Tuesday, January 03, 2006

a SUPER 2006!

For 2006 (these early days of it, anyway), I seem to have superheroes on the brain. I worked hard last year bringing a few ideas for super characters to life, and now I'm knee-deep in the process of putting packages together for comic publishers to look at. All three of my super projects have been penciled and are currently being inked (after that, we'll add lettering and the colours). Here's a quick overview and preview image of each project:

Twilight Precinct: Penciled by the super-talented Federico Zumel, Twilight Precinct is about the band of grey between absolutes. Escalus City has been divided into halves, one side run by the superheroes, the other by the villains. The setting is rich and complex, but the central concept couldn't be simpler: a macho anti-hero who beats up the bad-guys. Also, he has a tail. Because there just aren't enough superheroes with cool tails.

If guys like Neil Armstrong, William Shatner, Stan Lee, and Clint Eastwood are still kicking tail well into their 70s and beyond, how would superheroes -- the first superheroes, birthed in the 30s and 40s -- have aged if they really existed?

Old School, drawn by Planetfall artist-extraordinaire Alan Gallo, catches up with five of these golden age heroes and pits them against the next evolution of the human species.

These aren't your father's superheroes... they're your grandpa's!

Last (but in no way least) is single mother Sherry Benning, a.k.a. The Matriarch. The best heroes are torn between the needs of their personal lives and the duties of their heroic alter egos. How much more intense, I wondered, would this tension be if the personal responsibilities were to a child instead of a super-model girlfriend or playboy lifestyle. (The rest pretty much wrote itself).

This one is brought to life by wizz-kid Steven Yarbrough. (And yes, he drew her kicking ass while talking on her cell-phone).

Anyway, I'll keep you updated on their progress on the condition that you pick the books up when they're actually published. Deal? _:)

You can check out some of my other submission projects here.


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3/31/2006 12:43 PM  

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