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    Hi there- how's it hanging?

    This thread features pre-production art for my 13 issue flagship maxi-series Gods, which I am working on for my proposed Cannon Comics line, to debut in my anthology title provisionally titled...




    The gallery will range from rough thumbnails and detailed sketches to fully coloured sequentials and painted promo pieces. I welcome all comments, crits and suggestions. Obviously, the sequential pages are closest to visualising the final product.

    The material is arcanepunk meets space-fantasy, and I have just begun beavering on the actual comic book art proper from my script for the entire series, which is itself completed and 'locked'. So it's my pleasure, and hopefully soon yours, that I introduce to you...





    THE DAY OF DOOM...

    Gods tells of the sudden manifestation of an immense stratoscraping mountain fortress on the outskirts of Valdor, capital nation of the high-tech medieval world of Aldar.

    Dubbed the 'Slayers', the planet's deadliest soldiers have already been largely routed from existence by Aldar's military Protectorate, but their rag-tag remains- comprised of teams and individuals of wildly varying moral codes- are now called upon to help face off the Fortress's extradimensional 'Battlelord' legions.

    The Lordmaster of the incursion is the demi-god Ryzar, long banished to but dim memory by Aldar's all-but extinct violence-shunning Lightlords, but returned to the world by a fifth column of black magicians within the Protectorate.

    THE IRON REIGN...

    The deity seeks to complete a long-delayed dark rite that will uproot the living from the physical world, forevering interring all within the steel trap of Ryzar's mind's eye.

    The eternal desolation facing the soon-to-be figmentary prisoners of Ryzar's awareness is previewed in full to Eldridge Cyger- tearaway teenage son of Slayer Cade Cyger- when he stumbles into the being's off-world lair at the start of the story... an all-binding netherworld where one's every movement, word and thought is as predetermined by the Lordmaster as a shadow by its owner.

    A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE...

    The hostage provides Ryzar with an emotional lever against Aldar's most feared warrior. Over others, it wields a more rational defence: within its miles of protective granite, the being's final layer of all concealing-armor registers precisely as the background radiation of the universe... the Black Pillar that is Ryzar's dimensional shell harbours nothing less than the very universe itself.

    ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS?

    Somehow the Slayers, Protectorate and the last of the Lightlords must overcome their differences and unite to oppose the most terrible predator ever known... Creation itself.


    First off, some concept sequential concepts here...




  • Gilliam
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    Originally posted by Michael Anden View Post
    Thanks, Gilliam! I usually take about five hours start to finish. Working towards hopefully giving up the day job- I have a publisher who'll be putting some of this in their upcoming anthology title. They hope to get things together so I can do more- maybe with some assist on inks and colors!

    Congrats good luck.

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  • Michael Anden
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    Originally posted by Gilliam View Post
    very nice, keep them coming. Out of curiosity how long does it take you to draw and colour your panels?
    Thanks, Gilliam! I usually take about five hours start to finish. Working towards hopefully giving up the day job- I have a publisher who'll be putting some of this in their upcoming anthology title. They hope to get things together so I can do more- maybe with some assist on inks and colors!

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  • Gilliam
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    very nice, keep them coming. Out of curiosity how long does it take you to draw and colour your panels?

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  • Michael Anden
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    Originally posted by Horsenhero View Post
    This is some nice work! Clean lines and dynamic pics. I particularly like how the panels look almost hand colored. So when are you shooting for release? Where will it be available? Are you self-publishing through IndiePlanet or the Comics Printer or is a small publishing house (Irongate, Insanity Studios, etc.) handling that?

    Regardless, keep it up. It looks like it'll be dynamite.
    Thanks Horsenhero. Nothing solid on the table yet, I'm ink talks with Smile Titans publishing, and I'm hoping to make an announcement soon. Might be able to get the opening chapter into one of their upcoming anthologies and see what the uptake is with readers. A full length 390 page graphic novel is the long term plan, we'll see how it goes!

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  • Horsenhero
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    Re: Concept art from my upcoming superhero comic 'Gods'

    This is some nice work! Clean lines and dynamic pics. I particularly like how the panels look almost hand colored. So when are you shooting for release? Where will it be available? Are you self-publishing through IndiePlanet or the Comics Printer or is a small publishing house (Irongate, Insanity Studios, etc.) handling that?

    Regardless, keep it up. It looks like it'll be dynamite.

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