Thursday, December 24, 2009

LIVE FROM SANTAS WORKSHOP

T'was the night before Christmas an' all thru the blog.... not a creature was stirring... not even a frog! Exceptin' me of course... I couldn't resist just one more post to prove to you guy's and ghouls that this whole ZOMBIE SUB 920 idea I had way, way back in June is gunna be a real deal comic type book someday, ( by FCBD I'm hoping ) anyhow here it is... now the world may know at last that the treacherous monkey-men, the fragile foes of the fourth alliance are in fact in leauge with the dredded Simeons of Sirus 7.

Gobble it up my pretties~

Mitchell out-

Sunday, December 20, 2009

READ ONLY POST


Happy holiday hello-de-do's to you comic-blogger friends. Todays inspired offering gives you a little bit of an idea as to the story flow by way of showing you a tid-bit of text from late in the story. I did some faint pencil outlines, ( and inked a few panels ) last night, but really nailed some lettering, ( around which I will ink up all the images later ) sometimes I letter first, sometimes not, meh.... I know, I know cuckoo huh? Anyway... I gotta give some shout-outs here to Mykal Banta who has been posting some really jive stuff over at his GOLD KEY COMICS blog ( see ma blog roll missys and mistas ) in fact the keyed up king even took a request from yours true blue-ly, an' posted up some undifineable UFO yum-yumms.... check it out! Well I'm just a blabberin, an a yabberin, so it's time for me to shove off, and grab me some badly needed shut eye, but all you cats and crazies be sure sure to have a safe and comic book filled Christmas, and thanks to everyone who is taking an intrest in my humble efforts at cartoon-ery bufoon-ery :)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

A POST FROM THE FRONT

Hello there blogging boys and girls.  I found another page to show you today.  This one isn't colored or lettered yet, but it looked kinda nifty in this sepia toned digi-cam snapshot I took today.  Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...


Those of you who know anything about me, know for certain that on any given day I can be relied upon to interupt one thing, and say: " Hey... check out this entirely different thing over here!" It's just part of my weird nefarious charm :) Any-hoo.... I was organizing a few things in my studio before beddie-bye last evening, when the dust and spiders scattered to reveal this little spooky tidbit I did quite some time ago. My brain said: " Hey.... check this out, I don't think I've ever bloged this piece before, so I checked, and sure enough I haven't.

So here it is guy's and ghouls.... a little bit of random geekery from Uncle Muck.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Attention! All crew members man your battle stations....THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!

I was going to finish and post this page after the upcoming holiday, but instead I figured I would give all you Thanksgiving turkeys a treat, and post it post haste. I know I enjoy seeing the rough stages of work someone else has done, so I'm guessing you guys might too. It's only half a page because .... well, I gotta have some secrets right?

Most of you regulars know this by now, but for the newly converted I'll toss out once again that I work at (regular) comicbook size. That's a page area of 6"x10" folks! Not to toot my own whistle, but I'm pretty happy with the level of detail I am starting to get from a two and one half inch square panel like the two above. If you revisit some of my earlier posts from a few years back you will see this has been a long time getting to this level.

Enjoy the Birds, and pass the Stuffin' !

Saturday, November 07, 2009

LIFE AT SEA

Hello fellow sea monkeys.  Just posting the latest installment.  I think this page is far from perfect, but there are certain elements that give me the warm fuzzies.  I think the top left panel, ( see larger scan below ) has a sort of Scooby-Doo color scheme thing goin on, and the bottom panel background really reminds me of some of the actual background I saw aboard the USS ALBACORE in Portsmouth NH.  I'm going for that whole GOLD KEY and CHARLTON comics kind of feel, and I think it really shows in this page.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?


Meet Isaiah Cole, he is the ships doctor aboard Sub-920. Nobody calls him "Doc", or "Bones", or any of the more traditional nicknames... no, below decks he's known as "Preacher". If you want to know why everyone refers to a M.D. as a preacher, then your just going to have to buy the book :)
Goodnight ghosties and goblins~
Have a happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

UNDERSEA ACTION & ADVENTURE!


It's been a long time coming folks, but here it is.... the all new breath stopping, heart pounding cover of ZOMBIE SUB-920. Colored version to follow shortly. Hope you can dig it, cupcakes.

Friday, July 17, 2009

UNDDA DA SEA...


Ahoy ye land lubbin loaf abouts!  Tis I, Captain Mitch, Pilot of the 4th alliance Zombie Submarine 920.  Currently we're in deep sea water, and steamin along an above the ocean floor.

When I gets a chance I retire to my cabin and bang out a page about our voyage, then I stuff it in an old whisky bottle and pop it out the port torpedo tube.

Sorry if this one got a little soggy mates.  I'll use me a cork next time  Arrrgggh.

Monday, July 06, 2009

HEY!....DON'T SPLASH !!!


