Category Archives: Issue #1 – B&W

Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 15 B&W)

With an investigative reporter hot on the heels of the Kraushaar’s home destruction, the two workers only strengthen his resolve by their tight-lipped responses (love the “TOP SECRET” box they are carrying!).  Dr. William Kraushaar and Elizabeth are at a … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 14 B&W)

There are many things that I love about this page: The awesome Mummy and Octopus-Man that Stefano penciled in panel 1, the fun time I had lettering the KA-BOOM! in panel 2, all the cool monsters that Stefano was able … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 13 B&W)

Page 13 has two of my favorite dialogue panels in the entire comic book: “Hurry Pop! This big ugly almost has me!” and “Take that, you nightmarish horde of comic book imagination!”

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 12 B&W)

I had alot of fun inking the electricity sparks in the last two panels as well as writing Elizabeth Kraushaar’s dialogue.  I named the monster GRAARR after the Atlas/Pre-Marvel comic monsters of the late 50’s/early 60’s.  I love those old … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Pages 10, 11 B&W)

I had an immense joy in inking this double page spread by Stefano!  When I plotted this page for Stefano, I drew a simple drawing of the page showing stick figure type images of the the family in the lower part of the page … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 9 B&W)

I initially lettered the first eleven pages of issue #1 myself by hand.  It looked pretty good but not as professional as the computerized lettering fonts.  So, I stopped hand-lettering the rest of the comic book and I chose the … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 8 B&W)

I really enjoyed inking the cosmic energy in the last panel.  While Mark lettered the dialog with the Joe Kubert font, I hand lettered the sound effects (BONK!, CLAK! and FFTZZZ!).  If I remember correctly, Stefano had placed the CLAK! … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 7 B&W)

Stefano did an awesome job in Panel 3 showing the apple come to life out of the photograph!  I really enjoyed inking those cool cosmic ray effects.  I was also proud of the sound effects lettering I did in Panel … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 6 B&W)

Page 6 is a good example of the sound effects which I did by hand.  For most of the sound effects, I penciled and inked the letters on a separate sheet of paper (bristol board) in a large size.  Then I … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 5 B&W)

In Panel One, if you look at the spinner rack of comics, you will see a comic book titled “ROB & CHELI”.  ROB & CHELI is a comic strip I did from about 1998 to 2001 which is a strip about my … Continue reading

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