I've always loved the 1986 The Fly, and had recently watched the 1958 version. Something always drew me to these movies, more than just the horror aspects. As an adult I realize that it's the completely doomed love story of both. I seem to gravitate to "fucked up love stories" without realizing it. Something in the subconscious I suppose. I wanted this one to be looking at his wedding ring, contemplating the end of his marriage. In the movie of course the left hand is transformed and his right just has a regular ring, but I'm exercising what they call artistic license here. He's wearing his wedding ring on the right hand, because the left is no longer a viable option. Hey looka me, I'm romantic!
It's that time again! We just released b-one #9. As the promo image states, the issue is only available now on the KBP store here.
This issue features longer, more satisfying Stonebrook stories, a comical return of a secondary series, and a one time horror story that is quite a departure from my usual fare. This one is not for kids.
On august 2, 2015 I set up the King Bone Press booth that Claremont Packing House Comic Book & Collectible Show. It's a small show, free admission, indoor and outdoor areas. While the show is mostly a back issue and toy show, we had a modest amount of sales. It's a fun way to hang out on a Sunday. I was able to do a little bit of sketching and sell a few pieces.
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Here's the second installment of Rx on this blog. Some of you may know that I host a comics podcast (Earth 2), some may not. On the show we do a segment called Comix Rx that is intended to highlight a comic that may be below your radar. Since I have been pimping my store and comics I thought that it was only fair to help out a few of my friends. This is by no means a complete listing, there will be subsequent postings under the Comix Rx banner.
Brad Dwyer has been doing great autobio comix about comics and music for years. Change in Refrain, Epic Tales of the Mundane and my personal favorite, Get Into Comix. Incredible stuff. Rob on the other hand does spectacular paintings whether they are portraits or abstract. Want something more comic booky? You have to check out his ink drawings, you'll be fascinated, possibly disgusted and maybe even arouse. Probably just me on that last one. A unique visionary and all around swell guy.
Here's a couple of their links. I post these without contacting the artists so there may be additional avenues to find their work.
I did a little flyer design and illustration for I.C.E.
It's gonna be a fun time. If you're in town for C2E2 drop on by. It isn't affiliated with the big con but consider it the after party. Concert, drink specials, sketches, commix and comics. This one has it all.
Kickstarter is still active if you want to get the discounted entry price. Indie Comix Expo
Sometimes you think that you'll never get started but then
look back at what you've accomplished. I
can't encapsulate in a short blog post exactly how much time I wasted before
starting b-one. My work was never good
enough to even TRY to make a comic. So I did what most of us do, I waited,
procrastinated, delayed attempting to start the venture for years. YEARS. All
because "I wasn't good enough yet". Well, no shit. There's no way to
improve at anything by avoiding the task that you wish to be better at. You
have to work. WORK. It's always going to be work. Nothing will be handed to
you. You'll find your work cringe worthy at first. Keep working. Over time
you'll learn what works, what doesn't and the one constant is the work. The
process. Soon you'll find that you aren't so ashamed of your work. You may even
feel a little bit of pride. Either way, looking back at the past seven years
and seeing b-one become a reality is really satisfying. Am I proud? Nah, but I
do have a sense of accomplishment. You can do it too. It'll be work, but you
can do it. Just stop daydreaming about that great American Novel, that concept
album, t-shirt line, or comic book and start working. It's that first step of a
marathon, or first brick in the wall that people talk about. DO NOT WAIT TEN
YEARS. I DID. Take that first step. Get some work done. We can't wait to see
what you come up with.
Oh, yeah. Those of you that have been holding out for b-one
#8 print edition, the wait is almost over. Sending them over to distro this
Marvel's Agent Carter. Likenesses are always a challenge. It's a difficult path to retain your illustration style and distill a person's essence in a few brush strokes. Always a challenge, but a fun and welcome challenge.