NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!
Hello, my friends!
I love saying these words when a comic with my work appears on the shelves for you to enjoy!
Out today; ZINNOBER #1 via @
Art by Ralf Singh, Inks by me, Colors by Illaria Fella, @
Variant CVR by @
Ask your LCS! Or order it here scoutcomics.com/store/zinnober…
You can see the review made by BookstoreBooks with Pictures from Portland, Oregon here: (Minute 04:00 mark)
Long time ago I helped a local artist named Sebastian Valencia inking some pages of his book Beetle Reich… this must have been like 4 years ago. The book is out and it’s sensational! Worth the wait.
Beetle Reich – 160 pages
Created and script by J.D. Okoro
Art by Sebastian Valencia.
As it states in The Book’s website:
“The victims had to dig mass graves before they were all stung;
Whole colonies were wiped out from the old down to the young.
But this method of death was too messy and too slow;
What Grimmstone wanted was a way to kill more with one blow.
The solution required cramming crowds into a termite mound
With a chimney above the surface and a chamber underground.
Once in, the exits were all sealed and methanogen bacteria
Were released inside the chamber to poison the interior.
These microbes produced methane gas which suffocated all,
Leaving a heap of slain bodies at least a metre tall.
Other inmates of the termite mound were forced to haul the dead
And place them on a nearby sundew plant’s sticky pinhead.
The enzymes of the plant dissolved the bodies rapidly,
Leaving no trace of the victims of this mass butchery. “
Beetle Reich is a fable which recounts events in the brutal history of the Third Reich. Set in the natural world of insects, it tells the tale of how Vermen Dungroll and his Fang Brigade came to power, how their empire expanded and the cataclysmic impact this had on the rest of their world.
You can find the book here:
I hope you pick this book up since looks fantastic!
And in case you almost forgot, Zinnober comic #1, also via Scout Comics, is the incredibly detailed book created by Ralf Singh and Thorsten Brochhaus, with colors by the immensely talented Ilaria Fella and letters by the great Taylor Esposito, with my humble inks will also hit your local comic book shelves this June.
Some of the reviews also gives Zinnober high praise:
Doom Rocket: https://doomrocket.com/zinnober-1-review/
Comic Bastards: https://comicbastards.com/comics/review-zinnober-1
Rogues Portal: http://www.roguesportal.com/zinnober-1-review/
Forces Of Geek: http://www.forcesofgeek.com/2018/05/zinnober-1-review.html
The Newest Rant: http://www.thenewestrant.com/2018/05/advance-review-zinnober-1.html
Comics Heating Up: https://comicsheatingup.net/2018/04/30/coming-soon-from-scout-zinnober/
Release Date: June 27, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
I hope that you also like this one!
This has been a hectic week. And June will be an amazing month. Lots of news!
First of all, Scout Comics is rolling. The two titles are almost synch’d to be released at the same time:
Jazz Legend #1, out now via Scoutcomics.com.
Issue one of JAZZ LEGEND, the book created by JC Lacek, Penciled by Vasco Duarte and colored by Patrick Gama, with inks and letters by me, is released via Scout Comics.com. You can find it monthly on your Previews catalog.
Take a look at some of the comments reviewers made of Jazz Legend #1:
Fandom Spotlight: https://fandomspotlite.com/jazz-legend-1-comic-book-review
Comicbook Roundup: https://comicbookroundup.com/comic-books/reviews/scout-comics/jazz-legend/1
So, you can see it has a pretty good look!
The book is available here: http://www.scoutcomics.com/store/jazz-legend-1
Books 2, 3 and 4 are solicited monthly.
I REALLY hope that you like it!
Finally! Zinnober, the book I have been involved with on inks will see the light of day!
Finally everyone can pre-order Zinnober.
THIS is the english version published by Scout Comics for the US market.
regular Cover A:
And Cover B by Nic Klein (Drifter, Dancer, Deadpool):
Script: Ralf Singh and Thorsten Brochhaus
Pencils: Ralf Singh
Inks: Cristian Docolomansky
Colors: Ilaria Fella
Lettering: Taylor Esposito
Logo Design: Czar Acuña L
Will be published on Jun 27th
Can’t wait seeing it on the shelves!
Wow… what a month! Another Kickstarter!
The Crime of Monsters – Detective Grim/Orision, via @Kickstarter
This is a new gig I started inking on lat November early December. The artwork is very detailed and I enjoyed trying to make some justice to Gleidson pencils.
This is the first part of a miniseries created for Bradley Golden (whom I have lettered some comics in the past and it’s one of the members of the multiplatform bunch indie comic book publishers that is creating a huge multi-universe of comics with connections between them. It’s fun being part of this.
