Thursday, December 15, 2011

PVT Squeakems


PVT Squeakems was a mouse featured in the Bill Murray movie: 'Scrooged.' Murray's character pretended to almost staple tiny antlers to his head. In real life, when the cameras weren't rolling, he actually DID. Squeakems went nuts and started killing everyone on set. This is a little known story. Thankfully, Santa and his Woodland Creature Commandos enlisted him in order to put his murderous tendencies to good use.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hero Action Persons Join the Devil


So the last couple weeks has been a flurry of activity. Driving the long road of bringing Victoire and the gang out into the world and suddenly we just hit the turbo nitros!
Devil's Due Digital is now the official publisher of Hero Action Persons!

So go over to Amazon and download all 5 issues or all together as one book.
You can also get them at Barnes & Noble too!

More NEWS on the way!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November Challenge


This month Steve Steiner asked us to show how we would catch a Bigfoot. Go over to Odd Kredenzas to find out! This information could help save your life someday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New York Comic Con 2011


BOOM! Hello my friends. Hello internet. You know what? I missed you. How is everyone doing? Dang, it's been awhile. Well, I thought it would be time to recap our recent adventures to the land of the Big Apple. See we have this new project called 'Hero Action Persons'... I may have mentioned it before, I'm not sure. See we put our love, our passion, our peanut butter, and all of the hot sauce we could find- mixed it all together and then started writing and drawing and coloring a comic and we thought it was time to share it with the world! That's a really long sentence. We got some sample books printed, made all of these CD ROMS (yeah I still call them CD ROMS, what of it?) and about 10 or more flyers to hand to ALL of the massive crowds that would run to Graphicly and download all of our comics. That's right. We had our eyes on the prize. It was time to harrass the fans, and the publishers at one of the biggest conventions in the world. No one was safe.



Right off the bat this girl jumped in front of the camera and was all 'take a picture of me holding your best-selling book!' What could I do. This is what we call 'groupies.' I pretty much called the FBI on her because she was so dang excited.



And so then I got inspired and jumped in front of the camera too. Check out that HOT watch I'm wearing there. That's the kind of thing you wear to the convention TO GET NOTICED. Kmart has some great selections nowadays, plus they're very affordable. That's good advice right there. We call that 'money in the bank.' BOOM! You can see that's the New York Comic Con behind me. That's what I was talking about like 2 paragraphs and/or sentences earlier. Just wait till we get inside. There was WAY more than 10 people inside. I'm not even joking.



See what I mean. And this was only the first day. There's not even crazy costumes yet. You can't even imagine it.... Man this is a bad picture. I should really go back on Facebook and try to get some more off of someone else's account, but then there's that whole 'legal' thing. That sucks. Well, just imagine there's like 800 people dressed as THE PREDATOR in this picture and you'll get the idea what Saturday and Sunday was all about. Luckily I hadn't taken a shower in a long time so I was almost totally invisible to them.



So right away as you can see in this picture I got to work. Yeah, I don't like...read comics or uh- shop for wicked awesome toys or anything like that. No. I was pure business. No fear. Just go right out there and impress the heck out of all of those publishers. You can see I'm totally in the zone right now.



Later that night I ran into almost the entire Zuda Comics right there. That was an epic night. MPD57, Alex Vidal, and Mr. Epting the Spelunker. I think here I was trying to warn everyone about THE PREDATORS. I was ready to protect them with my camouflauge. No one was having any of it. I was really ready to throw down and bring the heat though. Just look into my eyes. Yeah.. I know. It's intense.


Here is a picture of the T600 (pretty much the baddest Terminator in my opinion. And I do mean Bad in the righteous sense. because I don't have any pictures of what happend later...Well because again, there's that whole 'legal' thing- but let me just tell you: Perhaps more than one non-alcoholic beverage was consumed by one or more of those people that night.) I also ran into some more great Zuda friends and amazing people in the early hours of the morn. At that point, I can vouch for myself that I was in no condition to operate any thing like a camera. Sorry about that. But I did see the Timonys, Rob Berry, Dan Govar, Kevin Colden, Kwanza, and several others that shouted their names to me in the roar of awesomeness of that night. Just imagine it. Your imagination will do better than any photos I could post. Or I could put up some more pictures of The T600. I've got a lot of those. Man that's an awesome robot.


And so then I met up with Alex again and him and I conspired to get our hands on all of the original art we saw there. Alex had some really good ideas using explosives. I'm not sure they're going to let him visit the USA again, but the CIA did agree those were some totally wicked ideas about how to steal Jack Kirby pages.



Finally, at the end of the trip, I got to talk to this guy who insisted he was the CEO of a REALLY big comic book publisher. I couldn't really understand what publisher he worked for, but I totally gave him my card. I'm sure we'll be hearing something soon. It's about that book we're trying to publish. Did I mention that?



