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