Tuesday, December 21, 2010

PRE-CHRISTMAS PENCILS


Christmas is nearly upon us dear comic book blogging friends. I have kept the candles burning and finished this nifty little nothing to be included in the second issue of ZS9320. I hope you enjoy the happiest of holidays with family and friends. Thank you all so much for your kind comments, and encouragements throughout the old year passing, and I will look for each and every one of you in my journey through the new year swiftly approaching. Merry Christmas, and a very happy new year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

RETRO COMIC ROMANCE

Hello there comic book friends and neighbors. Just taking a brief break from holiday preparations to show you a colored portion of the page I did a few weeks back. I hope each and every one of you find some time soon to be with family and friends and share a cup of cheer and maybe a comic or two.

Peace on Earth Y'all~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING!


Happy post feeding frenzied greetings O' denizens of demagoguery! I present for your fevered enjoyment this mighty morsel of comicbook cornucopia, this laborious labor of love, this spectacle of superfluousness I call: "THE ARRIVAL". This woebegone wonder has lain dormant these past three years... smoldering in the simmering embers of my studio, patiently waiting for it's day of unabashed glory to arrive... that day, ( my fine festooned friends ) has finally, and indisputably arrived. Behold... the greatness that is... THE ARRIVAL!!!
Okay, okay.... so it's a little bit of chop and schlock that isn't much too special... so allow me my pomp and circumstance anyway.... SHEESH!
Point is... it is finally finished, and somewhat print worthy. I penciled this page back in odd 7, and just this very day finished the fine touches. In a fit of pre-holiday sleepless excitement the other night, I stumbled upon it's hidden potential whilst fumbling through my studio, and decided to give it the once over. The results, ( be they good or bad ) are now posted for your pulse pounding peepers to peruse :)
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, and are looking toward the holidays to follow.
Peace my friends!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK ... you tuned-up Turkeys! Just a happy reminder from yours faithfully not to get your feathers in a ruffle if things don't go 100% smoothly on your family day of feasting. Remember ... it's not about us... it's about them... ( the merchants of this great nation ) so get your lazy bum-bums out there and SPEND! SPEND! SPEND! Ummmm.... okay, that was a silly thing to say :D Moving right along.....

Below you see a lovely little page for the SUPER GROOVY MAN comic I was able to chew on a little last night. You can see by the panel above that with a photocopier and some imagination one can have quite a bit of fun playing around with dialouge insertion. Of course the real panel of the guy sweating has nothing at all to do with Aunt Pearl stealing both drumsticks... but it is kinda funny. ( and she is a drumstick stealing hog too!! HA! )
Well... I'm afraid that's all I have time for today my dearies... time to retreat to the old catacombs for some hard labor. Enjoy your holiday feasting with loved ones, and give thanks for all the blessings in life.

Peace Pals

Friday, November 05, 2010

WHERE DO I PUT THIS???


Hello comic art consumers~ I had a wee bit of time so I whipped up this fantabulous page. I knocked it out in about an hour. I don't really know where to put it, as it doesn't truly fit with anything I am currently working on. It was supposed to be simply a practice page, but it came out so groovy that I'm thinkin' I oughtta use it someplace! Maybe I can use it as a tweener... yaknow stuff it in between a story somewheres? I dunno........ anyways, hope you dudes and duckies give it lots-0-lovin.

Peace Dawgs~

Saturday, October 09, 2010

A SUPER GROOVY DAY!

What a terrific fall day today! I was able do an entire page of my SUPER GROOVY MAN comic, (minus a few touch-ups ) time like this has been hard to find lately with all the over-time at my regular job, so it felt really good. I thought I would also show you that I started coloring the page I showed you last time. Enjoy your Columbus day weekend peeps.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

INSOMNIA IS A MOTHER OF INVENTION




Super sleepy howdy-doos boys and girls... Yer Ol' pardner Mitch is feelin' about ready fer the last round up with a few days of not much sleep under his belt, but fear thee not buck-a-roos! I got me a few days of R&R ahead, and I aim ta doze mah way thru. Today was the first day of rest, and I got myself so dern much of the stuff, I plum slept right thru ta dinner time! Now I'm sittin' up watchin' spiders crawl an goin' BLINK-BLINK-BLINK! I made me sum powerful good use of my time though by scrawlin' these purdy marks on this here scrap a paper. Maybe now I can grab me a few more winks! Adios lil' cowpies, an remember....keep watchin' tha skies!

