Saturday, December 27, 2014

UPDATE: 12/27/14

JOE MONTANA- A picture I did for one of my doctors.
Health Care is important!

Here’s hoping everyone had a Happy Holiday Season with a very merry Christmas. Soon it will be on to the New Year. Cheers!!

This is the pencil for the final cover.
There will be a painted backdrop
which will feature the large face.
Cover for The Mad Mummy no.6
Rough Versions-part of the working process
Let’s have a look at the some of the recent work on The Mad Mummy. Issue No. 5 is being wrapped up and will be off to iVerse  next week. Here’s a sneak peak at a couple of the pages. The issue is a homage to George McDonald Fraser’s Flashman series, and the beginning of a four issue arc that features a tip of the skullcap another of my favorite fictional villains.

If you missed issue four, it’s available through iVerse (Click on the link. then type in Mad Mummy in Search. War of the Wizards features lots of action, magic and necessary information on how to revitalize a newly awakened mummy.

Issue No. 6, The Devil Doctor, is pencilled and the script is written. The next two issue have been thumb nailed and I’m working on the scripts this week. The best news is that an old friend rejoins me for the editing process on this- but more on that in a future update.

On to 2015! See you then.


Friday, December 19, 2014

UPDATE 12/19/14

UPDATE 12/ 19/14

As the year draws to an end it’s been almost four months since I last posted anything on my blog. My excuse is that I’ve been so busy trying to keep up with the schedule of producing my bi-monthly digital book, The Mad Mummy, that I’ve pretty much let everything else slip by. A couple of things have happened lately that have made me re-examine that schedule.

The first is that while the that book, and the rest of my reissues (Lori Lovecraft, Retrowood,and Voodoo Mansion) all get great creative compliments, the sales figures on them are extremely low. So I either have to abandon the process or spend more time on the business and promotional side of comics. Yeah, it ain’t pretty but that’s the awful truth.

So part of that routine is to start to post weekly progress updates on my blog about what’s happening with the books. And once a month I still want to continue the “magazine article” format that I’ve already established.

Currently my website is being revised and updated as another outlet to reach fans of the stories. When I first learned how to create a website, we used the process called “wysiwyg” (what you see is what you get). It was very similar to photoshop and you simply pasted in text and dragged images to create pages. Then you posted it on your website. Unfortunately, depending on what browser you were using, where you put the text and image might appear quite different from one monitor to the next.  And you now have the additional complication of working for multiple size screens: computer, tablet, iPhone,etc. The only solution is that you now have to really examine the html code for each page while you are creating them; that’s a slow and tedious process, but I am still hoping to have a revamped Lori site up and functioning by late January 2015. Believe me, you’ll here about it here as it happens. 

The fifth issue of The Mad Mummy is nearing completion and will be off to my digital publishers before the end of the year.  This is a period piece where Aten Ra, the title character, meets up with my homage to Harry Flashman and a very young Asian doctor who was also one of my favorite fictional villains. Great fun to write and draw. The sixth issue is pencilled and picks up the story fifty years later when the doctor’s daughter enters the picture.

And I’m still trying to keep my hand in with drawing everyday and doing painting and illustration when I can. Life is short; use it up.

See you next week!