In Bradley’s own words:
You feel the cold chill going up your spine. You arise, in horror, seeing the monstrous grotesque entity in front of you. You try to scream, cry out for help but the cold, blistering air drys your every plea. The darkness takes you, rips you, gorge you…. Until there is nothing left but a puddle of thick red blood and hot….. Steamy….. Guts!!!!
This Kickstarter shares the book with another scary story: Detective Grim.
Please enjoy some of the inking artwork
Orision is a creation by Bradly Golden
Another big news. Zinnober has launched a Kickstarter for its first book in GERMAN!
Zinnober is the book I have been involved with since last year. A Tour de Force with lots of details and action in an apocalyptic world infested with dragons and guns.
Since Ralf (Series Creator and penciler ) and the editor Thomas are from Germany they decided to try a Kickstarter of the book in another language rather than English. And the backing has been incredible since the book has been funded in less than 12 hours.
The Kickstarter can be found here:
and you can find a preview of the first 10 pages here:
Zinnober is a series that in English will be published by Scout comics:
Created by Ralf Singh
Penciled by Ralf Singh
Inked by me.
Colors by Ilaria Fella
Letters by Taylor Esposito.
Cover by Nic Klein.
The Kickstarter page also features a small video of me inking a panel of issue 02.
mmm… Maybe a translation in Spanish soon?
Hello, my loved readers:
Allow me to introduce you to The Promise, a book that has been just recently released on ComiXology, vía ComiXology Submit.
I was approached by Thomas Conklin the comic book creator with the idea and I jumped right from the start. So far we have produced a number of comics so you will see right from issue 1 how catchy and appeal this story is.
The Promise, available on ComiXology can be found here,
The Thief and The Farm Girl
A notorious thief in the world of Fairie has stumbled into the clutches of an old business partner. While a farm girl with an affinity for nature finds a mysterious artifact that her father has kept hidden from her since birth.
Created by Thomas Conklin
Artwork by Jihad Akbar
Colors by Michael Woods
Lettering and logo design by me.
The requirement was to catch the fairie scent of the book and read it in a logo that will offer the reader the magic and the adventure. Right off the bat, I developed a series of ideas and sketches, and, as always, I kept the computer away from me. Old pencil and paper. Here are the first roughs I sent:
As you may see some of them has some sort of… Lord of The Rings bar-like vibe, and I used the gem, the jewelry which is part of the story. Those logos, which are more focused on elements were dropped. Thomas, instead decided that the fourth logo, since does not remind any object but keeps the idea, so it was the best and we developed from there.
After vectorizing it and fixing the proportions we choose this final version with a choice of the font for the “THE” part, which we decided to go with a font that reminds of the medieval scent of the book.
Thanks if you give The Promise a chance. it’s a great book and I think that adventure and LOTR fans will actually like it.
I take this moment to remind you to check this outstanding Kickstarter I am working on as letterer.
Glow, Issues 01 and 02 can be resumed as A coming of age story set in a world where magic caused the end of civilization.
Created by Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou, it features artwork by Colm Doyle, Alexandru Bucur, Anny Maulina, Dia Ja, Brian Valenza, Julia Frontoni and Kendrick See. Artwork is beyond this world!
You won’t regret it. I really love this kind of synergy towards creating something unique.
(borrowed from outrightgeekery.com)
There’s a peculiar new drug on the streets of Motocity. Its effects are unlike any other–an immersive psychedelic dreamscape with visions of animalistic abominations and god-like humanoids. This is bad news for Martin Comity, who lives for two things: playing jazz and getting his next fix. As Martin’s fascination with the drug turns to obsession, his loosening grip on reality becomes more evident by the day. An eccentric writer, the reclusive Benjamin Way, takes an odd interest in Martin’s predicament after experiencing visions of his own: A phantom specter with a single cryptic message: wake Martin to the nature of his “true” self, and quickly, or bear witness to the unraveling of that which bonds space and time. JAZZ LEGEND is a neo-noir meets cosmic fantasy inspired by the lives and works of jazz great Miles Davis, and the father of beat literature, William S Burroughs.
JAZZ LEGEND is written by JC Lacek with art by Vasco Duarte and Cristian Docolomansky.
JC’s published comic credits include several releases on the southern-gothic themed, Whiskey Tango Comics, with titles including Dogs Days of Raleigh Bottom, Andy Griffith Must Die, and The Devil’s Share. In addition, JC’s one-off, Northern Exposure, was featured in GrayHaven Comics’ graphic novel anthology, Kaiju. JC also currently works as resident playwright for The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre in southern West Virginia. His original play, Abomination on Bolt Mountain, has been produced nationwide and headlined San Francisco’s Greenhouse Theatre Festival in 2016.
The Diamond order code for issue #1 is MAR181866.
JAZZ LEGEND will be published monthly by Scout Comics.
Please visit us at www.ScoutComics.com!