After Hannah completed the pitch pages she’s been tied up with other work, so we’ve been looking for someone to do the pitch for the cover. Finally that search is over and we are happy to announce that Greig Rapson will be handling the cover. Greig is an amazing artist, Hannah and I have both been fans of his art for sometime now. Turns out Greig actually knew Hannah’s work and had seen the pitch pages before I got in touch with him. It’s awesome how small the world can be sometimes. See below for a couple of his awesome pieces and stay tuned for his cover. If you’d like to see more of his work check his blog HERE or you can follow him on twitter @greigrapson
Archive for February, 2012
Thomas finished the first round of lettering for the pitch pages and they turned out great. We still have some minor tweaking to do, but the pitch is getting closer to being finished. Very excited by how this is all turning out. Hannah, Thomas and I are all really committed to making this pitch the absolute best it can be, so we are really making sure every detail is correct. For example one thing we’ve been trying to decide is the look of the bubbles. Thomas has done them two ways WITH an outline or WITHOUT an outline. I’ve shared these pages with some friends and it’s been a pretty even split between which way people prefer. I guess it’s really all about personal preference.
Feel free to way in with your thoughts.
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I only started reading comics a few years ago but one of the things that made me fall in love with them is how amazing the people are who are involved in comics. Shop owners, fans, creators, just about everyone I’ve ever met has always been so nice and welcoming to new people and so easy to talk to.
One of these examples is one of my favorite artists, a man named Riley Rossmo. Riley has drawn a lot of books for Image that I really love. Proof, Cowboy Ninja Viking, Green Wake and his latest effort which comes out in March, Rebel Blood. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Riley over twitter for the last year or so and he’s always been such a nice guy, actually responds to messages (some creators don’t) and has been very encouraging and positive when I’ve shown him stuff from the pitch Hannah and I are working on. It’s awesome to have someone you totally respect as a creator dig on something you’re working on. I had seen a tweet where he said he loved dragons or medieval kind of stuff and told him the door was always open to him doing a cover or pinup or something for our book if he was so inclined. I knew he was swamped with a lot of projects so I figured he wouldn’t have the time.
However, this morning I got the most amazing email in my inbox. A beautiful dragon design from Mr. Rossmo. Feast your eyes on it’s goodness below! To see more of Riley’s books, check out his website or follow him on Twitter: @rileyrossmo1
And please do yourself a favor, if you haven’t read Green Wake, check out the trades. The final issue of the series comes out soon so you can catch up with the trades. It’s an amazing book. Also, his new series Rebel Blood comes out in March. For now I believe it is a 4 issue mini-series (I could be wrong and apologize if I am) but I’ve read the first issue and it’s great!
Have a great weekend!
Sorry the posts have been few and far between. The day job has been killing me and I am sure Hannah as well. However we’ve been plugging away on the pitch pages for the dragon story and I am happy to say that the 10 preview pages have been completed by Hannah. She did a great job with them.
Thomas Mauer, our fantastic book designer and letter guru is working on the letters now. So we are getting that much closer to this pitch being wrapped up and ready to go off to publishers.
I don’t want to share too much yet until we have the project a little more final but I will share more as we get closer. I don’t really believe that everything has to be so secret. In the meantime check out the final splash page to our pitch and the first chapter of the book. This is one of my favorite pages. Enjoy!