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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Stash My Comics review of Monsters Among Us #1

 StashMyComics.com

The Website: Stash My Comics reviewed Monsters Among Us #1.  Here is the link:

http://www.stashmycomics.com/blog/?p=2985

What is good about the review is that it is a very honest review of the comic book, complete with positive accolades and suggestions to improve the comic which I find very helpful as I plan the direction of future issues with my art team.

I appreciate Jason Newcomb for his honest critique of Monsters Among Us #1.

-Rob-

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Interview: ComicBookInterviews.com

 

On October 21, 2011, I had the privilege to be inteviewed by John Michael Helmer for his website:

www.comicbookinterviews.com

John Michael Helmer is the Publisher and CEO of Red Leaf Media, LLC. Red Leaf Media operates: www.ComicBookInterviews.com & www.RedLeafComics.com.  John’s creator-owned properties include: The Leaf, Canada’s Greatest Hero, Sky Watcher, G.I.s versus Zombies, The Armor Guardians, The Huskie, Dune, Master Spy!, and many others.

Here is the link to the interview……enjoy!    

-Rob-

http://comicbookinterviews.com/2011/10/interview-robert-weust/

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 7 B&W)

Stefano did an awesome job in Panel 3 showing the apple come to life out of the photograph!  I really enjoyed inking those cool cosmic ray effects. 

I was also proud of the sound effects lettering I did in Panel 3 where I did the lettering by hand on a separate sheet of bristol board and then cut out the letters and placed them on the original art.  I also love that Joe Kubert font that Mark effectively uses throughout the comic book!

On a personal note:  I had Bobby call his father “Pop” because we would call my great grandfather, Dr. William Kraushaar, “Pop-Pop”.  As a reminder, I named Dr. William Kraushaar from this comic book after my great grandfather!

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Monsters Among Us #1 (Page 7 Color)

Page 7 is an important page in issue #1 as we learn of the machine Dr. William Kraushaar has been developing in his basement laboratory…..a machine to change the world by feeding the world’s hungry!  I was inspired by all of those wonderful comic book stories of the past which featured scientists attempting to serve mankind!

I really like the funky coloring that Mark did in panel 2 as the machine prepares to fire!

We are also introduced to Elizabeth Kraushaar in the last panel.  I love how beautiful Stefano drew Elizabeth in issue #1 as you see in this page and the pages that will follow.

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