Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday's one-two punch: ABC Radio Brisbane, and Courier Mail.


Courier Mail, Today: Friday 23rd June.



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Spoke for 10 minutes on ABC Brisbane's "Breakfast with Craig Zonca" : Click and listen: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/breakfast/kid-phantom/8645022

Very thankful for this morning, also very tired. Breakfast radio...man, I salute you guys.


Special thanks to Louise the communications officer at Griffith University, and Sophie from Blue Planet PR.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"You're Not Coming Back Again"...60 Sec Doco clip- Creatives on Creativity


Big thank you to Josiah McGarvie for his cool series of short doco subjects, touching on creatives. Here's one where I talk nonsense and scribble Kid Phantom covers. Cheers!

My pre-dinner scribble donations for the LFMBEC Dinner



This need up with light purple pencil colour
This one ended up being in mepxy colours.




 Cheers for the video footage, Dan and Jermayn of the Chronicle Chamber, and Phantom cover artist Jamie Johnson!

Lee Falk Memorial Bengali Explorers Club Dinner #29 & Frew Booth Sydney




Just a quick one, it's 2:30 am and I have pages to draw and uni admin to deal with (so the usual). I really just wanted to give a huge thank you to a stream of people for the previous weekend. If I miss names, I apologise- I'm great with faces, not so good with learning so many names in such a short space of time, without much sleep. Rest assure, you're all fantastic. Thank you.





















Thank you to all the attendees of the LFMBEC annual dinner, for putting up with my stammering thru the dinner speech (which clearly didn't have an exit plan by the end of it), and being so open and warm to me, my partner Amanda, my proud Mum and my cousin Barry (and thank you to them for coming along to show their support and love. Very grateful to share that with them). My brother-from-another-mother Matt, from Australian team TKD days, surprised me on the night and made me tear up; fantastic to see you too.


To the Frew crew, and fellow Phantom scribblers such as Antonio, Shane, Jamie, Jeremy, Jason, Christopher, Chewie, and my collaborator Andrew Constant, cheers for the laughs, and those who came to the dinner, support also. My bosses Glenn and Rene were fantastic all weekend, and I'm also thankful to them for having me along at the Frew booth this weekend, allowing me to support them, the Phantom products and Kid Phantom (and shout outs to Dudley, Frank and (spelling test!) Shia.


 To Cath Brinkley, I know you put a good word in for me with the organisers too, very kind, and those that decked the place out with Kid Phantom-themed napkins, coasters and table mats (Joy and Bradley Peach; and the Gifts! So, so kind. Cheers mate!).


To Richard Fry and Dr. Antonio Di Dio for inviting me to speak at the dinner, and being warm and gracious hosts, as well as Bronwyn and her lovely dinner guests on the Friday night, who travelled as far away as New Zealand, WA, Darwin, NSW; good people. Thank you for the chats and lovely to meet you. To the loyal phans of the Phantom who attended the Dinner on Saturday with your kind words of praise and acceptance of the book; was great chatting with you all, and meeting you briefly. I'm sure we'll talk more in the future as we go. Cheers to you ladies and gents, such as the long-supporting gents from Chronicle Chamber; Dan and Jermayn (thanks as always gents!), as well as Terry, Simon, Gary, Jon, Kezia, Lisa, Keith, Chris, Steve, Jules, and at the show, Phillip, Sean, Frank, Paul...man, too many to mention. Everyone that I spoke to who visited the booth or I talked to at the dinner was fantastic. I'm going to assume it's the values instilled by the Phantom. Special mention too my my friends Tom Taylor, Queen Chan, and Dean Rankine who yelled at me hello as they walked by, apologies to Wolf Byslma and Ryan Griffen who I said I'd try to visit, but just couldn't with the time, and Ryan Lindsay and his boy Parker who came by for a Comic and sketch. Very cool of you all, and looking forward to catching up proper soon.

I'm going to cherish that weekend as long as I can remember, as I'm guessing in relation to anyone caring about what I scribble on my drawing board at 3am most days, it's the most positivity I've ever gotten for what I do, and odds are, perhaps the most I could ever hope for again.that 15 minute clock is ticking away fast, so all I can do is return to work and continue on.
Anyways, Thank you! Together with the sketches we raised quite a bit of money- I have no idea the final total, but a few of my sketches in the main auction went for $300-$400 each, so I'm touched, and I hope the Westmead Children's hospital appreciates your generosity as much as I do.


That's enough out of me, I gotta keep motoring. Cheers all!

