Thursday, March 21, 2013

AN ACT OF FAITH #2 now on sale!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

AN ACT OF FAITH now on sale!



AN ACT OF FAITH #1 is now on sale at iVerse Media and here.

AN ACT OF FAITH #1 is available on the ComicsPlus app by iVerse Media. Download the app. Each issue costs $1.99.

You can download the app at the Apple store.

If you’re not using an app and prefer to download and read the book on the web, here's a direct link to the book.

AN ACT OF FAITH is a downloadable digital comic that can be purchased through iVerse Media, and read on tablets, smart phones, and computers. Each new issue will be available every six weeks, or so.

AN ACT OF FAITH is self-published by Messianic Comics. The comic is aimed at a readership of thirteen-years of age and older.

AN ACT OF FAITH introduces readers Rebecca Stern as she begins her career as a super-hero. What will happen when our young heroine joins forces with Nemish-Man, Kid-Cockroach, and Professor Jack in retrieving the Sword of Eden (the legendary sword used by angels to keep Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden). In their adventures, our heroes battle demons, zombies, a bunch of ninja, and other super-villains. And how will these super-heroes cope when they must combat mythological villains such as Count Orlok or the Green Knight? If that ain’t enough, will our heroes be capable of locating Noah’s Ark?

For AN ACT OF FAITH comics news and preview artwork, stop by www.anactoffaithcomic.com.

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Let me know what you think of AN ACT OF FAITH.

Thanks for reading.

Holy is Yeshua!

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Vampires should be dusted, not hugged!"



Above: Line art for the cover to AN ACT OF FAITH #5 by me.

This past week, I’ve been working on the covers for AN ACT OF FAITH. Here’s the line art for the cover to issue five.

I suppose there’s always been a sense of romanticism associated with vampires in fiction. There’s been Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s NOSFERATU, Bela Lugosi, and Anne Rice’s VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (I think that that’s when things started getting really weird), to name the most prominent.

Nowadays, though, things have been getting way out of hand with TWILIGHT and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Vampires are walking dead things. They shouldn’t be nice guys that all of the young girls want to make smoochies with. Vampires make excellent villains. They should be dusted, not hugged.

That’s going to be one of my points with AN ACT OF FAITH #5.



Isaiah 5:20 (King James Version): Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

LETHARGIC LAD 2011...



Above: Cover to Greg Hyland’s LETHARGiC LAD 2011. Lethargic Lad and all other prominent Lethargic Lad characters are TM and © 2012 Greg Hyland.

Tired of comics that are reboots? Annoyed with comics that are the "New" that, or "Next" this, or full of "52" crap? Then, it’s time you gave up on corporate super-hero comics and paid more attention to super-hero comics that are fun.

Today, my mailbox gave me LETHARGiC LAD 2011. The book was signed, numbered, and included a keen "Holy Crap" Lethargic Lad cover sketch by cartoonist Greg Hyland. LETHARGiC LAD 2011 is nicely printed, and the widescreen format is brilliant (as always). (Greg is still very smart.)

Greg’s writing is hysterical and his artwork is sharp. (Nice inking, Mr. Hyland.) And Greg’s annotations are entertaining and informative.

With LETHARGiC LAD 2011, Greg mocks WIZARD magazine (and who really doesn’t want to?), Rebecca Black (I forget who she is), super-hero deaths in comics, DC’s ‘New 52’, and Frank Miller’s HOLY TERROR (My favorite part of the book. But unlike Greg, I did enjoy HOLY TERROR.).

If you want to read comics that are witty and fun, then you’ll love LETHARGiC LAD 2011. I did.

To order the limited edition LETHARGiC LAD 2011 and to read new weekly LETHARGiC LAD webcomics, stop by the LETHARGiC LAD website.

I give LETHARGiC LAD 2011 four out of five NM’s:

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

The 2012 Harvey Awards...



Below are my votes for the 2012 Harvey Awards. I didn’t vote in all of the categories. I had a tough decision to make with the "BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES" category. I love both ATOMIC ROBO and RACHEL RISING. I did vote for RACHEL RISING for "BEST NEW SERIES."

BEST LETTERER
Chris Eliopoulous, FEAR ITSELF, Marvel Comics

BEST COLORIST
Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE FURY, Dark Horse

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL
MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, syndicated by King Features Syndicate

BEST NEW SERIES
RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
PS MAGAZINE: THE BEST OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE MONTHLY, Abrams ComicArts

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
WALT SIMONSON'S THE MIGHTY THOR ARTIST'S EDITION, IDW

BEST COVER ARTIST
Mark Simpson (Jock), DETECTIVE COMICS, DC Comics

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION
PS MAGAZINE: THE BEST OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE MONTHLY, Abrams ComicArts

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR ARTIST'S EDITION, edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
ATOMIC ROBO AND THE GHOST OF STATION X, Red 5 Comics



Above: And, of course, I voted for the still awesome cover to DETECTIVE COMICS #880 by Mark "Jock" Simpson.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Stan Lee on Creator’s Rights...



Above: Comics legend, Stan "The Man" Lee.

In an interview, Stan Lee shares his opinions concerning comic book Creator’s Rights:

Then I ask him if he feels, in general, that the comic-book industry has been fair to comic-book creators.

"I don't know," Stan says. "I haven't had reason to think about it that much." Five-second pause. "I think, if somebody creates something, and it becomes highly successful, whoever is reaping the rewards should let the person [who] created it share in it, certainly. But so much of it is — it goes beyond creating. A lot of people put something together, and nobody really knows who created it, they're just working on it, y'know? But little by little, the artists and the writers now are a different breed than they were, and most of them, if they create anything new, they insist that they be part owners of it. Because they know what happened to Siegel and Shuster, and to me, and to people like that. I don't think it's a problem anymore. They make much more money than they used to make, when I was there. Proportionately.

"Everybody thought that I was the only one that was getting paid off, but I never received any royalties from the characters. I made a good living, because I was the editor, the art director, and the head writer. So I got a nice salary. That was all I got. I was a salaried guy. But it was a good salary. And I was happy."

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Monday, May 7, 2012

180 Movie...

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Podcasting: The Avengers Movie and Creator's Rights...



The Avengers movie is taking over the world. A new video by Mike Kitchen and Blair Kitchen "talk about conventions, and The Avengers Movie, and Creator’s Rights, and other comic stuff." At the 22-minute mark, the Creator’s Rights website,"Ya Can't Erase Ink...", is mentioned. For me, in regards to comics, there’s nothing more important than the treatment of comic book creators.

For more information about comic book Creator’s Rights, visitYa Can't Erase Ink... Here, we will feature conversations and interviews with Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch, and others about The Creator’s Bill of Rights and other Creator’s Rights issues.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Free Comic Book Day!!!



Don’t forget about Free Comic Book day… which is May 5th.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Resurrection Day!



Matthew 28:2-10 (King James Version):

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you."

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All hail." And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, "Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."

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