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 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!

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Fan Art by Daniele Tomasi

Here is some absolutely wonderful Fan Art by a good friend of Stefano’s…………Daniele Tomasi.  What a great job Daniele did…..BRAVO!!!

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Angelina Jolie – Beautiful Dreamer from Forever People #2

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?

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Pages 10, 11 Color)

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-

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 9 Pencils)

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!!!

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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 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.

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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!

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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 and thru many comic stores!  Andy Suriano’s web blog is listed below for you to check out!  Thank you, Andy!

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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!


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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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