P.s: Chronicle Chamber did a better job of documenting the Sketches at the Frew booth http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/06/20/Supanova-Sketches-Simply-Sensational

 I should have paid more attention. Maybe check out Instagram for a couple of things too, such as:

Or:

JULY: A week of Teaching, Panels & KID PHANTOM #2 at Liverpool Library Comic Con-versation 2017.

As well as USQ Bookcase/Writers' Festival in Toowoomba next month, I'll be flying down to Sydney to Liverpool library to conduct a series of workshops and panels, culminating with a Frew panel, and  the Sydney launch of KID PHANTOM #2, alongside writer Andrew Constant and editor and co-director of Frew Publications, Glenn Ford. 

The events I'll be participating in are as follows (and thank you to organiser Julie Diritch and Judith Ridge of Liverpool library for inviting me)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL EVENTS (FREE): 


Tuesday 11 July 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Suitable for 13+.

The Continental Divide: Visual Storytelling from Around the World

Learn about the differences between European (Bande Desinรฉe), Asian (Manga) and US comics with Thomas Campi, Queenie Chan and Dr Paul Mason.

Biographies:

THOMAS CAMPI
Thomas Campi is an award-winning Italian graphic novelist, residing in Sydney, Australia. Thomas has been drawing comics for over 17 years, and his work has been published in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, and Korea. He is currently working in collaboration with Julian Voloj on Joe Shuster a graphic novel about the creators of Superman, which will be published in seven languages at the end of the year.

QUEENIE CHAN
Queenie Chan is an Australian manga-style comic book artist based in Sydney. Her published works include The Dreaming, the Odd Thomas graphic novels (illustrator, written by Dean Koontz), Small Shen (illustrator, written by Kylie Chan), and the Fabled Kingdom series. 

PAUL MASON
Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.
http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=73215&A=SearchResult&SearchID=2191822&ObjectID=73215&ObjectType=48

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Wednesday 12 July 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30pm
Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds

COMPETITION: Comics Sketch-a-thon

Four teams of kids, headed by Aussie comic artist coaches Brenton E McKenna, Dr Paul Mason, Marcelo Baez and Matthew Lin, compete against each other in a series of comics drawing challenges.

Biographies:
MARCELO BAEZ
Marcelo Baez works as a professional freelance illustrator and comics artist in Australia and overseas. His clients include international companies such as Marvel, Time Inc, Event Cinemas, Frew Publishing, Hardie Grant Egmont, Microsoft, Scholastic, Stone Arch books, and many more. Marcelo is represented in the US by Shannon Associates New York.
www.instagram.com/marcelodraws

MATTHEW LIN
Matthew Lin is an accomplished illustrator and graphic designer who illustrates books, comics, and cartoons. Matt has illustrated and designed books/magazines/comics for Australian publishers Blake, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian and Scholastic, as well as for US publishers Trillium and McGraw-Hill.

PAUL MASON
Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.

BRENTON E McKENNA 
Brenton E. McKenna is a young Yawuru artist and writer from Broome, WA, best known for his graphic novel trilogy – Ubby’s Underdogs – Heroes Beginnings and The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon, which were pubished by Magabala Books. He is nearing completion of the third book Return of the Dragon, which will be published in 2018.

http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=73295&A=SearchResult&SearchID=2191822&ObjectID=73295&ObjectType=48
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Thursday 13 July 2017 from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Suitable for 13+

Kapow! Biff! Boom! How to Create Action Scenes in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Learn how to make action scenes come alive in sequential art with martial artists and graphic novelists Brenton E McKenna and Dr Paul Mason.

Biographies:

PAUL MASON
Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.

BRENTON E McKENNA 
Brenton E. McKenna is a young Yawuru artist and writer from Broome, WA, best known for his graphic novel trilogy – Ubby’s Underdogs – Heroes Beginnings and The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon, which were pubished by Magabala Books. He is nearing completion of the third book Return of the Dragon, which will be published in 2018.


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Friday 14 July 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00pm
Suitable for 7+

Book Launch: Kid Phantom

Meet the creators of Kid Phantom, a new comic book series for kids aged 7+: Andrew Constant, Dr Paul Mason and publisher Glenn Ford. 
Highly acclaimed comic book writer, Andrew Constant, is now leading Kid Phantom in his travels in an all new all ages comic book. Andrew also has many other critically praised comic book titles through Gestalt Publishing, with other books soon to be released through well-known overseas publishers. Andrew currently has several film and TV projects in development.
Glenn Ford is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist. Since 1990, Glenn has drawn multiple The Phantom covers, including the first digital comic cover in the world—Issue #1000. Glenn has also worked in television and film as a designer, animator, producer and director and worked on the 1996 Phantom movie. He is now the co-owner of Frew Publications that publishes The Phantom comics in the Australian market. 
Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.

