Here are Stefano Pavan’s wonderful pages 10 and 11 which put together made the double page spread of the monsters coming to life. I remember how ecstatic I was when I first opened these two pages in the mail…..I knew our comic book was on its way!!! These two pages where tremendously fun to ink!
As I look back on these pencil pages, I see where I added a few more shadow lines and altered the Mummy’s hand slightly into more of a grabbing position. I also am reminded that my inking tended to lessen the scariness of Stefano’s monsters, which are more frightening in pencil form. I love these pages!!! Thank you, Stefano!!! -Rob
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 and round heads in the background where the monsters would be coming to life. And from that simple idea, Stefano turned it into a masterpiece!!! Bravo, Stefano!!!
Carrying forward from page 9, the question is answered what the family see in the basement…….MONSTERS! I lettered the “MONSTERS” on the beam for a cool effect, I think!
On the cover of the comic book, I had drawn the monster heads. Stefano took many of these monster heads and gave them life with a body and identity! Stefano and I both love the many double page spreads that Jack Kirby used to draw in the 60′s and 70′s and we wanted to do one as well for our comic book. I think that double page spreads add so much art enjoyment to comics!
Here is some absolutely wonderful Fan Art by a good friend of Stefano’s…………Daniele Tomasi. What a great job Daniele did…..BRAVO!!!
I was reading my beat up old copy of Jack Kirby’s DC comic book Forever People #2 (May 1971) when I noticed how much Beautiful Dreamer looked like Angelina Jolie on the cover. What do you think?
I hope you enjoy this double page spread as much as I do! It is the centerpiece of the comic book! We now see what happened when Bobby left his monster comic book in the laboratory….Dr. Kraushaar’s machine has transformed the comic book monsters into real monsters!!! Stefano and Mark did an absolutely tremendous job on this great page! I have this page as the wallpaper on my computer so please feel free to do the same for your computer wallpaper! -Rob-
Monsters Among Us #1 Page 9 Pencils by Stefano Pavan! I love that last panel Stefano penciled. Panel 3 is really cool too the way Stefano shows the dramatic rumbling. Wait until you see what Stefano did for the next page….you won’t be disappointed!!!
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 Joe Kubert font and gave it to Mark to re-letter the first eleven pages using the balloons I had already drawn into the original art of Stefano and my inking.
Panel 4, where Dr. Kraushaar is speaking, shows an example of extra space inside the balloon where the Joe Kubert font did not match my hand drawn balloons! Thankfully, most of the time, though, the font fit my balloons.
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!
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!
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!
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