Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Number Of The Beast #2

The Cover of NOTB #2

The second issue is on the stands today! Four of the character designs along with biographical text pieces by Scott Beatty can be found in the back of the book.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Number Of The Beast Is Finally Here!

With a cover like this, you just know Karl and I are going to Hell...

Issue #1 is on sale NOW at a comic shop near you. Go buy it! Feel free to buy one of the ones with the alternate cover as well! Issue #2 will hit the stands in two weeks--yes, two weeks! Better get back to work...

The Kids In The Hall
Sunday Xan and I had a very rare(these days, anyway, thanks to my schedule) night out. We saw The Kids In The Hall at OSU here in Columbus. They did all new material, yet many skits/bits featured old favorite characters such as Buddy Cole, Gavin, the Chicken Lady and the Head Crusher(the last two are my personal faves from the TV series). The night wasn't completely funnybook-free, as we ran into friends Dave Aiken and Andy Bennett in the lobby after the show and talked comics and illustration for a while. After saying goodbye to Dave and Andy, we were able to meet the five Kids In The Hall, snap some photos and get some autographs! Below is a pic of my favorite girl Xan with my favorite Kid, Mark McKinney(creator of the aforementioned Chicken Lady and Head Crusher). Check out Xan's MySpace page for more photos from that night.


Xan & Mark McKinney from The Kids In The Hall

Thursday, April 03, 2008

One Week Until NOTB!
Another pencilled page from NOTB #1

Six days, actually...This will just be a quick post since I'm incredibly busy and frazzled right now. Anyway, DC Comics/Wildstorm and Newsarama have a few little promotional things going on leading up to the release of Number Of The Beast #1 on April 9th that I wanted to point out for readers of this blog. First, has been posting character designs with brief commentary from writer Scott Beatty and myself all week. Click HERE to see the latest, Falconette--you can jump to the other designs from that page. Next, the Wildstorm website has a multi-page full-color preview of NOTB #2 you can see by clicking HERE.

I'll be back to post a final segment on the making of the spread from NOTB #1 later in the week when I have more time!