Christmas Gift – MAN FROM SPACE

My friend Marc Jackson recently printed his webcomic MAN FROM SPACE into comic book form, which made for an out of this world Christmas present for me!  MAN FROM SPACE is self-published by WEIRDO COMICS and is a whole lot of fun!  Check out MAN FROM SPACE at Marc’s website below….if you’re lucky, he will still have some copies left to sell you!

http://www.manfromspace.co.uk/

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Christmas Gift – Doc Bizarre, M.D. Book & Original Art

I was happy to receive this new Doc Bizarre, MD book published by Image Comics and produced by the creative team of Joe Casey and Andy Suriano!  I had the fortune to meet my friend Andy Suriano at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego and he is immensely talented!  Andy was kind to send me the original art sketch below!  I recommend you buy Doc Bizarre, MD which is available on Amazon.com and thru many comic stores!  Andy Suriano’s web blog is listed below for you to check out!  Thank you, Andy!

http://andyupdates.blogspot.com/

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Merry Christmas from Charlie Brown and Linus

Every time I see the Charlie Brown Christmas, I tear up when Charlie Brown asks if anybody knows what Christmas is all about and Linus steps up to give a beautiful answer!

Merry Christmas!

Rob

YouTube Video:  http://youtu.be/DKk9rv2hUfA

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 9 Color)

In Page 9, we are about to see what happened in the Dr. Kraushaar’s laboratory as the family was preparing for dinner.  I really like the comics medium in how you can direct the story to have important moments change from one page to the next.  It gives the reader that brief moment of exhilirating anticipation as they turn the page!  With that, I love the last panel that Stefano, Mark and I did with the Kraushaar Family’s reaction.  Tune in for the next page which I promise you will love!!!

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 8 Pencils)

Here are Stefano’s pencils to page 8!  I loved how Stefano depicted Dr. Kraushaar smoking a pipe throughout the comic as seen here in panel 2.  My great-grandfather, William Kraushaar, whom this character is named after, would also smoke a pipe.  I remember that smell of pipe when I was in his home as a child.

Wonderful imagery by Stefano in the last three panels of the bouncing ball hitting Dr. Kraushaar’s latest invention!  Stay tuned for the page 9 as we see what happens as the rays hit the book on the table!

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Fan Art

Here are two wonderful FAN ART sketches of William & Elizabeth Kraushaar……and MONSTERS, of course….from friends of Stefano Pavan!  Thank you!  It is wonderful to see the individual styles of the artists!  Please keep the fan art coming and I will post them to the website!

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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! sound effect in that panel and I simply re-lettered it slightly.  Stefano did that a number of times where he would write in sound effects suggestions.  Stefano added much more to the story than penciling alone……he is a master storyteller!    -Rob-

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 8 Color)

For page 8 we see what can happen when we are impatient and careless as Bobby doesn’t take the time to obey his Mother’s request for him to clean his toys!  I love the dialogue in panel 2….I chuckle every time I read it!  I love the range of cosmic colors that Mark used for panel 6…..it really lends to the feeling of crackling intensity!

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Feature with British Comic Magazine Website: CRIKEY!

Glenn B. Fleming has this cool looking British Comic Magazine Website appropriately called CRIKEY!  http://www.crikeyuk.co.uk/index.html

Glenn recently featured me talking about Monsters Among Us and how Stefano, Mark and I came to create issue #1.  You can check it out at this link: http://www.crikeyuk.co.uk/FeaMonsters.html

Thank you, Glenn!

Rob

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 7 Pencils)

Here are the Page 7 Pencils by Stefano Pavan.  I really love how Stefano penciled the machine invented by Dr. Kraushaar.  I remember that I had no idea what the machine should look like, so the look of the machine is all Stefano.  The goggles are also a nice touch by Stefano.

That is a great plus having a talented penciler and storyteller like Stefano on your team!  Stefano is able to add and enhance story and art to my plot so that the end product is a wonderful collaboration between writer and artist.

Love that first image of Elizabeth Kraushaar coming down the basement steps with her 50′s dress and apron!  As you see from the inking, I added more shadow to the bricks.

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