http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=73203&A=SearchResult&SearchID=2191822&ObjectID=73203&ObjectType=48
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Friday 14 July 2017 from 6:00  7:30pm
Suitable for 7+
Aussie Phantom Panel 
Meet the publisher and creators behind the new Kid Phantom and Phantom by Gaslight comic book series: Glenn Ford, Jason Paulos, Dr Paul Mason and Andrew Constant.
Biographies:
Highly acclaimed comic book writer, Andrew Constant, is now leading Kid Phantom in his travels in an all new all ages comic book. Andrew also has many other critically praised comic book titles through Gestalt Publishing, with other books soon to be released through well-known overseas publishers. Andrew currently has several film and TV projects in development.
Glenn Ford is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist. Since 1990, Glenn has drawn multiple The Phantom covers, including the first digital comic cover in the world—Issue #1000. Glenn has also worked in television and film as a designer, animator, producer and director and worked on the 1996 Phantom movie. He is now the co-owner of Frew Publications that publishes The Phantom comics in the Australian market. 
Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.
Jason Paulos has been writing, drawing and publishing comics since 1989 with professional credits including Green Lantern, Australian Mad, Judge Dredd Megazine and Heavy Metal. He’s the creator of Hairbutt the Hippo and The Harlequin, as well as his horror graphic novel anthology entitled EEEK!.
http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=73224

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CHEERS!




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Kid Phantom stuff available online now!


More Kid Phantom-related stuff now available online via Frew Publications, including Poster, signed copies of Kid Phantom #1, and signed copies of the 52 page 'Work in Progress" Book for the comic book process junkies that want to see how the series came together. 



That book is printed by long-time 'Soldier Legacy' printers JEFFRIES PRINTING SERVICES: You're nuts if you use anybody else.


Also available are Kid Phantom bookmarks as part of the 15 Phantom illustrators bookmark series, and the Phantom colouring book. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

Kid Phantom interview on 4BC live Radio Brisbane, and LiveWire.org

Last Friday afternoon, I was lucky enough to chat to Mark on 4BC 1116am about 'Kid Phantom':


 Earlier in the week, I received notice about my short video piece interview for the teens on Livewire.org; a Starlight Foundation initiative, that allows teens with long term illness to access the website for interviews, exclusive content etc. Very honoured and humbles to have been asked to participate.




Sunday, June 11, 2017

KID PHANTOM #2 Wraparound Cover





Due for release in a couple of weeks, debut of ongoing series writer Andrew Constant. Process above, thumbnails, inks and final. Cover as shown in recent 'Giant Sized Phantom #1' on Newsstands now. 


This week: LFMBEC Dinner/Charity Auction in Sydney.

Random stuff recently- USQ Bookcase announcement, Children's Hospital visit, QAGOMA






May 31st, spent the day at the Lady Client Children's Hospital, drawing with Sick kids and teens for the Starlight Foundation. Brave little people having a good time. 


May 30th, Opening weekend of Marvel Cinematic Universe exhibition. Panel discussion at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, talking "Comics and the Real World" with host Scott Stephens (From ABC Radio's "The Minefield"), Ryan Griffen (creator of Cleverman), Prof. Jason Bainbridge, Dr Naja Later, and Me. Might pop up down the track on ABC Radio National 'Big Ideas" program.  https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calendar/events/panel-discussion-comics-and-the-real-world


Monday, May 22, 2017

Kid Phantom now available online!




Get the First Issue here: https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/collections/kid-phantom

Sticker reveal by Chronicle Chamber: http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/04/24/Kid-Phantom-Stickers-Revealed

Thank you for your support!







OZ Comic-Con Melbourne Guest.





http://www.ozcomiccon.com/guests/paul-mason-2/

Thank you, and looking forward to the return, with Kid Phantom #2 writer Andrew Constant. Very pleased :D

Kid Phantom #1 reviews by some little "phans' and a Phantom legend (!)




http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/05/14/X-Band-Episode-63--Kid-Phantom-Reactions

I just wanted to say a heart-felt thank you very much to the Chronicles Chamber crew (Jermayne, Dan and Steve) for embracing the Kid Phantom concept, and putting together this podcast with thoughts on the book from a wide range of sources. Especially heartening was to hear from all the young kids who read and enjoyed it. YOU were who I cared about liking this book the most, and I’m so happy to hear from you. The older ‘phans’, I thank you too; either for encouraging your kids to read, sharing your love of ‘The Phantom’, or even just digging it and appreciating what it’s trying to do and enjoying the fun; much like my enjoyment of Pixar movies and the like. 

