Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The day has started with two nice mentions of Fantastic Life!
Posted by Kevin Mutch at 8:27 AM
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
While we're waiting for this Friday's action packed installment of the Moon Prince, I thought it might be fun to show you a few of my influences in writing this part of the story. The idea to have bat-people on the Moon actually goes back all the way to 1835, to a famous hoax published in the old New York Sun that claimed astronomers had spotted creatures on the lunar surface using an enormous new telescope. Wonderful drawings of these bat-men were published and caused a huge stir at the time. Here are a few of them:
You can read a fascinating article about the Great Moon Hoax here.
And my list of influences for this part of the story wouldn't be complete without mentioning Jack Kirby's great comics series Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth, which I devoured as a kid. The ninth issue of the story featured bat people battling astronauts in a balloon! Here's the cover (you can click on any of these images for larger versions):
Posted by Kevin Mutch at 8:53 AM
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Since it's always fun to watch little animations, here's one showing how I made the second page of my book Fantastic Life (in stores now! Or order it here!). It starts with the original pencil drawing (you can see how woefully rusty I was after not doing comics drawing for 20 years!) and then goes through various versions of the page showing the changes I made, and finishes with the final color version of the page.
Posted by Kevin Mutch at 9:03 AM
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I've got a few extra copies of a promotional Moon Prince comic book I had printed up to show at conventions. It's the first chapter of the story - pages 1 to 29 - and it's in really nice full color. If you want one, you can buy it for $5.95 here (and I'll sign every copy sold).
Posted by Kevin Mutch at 8:40 AM