Friday, November 13, 2009

'Butch Stone: Replacement Hero'

This is an amazing, first-peek pinup preview of the art Andy Scordellis has created for our forthcoming FutureQuake strip "Butch Stone: Replacement Hero."

I first wrote the script a year ago, and it was accepted by Dave Evans over at FQ just last month. I reread it, still thought it was good, then didn't give it much consideration. That is, until, I saw Andy's thumbnail sketches (which I'll try to preview at a later date). Even as thumbnails, Andy's art has this raw energy to it, very fluid, action-packed, and alive. He has that Silver Age exuberance in filling each panel to brim, and it works perfectly for Butch Stone. I immediately decided to go back and rework the script. The end result is something way more over the top than I first imagined, with more tongue-in-cheek references, and more humor. And, it's a better script.

Since then, Andy and I have been going back and forth, bouncing ideas off each other. We both seeing Butch, along with his scientist partner, Talbot, engaging in more batshit ridiculous adventures; we both envision Silver Age homages, and pop-culture/historical references. But for now, we have this first strip to complete (which is also being previewed on the FutureQuake blog)--and more oddball ideas involving Antarctica and Nikola Tesla to flesh out.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Design! New Logo!

It's with a lot of excitement that I get to unveil this new site, and finally share it with...well, I don't want to say the world, that's overshooting things a bit. Let's say share it with all of you, whoever you may be.

For those who have visited the site before, you notice the brand-new, sleeker, friendlier design. The new site comes courtesy of Keidy Zuniga and Jen Torche. Keidy is responsible for the coding and putting everything together; Jen designed my logo and the background image. Though it doesn't need to be said, both are very talented at what they do and, I'm sure, will continue to do great things.

Other than the look, this site will remain the place for news, updates, and previews. Quarantine is continuing to push forward, with a spring release very much in our sights. Terminus, which I haven't discussed much since the signing announcement, will likely begin production shortly after the start of the new year. I have some news on that--and other things--later in the week.

For now, I hope you enjoy the new site. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 2, 2009

'The Return' Page 7 (Only One More to Go)

Check out the thrilling conclusion over at Gino's site on Friday!