Not easily offended.

English reading comprehension.

Ability to meet deadlines and complete projects in a timely manner.

Appropriate art style (see below).

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THE BOOKS & STYLES WE’RE LOOKING FOR—-

SUPER HERO BOOK:

Super-Hero style (looking for a more stylized or more realistic than typical super-hero art.) Need to be great with military (i.e. guns, vehicles, uniforms), architecture and environments. Must be able to produce finished pencils (inks if necessary). Must be able to draw mass destruction on a global scale! Ability to color is preferred, but not required.

Estimated book length: 200pp

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LOVECRAFTIAN BOOK:

Black & White art. Art in the vain of an Edgar Rice Burroughs/Bernie Wrightson/Frank Frazetta/Al Williamson-esque pen & ink-like style.

Estimated book length: 100pp

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THRILLER BOOK:

Realistic/ Modern-noir style. Takes place in the present. Need to be great with architecture, environments, gun, vehicles, etc. Ability to color is preferred, but not required.

Estimated book length: 120pp

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ADVENTURE PULP BOOK:

Kinetic & Bold style— i.e. Bill Sienkiewicz, Frank Miller, Gerry Alanguilan. Historical accuracy for late 1800’s to WWII. Ability to color is preferred, but not required.  

Estimated book length: 140pp

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SUBMISSION:

Please tell us which book you are applying for (a good place to start!)

Send us links to jpeg samples of your sequential art that tells a story (6-10 pages), Illustrations & pin-ups (your top 5), a list of your previous experience in comics (not required, but helps!), your website that links to your digital portfolio (not required, but, again, helps.) Please try to show us your work that relates to the book you are applying to (i.e. for the Lovecraftian Book requires a pen & ink style with a pulpy style. Pulpy b&w examples would be a must for you to show us if you can do it.)

PLEASE DO NOT SEND OVER THE AMOUNT THAT IS ASKED FOR. GIVE US YOUR STRONGEST MATERIAL AND YOUR BEST COMIC PAGES THAT TELL A CONTINUOUS STORY!

Please only apply if you are committed to finishing a complete graphic novel as per the estimated page counts listed above. Ownership in these IPs is dependent on delivering a completed publishable story. Only the serious need apply.

CONTACT:

BLAM! Ventures / Katie Delz: katiedelz@blamventures.com

Subject line: BLAM! SUBMISSION [TITLE OF PROJECT(S) YOU’RE SUBMITTING TO HERE]

(via spookychan)

pizza-party:

Get ready for Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos’ FURIOUS! This book is a truly unique superhero story that you’ll have to read to believe! Tell your retailer to order you a copy!
This is the cover to issue #2.

pizza-party:

Get ready for Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos’ FURIOUS! This book is a truly unique superhero story that you’ll have to read to believe! Tell your retailer to order you a copy!

This is the cover to issue #2.

pizza-party:

fjbarb:

andrewmaclean:

MARS: SPACE BARBARIAN in its entirety.

Jim Gibbons, Andrew MacLean, Ryan Hill.

Love this.

Reblogging Frank as my example, but it goes way beyond that…

As a humble editor trying his hand at writing for the first time, it’s incredibly encouraging and heartening that so many comics creators and comics journalists—people within the industry—have taken an interest in Mars. My deepest thanks doesn’t even begin to cover how much the tweets, reblogs, and kind words mean to me. Thank you all.

Oh? What’s that? You guys all just love Andrew’s fantastic art and Ryan’s amazing colors? Right… that makes sense…

(But seriously, thanks so much!)

By my Dark Horse editor…
He writes too! :D 

(Source: spacebarbarian)

pizza-party:

The character Furious breaks my heart almost as much as telling her story inspires me. I believe that when a creator cares that much for their characters…magic happens. I hope this book makes readers angry; that it makes them laugh; that I scare the hell out of her audience, and then bring a tear to their eye. No creator should ever strive for less.” — Bryan JL Glass

AMEN, BROTHER!

villainyforbeginners:

crown of fools #1: thor, sif and the warriors three wander into a mysterious structure that has materialized in asgard overnight. as they walk down the halls, each is confronted with their heart’s desire, something so enticing that they cannot possibly walk away. volstagg discovers an endless feast, fandral rescues a maiden, hogun tests his mettle and sif happens upon an empty throne; an opportunity to both command and serve.

thor…finds loki.

This made my day! :D

(via does-your-road-go-noplace)

pizza-party:

Finally happened! January 2014 solicits feature 10 different projects I worked on… which is the limit of photos you can upload into a single tumblr post! It’s like some sort of weird “work meets internet” accomplishment!

The comics…

Captain Midnight #7: Cover by Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott.

#1 for $1: Captain Midnight: Cover by Steve Rude.

Skyman #1: Cover and variant cover by Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott.

Furious #1: Cover by Victor Santos.

Juice Squeezers #1: Cover by David Lapham and Lee Loughridge. 

The Massive #19: Cover by JP Leon.

The Strain: The Fall #7: Cover by EM Gist.

Dark Horse Presents #32: Cover by Mick McMahon and Dave Stewart.

Blood Brothers TPB: Cover by Juan Doe. 

More info about all these titles is available over at Comic Book Resources!

FURIOUS #1
Glass & Santos!

Dark Horse Comics

January! 

comfortandadam:

nikaalexandra:

do you ever wake up angry about something

A million times this. Ugh. Before going off on other people’s prejudices and judgments, START WITH YOU. As the prophet said: If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at YOURSELF and make a change.

This contains a universal truth.
Now apply it to your own politics, business, family, friends and faith (or lack of).