And a scoobie-doobie, whap-bop, hello to you faithful followers. I've been shuckin' an jiven' and lay'n down my sticks whenever I get the chance, and lately I was able to kick-out this groovy-hip splash page for my ALL NEW, comic titled: ( dig this now... ) ZOMBIE SUB-920. ..... Rightious, huh?


So just click on with your mouse machine and let that view screen of yours, like ...just EXPLODE , with symphony of far-out retro color funk, that is , ... this page.


Dig it brothers and sisters... the cat is back. Peace baby.
Don't y'all splash now. Children play nice.

Monday, June 29, 2009

SOME YAKKITY SMAKKITY


Salutations and gratuitus greetings gore mongers, and gorilla fans!  I have been on safari of sorts but my art kit has traveled at my trusty side, and together we have produced another pointless page of purille pallabor for you to peruse.   Away from my scanner my only-est way of sharing is the dreaded dis-functional digi-cam which allows four panel viewing only.  Eh.... well, that's enough for you lil' monsters any-hoo.  I can't be givin away the whole shibang every week now can I?  Huh... can I?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BOMBS AWAY!


This is not a drill.....repeat, this is not a drill! Man your battle stations!

Monday, June 15, 2009

THAR BE MONKEYS ABOARD


New page boils and ghouls.... It's that silly season, ( summer ) when I get itchin ta make with the new comic ideas, and I really got a fever goin for this story. I keep getting inspired by everything I see to add new elements to this story, and it has just been terrific so far.
If we are lucky enough to find a weekend with out rain soon, the lovely Michelle, ( my other half ) and I, have made plans to tour a de-comissioned submarine. Now ... it just doesn't get much cooler than that!
I'm really happy I decided to do this series in color, and take a break from the black and white stuff for a bit. It will be much more expensive to print this little dingy, but it just looks so much more alive.... yaknow? Which in itself is kinda funny because, well... it's a boat load of zombies!
I've been thinking lately about what I want the cover to look like, and have made a few notes to myself. When I pull off on paper what is floating ( no pun intended ) around in my head it is gonna knock off yer little black bootsies.
Stick around mates... the best is just around the corner.

Monday, June 08, 2009

BY THE DAWNS EARLY LIGHT


uGGHHH.... busy, busy, busy. Well I guess that is what summer is about -eh ghoulish ones? Any-hoo.... NEW ZOMBIE SUB 920 page!!!! Feast yer peepers.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

WE'RE ALL DEAD IN A ZOMBIE SUBMARINE



So-o-o-oo freaked-out about this fanged ones..... I have been kickin' around the idea for a groovy story for over a year now, and since my latest ZB issue is coming into the home stretch I just could not resist plunkin' down some licks on the greatest sensation to hit small press... wait for it, .... ZOMBIE SUB 920. Sweet title huh?

It all takes place in a future apocalyptic Earth where there is global catastrophic climate change, biological mutation, alien invasion from space, and oh ya.... zombies. It's not all bad though,... see the government, ( a loose alliance of what is left of humanity ) has figured out a way to inoculate the poor folks who caught the zombie virus, and even though they look pretty horrible, they're actually pretty nice guys once you get to know 'em.

Anyway.... some of the mutated animals, ( like the monkey men ) aren't above lending a hand once in awhile too, but events in the past that were not so pleasant have caused them to be viewed with great distrust..... and with good reason!

A few other interesting bits is that NYC is underwater, the Western United States is a series of islands, and more geographical jigsaws than you can shake a stick at. The best part though is that in a rare, ( ha ) moment of narcissism I cast myself as Captain of the Sub. Hey.... I'm the creator, I can do that stuff if I wanna. Don't be a hater.

I just know everybody is gonna dig this, I just know it..... right? Hey... stop laughing!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

YOUNG ZOMBIES IN LOVE

Hello handsome horribles, and adorable un-deads... so happy to visit with you all again.  It was a simply marvy FREE COMICBOOK DAY by most accounts.  Plenty of free swag for geeks and Nerdies nation-wide.  I had hoped to make the high holy day of comic collectors one in which my new ZB would be launched, but the lettering is coming a little slow I'm afraid.  I did finish another page today so I thought I would share it with you.  It's a digi-cam pic, ( not a scan ) so it may be a little distorted, but you get the drift.

Peace to you all... you priests and princesses of paranoia

Saturday, April 25, 2009

ROCKET SCIENCE


Just a little warm weather weekend post to keep me on my tippy-toes. This here is a silly little scribble that started as a practice page. I have been checking out a bunch of retro comic art scans, ( shout-outs to THOIA and Pappy, as well as WALLYWOOD ) all great stuff that can really get your 1950's art roots percolating, and that is just what happened too! I was sitting in Borders killing some ticks of the clock, sose I pull's out my art kit, ( always wid me ) ans I draws up a page. Here of which is two, ( count em ) two panels for ya ta gander.

Happy hunting blogg-uns!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

IS THERE A ZOMBIE IN THE HOUSE?