And here's a picture of Lobo. Did you ever read that one? That's the stuff I say.
Well, I'm pretty sure this is the most I've ever written on this blog or anytime since the last day of school in the 6th grade when I had detention and had to write an essay about why I was sorry for something I totally didn't do. I'll talk about that next post.
Until then, Excelsior!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

TKMGK Featured on THE DUCK


It was great to see this when I woke up this morning. Check it out! We started updating TKMGK back in June of 2010 and to see it featured on the main page this week is just too cool. Thank you everyone for your support!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Monkey


Just got back from New York Comic Con. What a blast! I'll write about it next post, right now all I can do is walk around in a jet-laggish zombie haze... and draw monkeys.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Devil Lynch



David Lynch as a DEVIL for the Odd Kredenzas blog.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hero Action Persons


Finished! Read the whole thing here!
And keep up to date on all things HAP at the Chilly Villain Studios blog!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Snatcher Bodies on Graphicly


So we gots a *new* comic out on this excellent site called Graphicly!
It was something I wrote and drew my first year in HK. I was never too happy with my writing on it so it's been sitting on my shelf for years. Until now! Adam Barnett (who wrote the book I've been working on this year) swooped in and re-did all the speech bubbles. The funny thing was though, that I only sent him (1) page at a time so he never knew exactly where he was going with it. It's a crazy fun ride. Check it out won't you? Did we mention it's FREE FREE FREE? We're hoping to use it as the icebreaker for our 5 issue series/book called 'Hero Action Persons'. More on that later though. (I keep saying that don't I?)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kung Fu Monkeyface Trailer


The latest transmission from the Banana Bin!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Process...

Recently I drew a version of the cover for Ghostrider #40 for the Covered blog:



While I've been working on the book with Adam Barnett, I kept this Ghostrider thing going on in the background. I used it as a warm up while I worked on pages, or if I just needed to sit in front of Photoshop for a few minutes everyday. So today I just wanted to show my process on how I got to the finished piece.

The first thing was choosing which cover I wanted to do. I recently picked up the first two volumes of the awesome Marvel Essential Ghostrider series. So this is like the first 50 issues of Ghostrider in two volumes published in B&W phone book size books. This image jumped out at me:



I liked working from the B&W image so I could color it without being influenced by the 'real' colors at all.
So the next step was to just draw ol' GR in my own style. This is the 'getting to know you' phase of the drawing.



SInce the original cover is full of lines and has this gritty raw power, I wanted to see if I could go ultra clean and sharp. I thought it would make a nice contrast. So the next step was to take out the ol' lightbox and start cleaning.



I also drew all of the background elements separately so I could move them all around in Photoshop to my liking.





So then after some manouvering in PS I came up with this:



Then it was on to hours of coloring goodness. PS offers so many different color combinations so easily sometimes it's hard to make up your mind. I eventually got to this one:


But then at the last minute, I decided on this one:


And that is, as they say, is that! :)
Now back to the book...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Home Stretch...



A little sneakity peakity from a book in the works. I promised myself I wouldn't say much about it yet, so I can't, or I'll beat myself up. Or the writer will erase me. But I will say that it's the longest comic I've ever worked on... and I only have a few blocks of pages left to draw and then it's all done. The guy who wrote the script, OK, fine -it's Adam Barnett- put a lot of classic fun into it and there's a lot of heart in there too. It's also one heck of a blast to draw. There's also a really pretty girl who's coloring it all. Ok. That's all I can say for now. I can say no more. More soon. Very soon!

Friday, March 25, 2011

SNATCHER BODIES ON DRIVE THRU COMICS

Adam Barnett and I want you to read our full 68 page FREE COMIC on Drive Thru Comics RIGHT NOW!
Aliens! Robots! Monsters! Mustaches! What more could you want? :)



START READING NOW

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Updates


(Drawing by Escher)

Just wanted to update a few updates before March escapes from us. I'm working hard, drawing like a mad man. I think I've drawn more in the last few weeks than at any other time in my life. It's a great feeling. I feel alive. Like Kurt Russell in 'Big Trouble in Little China' when he drinks the ancient Chinese medicine. =D

So on to the Updates:

Kung Fu Monkeyface is up to Page 35! (written by Sam Little)

TKMGK is up to Page 30! (drawn by Metsuke)

And Snatcher Bodies is up to Page 16! (written by Adam Barnett)

And the Odd Kredenzas are still going strong. There's been a lot of great stuff posted this month, including Leprechauns! That's right.

Take a looksee and let us know what you think.

Secret machinations are in the works right now. I will have some exciting news to post next. Publishing type news. To be continued...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Traveling


Leaving on a jet plane tomorrow to visit a school in China. Gonna be there for about 10 days. Looking forward to it. Writing sentence fragments. Big problem. Can't stop. Meantimes, have some comics:
MONKEYFACE
TKMGK
SNATCHER BODIES
And check out what those ODD KREDENZAS are up to.
See you on the other side!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Remodeling...


Bare with us as we go through some REMODELING here...
Shouldn't take longer than" ... 2weeks... 2... WEEKS!"
Meantime...
Keep reading SNATCHER BODIES.
Keep your eyes on the MONKEYBUNNYUBERBLOG and the *NEW* TKMGK blog as well.
YES!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snatcher Bodies: ICCW's "Web Comic of the Month"


Just heard from Mr. Barnett that ICCW chose Snatcher Bodies as their Web Comic of the Month!
That is awesome. Thanks ICCW!!
Click HERE to read the story so far...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snatcher Bodies Pg. 6


Page 6!
Adam is having too much fun writing this. He's a danger to society!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monkeyface and TKMGK 22 by Luc Herbots!


While Mr. Little traverses the African wilderness, Monkeyface has to wait on updates, so Mr. Herbots swooped in and did up a most excellent Monk with bloody swords to tide us over while we wait. Thanks Luc!
But did he forget to do TKMGK 22?
Just ask this guy to find out the answer to that one!