So hopefully I don’t spell your names incorrectly, but I’d like to thank Tom, Angus, Jessica, Kye, and Shaun, and also Tristan, Jamie Johnson, Callum, Jules Faber, Trevor, Terry, and of course, thank you for the heart-attack-inducing guest cameos of comedian Sammy J (!) and Phantom comic royalty Sy Barry (!); all of your comments, thoughts and well-wishes filled me with pride and honour, and I’m certain the whole Frew Crew and Henriquez feel the same way. From the drawing point of view, I forget that outside of paying the bills and keeping food in the cupboard for my partner and I, that people would actually have an opinion about my job and my scribbles from the office. Cheers for giving book 1 a chance, including everyone else out there who grabbed a copy or two. 


Much like most of the popular characters in pop culture, this is something that while aims to be as inclusive as possible, is primarily a young audience approach, with art direction not unlike the many iterations of characters in animation such as ‘Ben 10’, ‘Batman’ etc. I don’t expect the audience who loves the dark and gritty ‘Dark Knight’ Nolan film is going to show the same love for  ‘Batman in ‘Batman: Brave and the Bold’ for instance, nor do I believe the producers expect them to. I had the good fortune of spending some time with Executive producer James Tucker a few years ago, and he stated the target audience for that cartoon show was “kids, and their parents who remember the bronze and silver age comics.” Basically, giving the opportunity for the parents to share their characters with their children. I see this as being no different to the KP series. Not everything is made for every fan. It can’t be; otherwise, it ends up pleasing no one. As Sammy J kindly points out “The other phantoms are still there, this just adds to the wide variety of stories out there”.

With the help of great Phantom-loving parents (some of which I heard in the podcast- cheers :D), here was something that hopefully allowed the spark of curiosity to grab hold. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the journey as it unfolds. Come June, you’re in for a treat ;D

28th May: Marvel Exhibition Panel at GOMA.

MARVEL PANEL DISCUSSION: COMICS AND THE REAL WORLD

11.00AM SUN 28 MAY 2017 
GOMA | CINEMA A | FREE

Join Scott Stephens, host of ABC Radio National's The Minefield, as he leads a panel of writers, journalists and artists in a conversation that explores the rise of the superhero figure in popular culture, and its relationship to contemporary world politics.
Panellists include:
  • Professor Jason Bainbridge, Head of the School of Communication, University of South Australia 
  • Ryan Griffen, Creator of sci-fi television series Cleverman
  • Dr Paul Mason, Lecturer in Art Direction, Griffith Film School, and comic book illustrator on Kid Phantom (Frew Publications)
  • Angela Ndalianis, Research Professor in Media and Screen Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
Free, no bookings required.

https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calendar/events/panel-discussion-comics-and-the-real-world

As part of the Opening events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Exhibition at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, I'll be speaking at this panel, and trying not to look stupid (tall order).
Cheers!



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

KID PHANTOM #1 - Interview Podcast, and Comic panel sneak peek. IN NEWSAGENTS & COMIC STORES APRIL 27TH, 2017!


Above: The 1 hour KID PHANTOM Q&A podcast with my writer/collaborator Andrew Constant, and I, outlining a bit of our background, our love of the character, and outlining our intent with this upcoming, ongoing All-Ages series.

Below: Chronicle Chamber was also kind enough to get some recent details from the publisher surrounding the release date and some sneak preview images of what to expect from the first book.

Andrew and I had a great time chatting to Dan and Jermayn, and I hope some people's minds have been put at ease regarding where the Frew series intends to go. And if we can't win you over by issue 2 or 3, then we tried.

At any rate, under the pump, gotta keep motoring.

UPDATE: Brief mention of KID PHANTOM (and Cover) in the Latest "Inkspot" Magazine from the Australian Cartoonist Association.): http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/04/17/Inkspot-focuses-on-The-Phantom?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer4b3e5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Non-spoiler Sneak Peak review of 'Kid Phantom #1' - X-Band Phantom Podcast.



http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/04/04/X-Band-The-Phantom-Podcast---Episode-61-Comics-and-News

NON-SPOILER Sneak Peak review of 'Kid Phantom #1' by the gents at Chronicles Chamber. Discussion kicks off around the 1hr 22min. mark in relation to the upcoming stories from Frew Publications.
I also appreciated the nod to 'The Soldier Legacy' too.

Looking forward to the series dropping soon.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Quick update spot-Perth Oz Comic-Con




More Coverage of Kid Phantom from the Chronicles Chamber, this time,
Pre-Perth: http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/03/20/Kid-Phantom-to-appear-at-Oz-Comic-Con

and Post-Perth OCC: http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/03/27/What-I-learnt-from-Comic-Con-Perth-about-Kid-Phantom

Thanks for the kind words and support, gents.