Greetings geeks, and gore-ophiles! Here is a sneeky peek of the new ZB cover. I had a real productive couple of day's art-wise, and I am feeling pretty good heading into con season. It sure has been a long time getting this issue off the ground, ( see July 2008 post ) but hey... this is just a hobby for me, and sometimes life directs our attention elsewhere... know whata mean jelly bean? Cuss ya do!


Anyway... lame excuses aside it is finally dragging it's zombified pages in the direction of the printer, and I couldn't be a happier Papa. Yes sir... that's my boy.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

PHONE TAG


Hey gang.... here is a pic I just snapped with a digi-cam of the four panels I finished up after breakfast this morning.  Ya-ya I know it's a little distorted laying there as it is on my drawing board, but hey... now you know what I see when I'm scratchin away at the page.   

Is everybody having recurring bouts of Spring fever like me???

So good to know that warmth, and green, and everything summery is soon returning~

Peace to you pilgrims of Earth~

Saturday, February 07, 2009

GREETINGS FROM GEEK MECCA

Michelle and I arrived in metropolis midtown for this years NY COMICON.

There were hundreds upon hundreds of comicbook, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and gaming fans from around the country and around the world... all descending upon the ginormous Jacob Javitz Center.

The con itself was very well organized and professional. Being a veteran of many, but much smaller cons, I appreciated the little things, like the wide isles, the grid pattern layout, the numbered lanes, and best of all the cushioned carpet mats...ahhhh yes. After spending hours upon hours on your feet ogling booth after booth of comic eye candy one comes to value such things highly.


Enough about the amenities... time to brag about my loot! Lets see... I got a Dr. Zaius figure, I've been wantin' for about a hundred years. I also got some totally cool original Star Wars Kenners. OH....oh-hhh, CHECK-IT-OUT... I got a big fat honkin pile of awesome silver age comics from one of my favor-rite show dealers Gary Dolgoff. I got a "sweet" bootleg copy of every episode of the 1966 BATMAN TV series. Michelle and I spoke at length with the Master of Horror art, Basil Gogos, ( one of the worlds truly kind and generous talents ) who signed two prints for us.



There were many special memories that just popped up out of nowhere. Like capturing comicbook legend, and personal hero JOE KUBERT reading the latest copy of my Zombie Boy comic. Having a nice visit with my friend, Marvel artist Lee Weeks was quite a treat. Meeting the guys behind Kid America Club, or Outer Space Men... was the real Way-out there kindda stuff I dig.

ALAS.....

Try O' try as we might.... Michelle and I just could not see all there was to see. Our heads were spinning with information overload, our tummy's were begging for chow, and I was recovering from the sheer panic of, (temporarily) loosing my jacket! Counting ourselves lucky and blessed, we staggered away, ( as predicted... ) with "buttloads" of geek treasure strapped to our backsides. When we finally found our way to the 29th floor of the awesomely awesome, art deco-rateded NEW YORKER hotel we were treated to a totally stunning view of the Empire State Building filling the window of our room ( see below )

When it was all said and done it was truly the adventure of a lifetime. So.... listen closely now chill-un's... If you consider yourself a geek, and have never gone to the NYC-CON, then I strongly urge you to start saving now for next years show. Just do it! You will be so glad you did, and when you arrive... be sure to look for me, cause Dude... I am so there already.



Saturday, January 24, 2009

HUSH NOW WHATS THAT SOUND?


Greetings groovy gang members... It's been a long time since I posted, but here I am, still among the dead, and plugging away at the ALL NEW, and outta sight, latest, ( dare I even say ) greatest issue of ZOMBIE BOY ever to hit the comicon circuit. For those of you keeping score... I only have 8 panels to go to completion, ( that's panels NOT pages kiddies ) if all goes according to plan, the official sneeky peeky will be unveiled at none other than the biggest geek bash ever to hit the East coast. That's right fan boys and girls.... the happen-est hoopla of '09... the New York Comiccon!!!

Michelle and I are getting all psyched out to hit the show floor, and geek it out with hundreds of other collectors and fans at this years ultimate pop culture pageant. I will have a precious few advanced copies of the new comic to pass around to friends, and foundlings, and when its all over I will blog photos, and a post-con report of all the dynamite doings from the big apple.

Soon after we return with butt-loads of geek treasure strapped to our backside, I will do the final clean up and scans of my original pages, hit the printer, and prep for the official launching. I am happy to announce that everyone who digs hanging out here can place an order for an absolutely FREE autographed copy. Just my way of saying thanks for supporting me the blog, and zombie boy ( NOTE: One copy per request. Offer only good to bloggers who posted at least once in the year 2008. You must request your copy in writing by leaving a comment on this post. All requests meeting the preceding requirements WILL be honored )

Anyway... Hang loose krazy kitties, and dynamite doggies~ Stay cool, and Oh yeah.... dig this far-out panel above!

PEACE