Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Larvae Boy Logo

...created for the story "Gypsy Moths and Thieves", to be published in The Signifiers #3.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Comic Book Hand Lettering Vs. Computer Lettering

All will be revealed in the e-Book I'm writing this week on how to draw comic books old school style. Methods, tips and tricks to learn by beginners and pros alike!

I'll post more info about it here ASAP.
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Recently Read: Hand of Fire: the Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Charles Hatfield's analysis of Kirby's working methods and the probable apogee of his career as a storyteller is scholarly, thought-provoking, well-researched and perhaps, in places, controversial.

I'm looking forward to finding the time to write and post some notes and thoughts about the book and asking Charles, who I had the pleasure of talking to at this year's Mix comics symposium at CCAD, some follow-up questions. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, consider purchasing and reading the book:
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Is This Your Art?

Sometime in the past (I'm guessing around twenty years ago), I received a page of artwork from artist Darrell Grant for me to ink. I've searched for Darrell on Facebook and through the Small Press Association, to no avail.

If you're Darrell Grant, please contact me. If you'd still like me to ink the page, I can do that, too!
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Squinty the Comical Pig

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Machine Man 9.1 Inked

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A Wing Piano Shipped Absolutely Free!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Signifiers Plugged on SciFi Pulse!

Click here for a nice plug for The Signifiers #2 on the science fiction TV, comics and movie news site:
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Ditkomania #89

Just received issue 89 (#223 of 300 copies) of Ditkomania in the mail from publisher Rob Imes.

The regularly published zine features of three reviews of Craig Yoe's recent The Creativity of Ditko and more, including a strip, Ditko Reconsidered, by Javier Hernandez!

Ordering info here:
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Incredible Tasty Food from Frankie's Pizza

One half  pepperoni, bacon, meatball, and hot sausage, the other half pepperoni, mushroom and banana pepper.

16" hand tossed - all pepperoni and hamburger, with half sausage and mushroom

16" Chicken Alfredo - Chicken, bacon, and red onion with a base of white garlic sauce.

16" hand tossed cheese pizza with garlic white sauce as a base
16" pepperoni.

Chili cheese fries.

Coney pizza.

French fries loaded with bacon, chili, and double cheddar cheese, with onions and jalapeno peppers, w sour cream. Yum!!

Pepperoni, hot sausage, onion, jalapeƱos, and black olives.

14" ham and banana pepper pizza.

If you live in the central Ohio area, check out my sister Debbie's pizza shop here:
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Machine Man, the Living Robot 9.1

What if Jack Kirby had drawn one more issue?
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Edison Fireside Phonograph Shipped Free!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Let a Nix Artist Draw a Comic for You!

Feeling blue? How about your choice of a Nix Comics artist (moi included) and writer drawing a custom made comic book for you or your business?

The option is one of 16 or so pledge levels on Ken Eppstein's The Big Ask on Kickstarter. Boldly seeking funding for an entire year's worth of Nix Comics goodness, the Kickstarter initiative encompasses a broad range of pledge levels - so if you can't spring for the big kahuna described above, consider making a smaller pledge! Hint: I'm already working on a new Vicar story for Nix Comics Quarterly #5.

Check it all out here:
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Petra Goldberg, Unsung Colorist

I love the colors Petra Goldberg used in these panels from Machine Man #5; colors so vivid they look good even through Marvel's then-crappy printing on low-quality paper, using plastic printing plates.

Petra Goldberg was a pseudonym for Petra Scotese, whose work I also remember enjoying on Thor and other mid-'70s Marvel comics.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Jersey Gods, You Are Missed

Why didn't this excellent, fun series by Glen Brunswick and Dan McDaid find an audience large enough to keep it alive? A shame, really.

Above cover by Darwyn Cooke.
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Chris Yambar at Mid Ohio Con 2003

I love Yambar's work for Bongo Comics and the Popeye issue he worked on.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Which Joe Palooka Cover Looks More Appealing and Fun?

Just sayin'.

1948, Harvey and IDW, 2012, respectively.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Be Seeing You!

Quacky Pig pencils.
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"I Want Men Who Will Treat Me Square"

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Signifiers #2 First Shipment

We received the first shipment of 95 copies of The Signifiers #2 from IC Geeks Publishing yesterday!

Copies for Kickstarter pledgers are going out in the mail starting today! Thank you for your patience.

For those pledgers who are local to C-Bus and others who're interested in purchasing copies, I will have copies on hand at the Bowl Full of Happiness Sea Monkeys tribute exhibit at Wild Goose Creative this Thursday evening. I'll also post here when copies are available in local comic shops.

In addition, I have a special PayPal two-pack sale for Sig. No. 1 and 2 on my website starting now:

More Sig. news soon.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

New M.R. Neno Productions Catalog 2012

Printing a new, full-color catalog today in conjunction with the release of The Signifiers #2. Free upon request!
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Magazines I've Read Recently, October 15th, 2012

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Who Is the Voyst?

A mini-poster which'll be inserted for free into all Kickstarter-funded, mail-ordered and hand-sold copies of The Signifiers #2.

More mini Voyst posters are already drawn for The Signifiers #3 and 4.
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Rothschild & Company: No Puzzle Schemes

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pics from the Wild Goose Creative Membership Kickoff Party

Matt Monta performs.

Draw a goose!

One of Wild Goose Creative's co-founders, Jessie Boettcher.

Storyteller Ryan Hoke, bathed in light.

Yummy food was contributed by Pattycake Bakery, Dan the Baker, Darista Cafe, Sassafras Bakery and many other generous WGC supporters!

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