I might be the most inconsistent blogger ever, but in 2013 I plan to turn that around! Hope some of you out there are still reading!
2012 was a huge year for me professionally. I gained a lot of confidence in my comic and illustration work by laying out, penciling, inking and lettering a 128 page graphic novel called "Dirt: Tornado Water," written by John Morello and colored by Joshua Jensen. Take a look at it at www.iamdirt.com and let us all know what you think! It's available in print or for Kindle, i-Pad and i-Phone.
While this ambitious undertaking had a huge and positive impact on my level of experience and portfolio of work, it also took up so much of my time and creative energy that I was unable to continue working on the Pale Dragon mini series for the duration of the project. But now I'm finally ready to get back to work! The script for issue 2 has been given a touch of edits, has been reviewed by a trusted (and patient) test audience and is currently being laid out for pencils. Can't wait to get moving on it, as this portion of the story is the core inspiration for the whole character and central theme of the book. In comics, origins always make the most fun and interesting stories, and in Kung Fu movies the training sequences are always the best. So, get ready for a montage...
In other news, I just recently sent off a few pages of the first issue to colorist Josh Jensen who has agreed to lend his talent to this and (hopefully) future installments of the book, so look for a full color re-release of Pale Dragon #1 in the next few months... Or sooner, since Mr. Jensen is not only good with the tablet, but so fast he's hard to keep up with!
Ok, this book isn't going to draw itself! I guess that's it for now.
-Kung Fu Mike
PS - Take a look at my website at www.McNemesis.com. Recently added more to the portfolio sections and made it easier to find some art or contact me.