Also wrote this on the Soldier Legacy Facebook page:

"The one very heartening element of Perth Oz Comic-Con last weekend, was the surprising number of readers who were out seeking the next, long-overdue The Soldier Legacy Comic Book issue. Long story short: further Paid-priorty work pending, I will aim to have an issue drop this year.
For a title I grew to have a love/hate relationship with, and a local market with more drive for US character prints, than original books, it was encouraging to know you readers across the other side, are still ever patient and waiting. It took a needed back seat to the Gestalt Comics graphic novel (has been a blast and learning experience with editor Wolfgang Bylsma, and writer/creator Christian Read, with my work almost complete there, with my belief of release news coming in 2017), some short story commissioned work for other great local books, and now with the ongoing and important work on the 'Kid Phantom' series for Frew Publications, the labour of learning that is 'The Soldier Legacy' will march forward in due time (half the next issue is inked, just needs time).
(Working on KP in the world of 'The Phantom' has been fantastic; the team at Frew, the editor Glenn Ford, and with killer scripts by Andrew Constant, has been a pleasure and honour. We plans to be here for a long time, so I hope to have more news soon on the first issue release, and I do hope you're willing to support the book, give it a read, and pass it on to your kids).
Thank you again, Perth- I'm now completely sold out of the re-released volume 1 trade paperback, and circling the drain on Vol 2, which I'll bring a few with me to Adelaide this week, including a some cool Kid Phantom stuff that your process junkies should dig. 
And when all said and done, perhaps one day in my wildest dreams, if licensing and IP aligned, wouldn't it be a treat that a 'Soldier' met a 'Ghost who walks'...?"

Gotta run, packing for Adelaide Oz Comic-Con, and writing next lecture, thumbnailing Phantom pages etc.

No rest! 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Quick news- Feb/March: Kid Phantom anticipation, OZ Comic-con etc.


Flat out as usual. Signed on contract lecturing (Art Direction) at Uni this year, keeping me frantically busy, plus Phantom, XCT commitment etc. etc. Was very thankful to have two good friends guest lecture in my classes this week; Storyboard Artist Mark Sexton skyped in for Animation Preproduction, and James Brouwer (Art Director and concept artist) shared his work on his series 'The Deep', which started as a Gestalt comics graphic novel with writer Tom Taylor, to the Art Direction students. Thank you gents. :)

http://www.ozcomiccon.com/guests/paul-mason-2/
Briefly, OZ Comic-Con next week in Perth, then Adelaide; doing 'Kid Phantom' panels in both cities with collaborator Andrew Constant.
Saturday 11am in Perth, and Sunday 11am in Adelaide. Will have some Phantom stuff at the shows.

In the meantime, two nice plugs:
 http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/01/19/New-“Kid-Phantom”-Series-Leaked-by-Frew

and a podcast mention in episode 56 of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast : http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/02/13/Episode-56-Comics-Reviews-News-and-World-Premier Somewhere in the ball park of 1hr 21mins.

Thank you gents! I Can't wait for this stuff to leak, I'm buried in Andrew's scripts for part 2 of Issue 2, and issue 3 now. Excited!

Gotta goooooooo.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Anatomy of a Cover: Kid Phantom #1

Final low res cover mock up, announced by Frew last week (via Facebook)
From go to whoa- The wraparound cover for Kid Phantom #1, due out via Frew Publications in 2017.  This was actually the last thumbnail cover idea, with the other half a dozen being a single front cover design. But then, seeing as though many of Frew's other Phantom comics tend to have the wraparound, I scribbled up this idea, based on event in the first issue. 
The designs were inspired by memories of great covers and wraparound covers from John Romita Jr., such as his "Daredevil: Man without Fear" 90s mini-series/graphic novel with Frank Miller (tiny figures from story element, big background title character taking up the majority of space) and the Wraparound from memory that I also loved, from his 'Wolverine: Enemy of the State' part 1 (#25 of the Marvel Knights series? Can't remember the issue number, but the cover stands out, almost a callback to John Buscema's Wolverine #1 cover, standing on the pile of beaten bad guys) with Mark Millar as writer. Again, large element/title character from story, tiny figures that feature in story. 

For con season, if time permits, I'd like to do a WIP sketchbook, for "scholars review". Maybe. Anyways. Gotta run, Cheers!
Thumbnail: about A5
scribbly pencil roughs

Inked and pencils removed digitally in Photoshop
Colour Flats, and colour holds on various lines: Mainly clouds and smoke.

Some mild rendering