A few weeks ago Jesse and Justin Moynihan released a short called Manly. Jesse’s stuff has a really bizarre 80’s action figure/NES box art vibe and I dig it a lot. It kind of reminds me of this game I used to play called Specter VR. Here’s a drawing of the main character from Manly that I finally finished.
Dark Horse Comics have announced a renewed strategy to expand the number of all-ages graphic novels they publish, with a concentrated push into the market for 2015 with the launch of four new titles: Rexodus, The Courageous Princess, Veda: Assembly Required, and The Return of the Gremlins.
All four books – a mix of new and older reprints- sound like the kind of thing I’d be interested in taking a closer look at- here’s a quick breakdown of each:
Rexodus by James Farr and Jon Sommariva: a sci-fi tale based on the idea that dinosaurs didn’t go extinct- they simply relocated to another planet. Rexodus follows events as scientists figure this out, even as the prehistoric creatures make a return to Earth.
The Courageous Princessby Rod Espinosa: a reprint of Espinosa’s 1999 acclaimed fantasy graphic novel trailing a princess journeying through mystical lands to find her way home.
Veda: Assembly Required by Samuel Teer and Hyeondo Park: the story of an orphaned girl raised by robots in a factory, who discovers she has the ability to ‘speak’ with machines.
The Return of the Gremlins by Mike Richardson and Dean Yeagle: a hardback collection of the comics adaptations of the Roald Dahl kid’s classic.
I really enjoyed this story; felt great to work on something that will be published in black and white again, and Ed is a tremendous writer who I’ve wanted to work with for ages. His series SHELTERED is one of my favourite books right now.