Friday, July 02, 2010

VACATION ALL I EVER WANTED

Hello dear friends out there in the land of comic-book-make-believe. Just a perspiring post to let you know I am enjoying my vacation immensely. It is just so wonderful to have so much time to draw and create, and catch up on projects long over due. Above is my little task for today, the lettering chores on page#2 of SUPER GROOVY MAN, ( a page I penciled over 3 years ago!!!! ) yikes! I'm basically jus' trying to loosen up the 'ol hands before I tackle the more recent stuff I'm behind on.... doesn't make much sense does it?....Oh well. Hope all you doggies and divas are either stayin' in the shade, or slatherin' on the coco-butter. Happy 4th of July faithful followers!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

PRACTICE MAKES PERFUCT


Hello there comic book lovin' loonies! Just thought I'd fling a little sumpin'-sumpin' outta my cage for you to feast your peepers on. It's a little bit of nuthin' really just making the most of some down time to, ( as the saying goes ) PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. The people who make the sayings up however don't always get it right, because practice doesn't always make perfect...in fact sometimes it makes poopies.... but isn't that the point after all? Get rid of all your bad habits, learn from your mistakes and all that jazz? Hurm........................... I guess in that respect it does make perfect, ( EVENTUALLY ) until then I gotta turn out duds like this once in awhile I guess.
Peace out peeps~

Friday, June 11, 2010

NEW STUFF!


Hey groovie guys and gals.... It is me, your long missing master, with yet another punch packing post! I have mentioned many times past how woefully inept I am at all things technological. Well... the story is that many, many eons ago, ( alright it was really like a couple of years ago... okay? ) I purchased myself a WACOM tablet. For those unwashed minions who have no idea of what I speak, let me say simply that a WACOM tablet is a device that allows you to create art modifications with a wired tablet, ( this is the cool part ) right onto your handy-dandy computer screen! Yes... that's right.... whoda thunk it???
Anyhoo... I couldn't figure the darn thing out, and stuck it in a cob-webby corner of my studio, content to plod along in my comfy old fashioned manner with familiar paper and pen. Then a day or so ago... along comes my intrepid Son and decides to impress ol' Dad by hooking up and figuring out this whole WACOM doo-hikey thing-a-ma-jig.
Above you can see a very raw page for my new, SUPER GROOVY MAN comic, that I banged out the other day while waiting for auto service. I have made the command decision to finish this little number, ( not in my tried and true method ) but rather using the aforementioned wonderful WACOM.
I truly have no idea what the result will be, but good, or not so good, I am going to give it my best shot, and I promise dear followers to publish the results here lickity-split. I am pretty excited and intrigued, but judging from my initial forays I gotta say.... I still think the old hand drawn way is faster, and way more fun.
Still I have vowed to put aside my crumedgenly ways, and try sumpthin' new.... who knows what it will lead to?
See you later Crocs and gators~
Mitch

Thursday, April 29, 2010

TRIBUTE TO THE KING!


Hey Gang! Just thought I'd drop by and say a big howdy-doo. I have been thinking a lot about the King of comics...Jack Kirby. In my spare moments the last two weeks I managed to squeek out this nifty little practice page using only a pencil and a double sided Sharpie. Pretty Nifty don't ya think? Hope everyone has an enjoyable FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this weekend.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FLASHBACK






Some of you hep cats from way, way back may remember a project I started a few years ago called SUPER GROOVY MAN. It is my take on a very 1970's style superhero. My comics prefrence has always been of the, horror/comedy/sci-fi type, so this was my first attempt to do a comic more along the classic MARVEL style superhero that would have existed in the 7o's.


As I clean up ZOMBIE SUB 920, I have been thinking more and more about SGM, and I really want to finish it up, so....... up, up, and AWAY-YYYYYYYY we go!

Monday, February 08, 2010

ON VACATION ... IN STUDIO




Greetings gang! I am have a terrific time taking a much needed, mid-winter vacation right here in the comfort of my very own home studio.  The ever lovely, and beautiful Michelle is here also, and she was kind enough to snap this snapshot of me making with the coloring and touch-ups for ZOMBIE SUB-920.

As my work continues to gain interest both here and on Facebook, I want to extend a warm heartfelt thanks to all of you who have taken the time to tell me you dig my stuff...you are all super groovy.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

PRETTY WOMAN IN COLOR

I spent the weekend in grand geek style. I watched an old horror movie, ( after pizza and wine ) colored the final page of my comic, ( seen above ) visited a comic shop I never went to before,( Chris' comics of Hampton NH ) where I bought a butt load of classic comics for not much $$$... AND to top it all off I visited a flea market where I bought a real life submarine officers cap and belt for REAL cheap, ( I'm talkin' way low bucks here folks ) WoW! The hat I intend on wearing as I hawk this puppy upon it's completion.... so LOOK for me at all the spring/summer cons!

I sure had a fantabulous time! I hope all you hepped up hombre's made the most of your wacky weekends. Until next time cats and kitties, stay loose.... ( er, um.... but not TOO loose ) like, I wouldn't want anyone to come unwound or nuttin'

Peace Ya'll~
Mitch

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

THE PLOT THICKENS!


Oh how the wheels are spinning now my friends.... Thicker-er, and thicker-er the plot, um.... well, THICKENS. Just a few pages left, some clean-up, a dash of coloring, and a pinch of lettering, and this comic will be sent to the press room. February vacation is looming ever closer, and the goal at hand is to finish as much as possible of this retro beauty by then.
I sure hope all you monsters from Maine to Malibu are keeping your little tootsies toasty during this cold snap we're having...Br-rrrrr! I myself have broken out the sun screen, beach towels, ect, and I'm heading off to the trusty time machine, ( my studio ) for a trip back to poolside circa summer of '76.
Boogie on bro-beasties~