Category Archives: Issue #1 – Color

Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 25 Color)

The closeup in panel 4 of the Vampire is one of my favorite panels in the comic book!  Great coloring by Mark on this page depicting the night-time tones.

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 24 Color)

I love this tender moment between William and Elizabeth, drawn superbly by Stefano!  Also, the night time coloring by Mark is excellent!

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 23 Color)

What a beautiful page, full of excitement, drama and comedy all in one!  Panel 3 is one of my favorite panels in the comic book…..just love Stefano’s composition and Mark’s coloring here…….it was a joy to ink and write this … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 22 Color)

Panel 1 is a nice closeup by Stefano of the vampire, Count Drakkard as the creature hovers over the fallen, unconscious woman!  I like how Mark colored the vampire a light green with glowing red eyes!  Wouldn’t you just love … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 21 Color)

When I decided to set the storyline in the late 1950’s, I knew I wanted to have the Kraushaar family utilize jet packs!  There was so much scientific optimism in the 1950’s, in pop culture anyway, hoping that society would one … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 20 Color)

I very much enjoyed writing the dialogue for the first two panels, taking into account the hysteria over comic books in the mid-1950′s which led to congressional hearings and the subsequent Comics Code stamp!  Stefano’s penciling on the crowd scene … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 19 Color)

The Vampire attacks his first victim!  Since Stefano and I wanted kids to able to read MONSTERS AMONG US as well as adults, we tried not to make the monster killings overly gory, but rather let the reader’s imagination fill … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 18 Color)

Beware the Vampire….Count Drakkard!  This is the first monster to be revealed from the horde of monsters created in Dr. Kraushaar’s laboratory from the very pages of the 1950’s monster comic book!  I really love the coloring by Mark Englert … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 17 Color)

    “DEFEND THE DEFENSELESS”……..That is the motivation of the Kraushaar family as taught to them by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!  The family is taking responsibility over its mistake in releasing monsters upon the world by going after the monsters!  … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 16 Color)

Uncertain what to do next, Elizabeth invites her husband and son to attend a nearby church service to hear the visiting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. give a sermon on his speaking tour.  When I first began plotting this page, I thought of … Continue reading

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