Another new Dream Life page today!
---Also some jawboning about lucid dreaming there for you in the blog.
Just two more left for this dream sequence to go.
That's right, i wanted to open the story with a nearly wordless, twenty one page dream sequence! You can see how it might have been a little hard to convince a publisher to go for that without seeing it all done :)
By the end of chapter one though, i hope to have made my case. Colored 20 last night and working on some pencils for 40-46 today.
Labels: "Dream Life", anthology, Art, blogging, Comics, links
posted by max at 4/10/2010 01:02:00 PM
digital painting for Dream Life
posted by max at 3/06/2010 10:59:00 PM
gots' ya' comics right here...
So I've been wanting to add comics to Sequential.spiltink.org
for a while, and was wondering how to go about it.
Then i realized, hey, i draw comics!
duh. Been working on a graphic novel called Dream Life for the last while, and it's been begging for a better site.
To be honest I've been reluctant to use Sequential
to promote my own work, feel a bit funny about it. But it increasingly seems the best way to continue doing both, and truthfully it was while working out how to get my own work out there that i realized there was a need for something like it in the first place, so of course i should be using it.
Over the last 6 months I've been trying to remind myself of that. I've Just added a new area to the site, a WordPress webcomics
page, hosted at sequential.spiltink.org/comics
] - for now the main attraction is Dream Life
. I had been publishing it on Live Journal but it's needed a new easier to read/follow site for a while.
For the last week there's been a new post each day, after page 9 I'll have new updates every Wednesday.
I want to expand from there, eventually to be a fully online version of RevolveR
. I'm still working out how Wordpress works, when i get it sorted I'll be adding an index for other stories of my own....
But if you draw comics, then consider this
Sequential is looking for creators to publish on site.
If you're interested contact
me about publishing your comics on sequential.spiltink.org/comics
Directly. Ongoing and short stories are both welcomed submissions. I want to leave the subject open on subject matter for the moment, but looking for good story telling and consistent work and i do plan to be picky. It would be great to have s traditional style strip to post right on the main Sequential
blog too! Canadiana is very welcomed. Cheers - max.
Labels: "Dream Life", anthology, Art, Comics, News, revolver, webcomics
posted by max at 3/03/2010 04:11:00 AM
IPad, Will it save comics?
...Don't know, but it looks pretty good to me. And starting at $499 i might even be able to afford it, dang, didn't see that coming.
The IPad seems like a decent entry in the Tablet category, and yeah, i bet my Dream Life art
would look good on it, It's even the exact same dimensions! :)
I'm working on a new Zuda project too, if we're lucky and land the deal, this could be a big boost for it.
I've posted more about it here on Sequential
, along with some clips. It's pretty exciting to think about what this might do for print and web based media, i for one am optimistic.
Labels: Comics, ipad, islate, itablet, News, webcomics
posted by max at 1/27/2010 02:22:00 PM
Ok, i just like making film clips. I'd like to make a film sometime. For now, making comics. A friend said they wanted to see what was going on better in response to the other inking clip, so this time i did just double speed. Not quite as exciting to watch but informational. Even for me, editing this noticed a lot of little things i should be paying attention to. Should analyze my technique like this more often.
Again music is by Michelle Breslin and co. from the last album recorded buy sadoceanspacebear before braking up as a group. You can hear more here.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, Comics, drawing, proses, video
posted by max at 1/23/2010 11:53:00 PM
Another day at the desk. Someone wanted to see the work being done more clearly than you can in the last proses video i made, so this is only sped up a little bit.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, Comics, drawing, proses, video
posted by max at 1/22/2010 10:02:00 PM
Keepin' the pot a boilin'
Put this up on Flickr a few days ago, it's open to the changes different venues and opportunities will provide but I'm kind of hopping i can do it just B&W like this. I really love working in this style, and i think this one would suite it well. Can't say too much yet but this is something I'm collaborating with Mark Sable
, my co-hort on Upside Down for Comic Book Tattoo
More to come soon. Juggling doing some pages for a pitch [as seen here]
and inking two Dream Life pages, shooting for 5 in all by the end of the week. So far looking good.
TCAF 2010 has started the big wind up
, thanks for the heads up Dave. Exciting, and scarry, got a lot i want to get together for that this year!
Labels: "finger string", Art, Comics, work
posted by max at 1/19/2010 09:11:00 PM
GHOSTBUSTERS : TAINTED LOVE
It's been a while since i did a WFH deadline driven gig, good to be back at it though i'm a bit rusty with the time management it seems.
Word has been getting out
so it's safe for me to post about it, doing a comic for the franchise of another one of my childhood favorites, Ghostbusters!
Re watched the movies of course, that was fun. Unlike many they hold up well today, really great films. Least i think so.
Hope i can do the comic version justice. we're not useing likenesses but i am trying to chanel the feel/type for the orriginal cast. The plot is a punchy fun short story, a valentines, with a hint of horror and cutie for Winston in it! Working with Dara Naraghi
for the first time on this, with IDW. It's going a bit slow but the art i think is coming out looking good, eh? A long time collaborator Bernie Mireault
is going to be doing colors for the interiours. I also got to go to town doing an alternate cover seen here. spent too long on it but it was worth it. Bellow i'm posting some other rough art and the group shot that got me the gig.
GHOSTBUSTERS HOLIDAY SPECIAL: TAINTED LOVE
Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Salgood Sam.
Covers by Salgood Sam [seen right] and Nick Runge.
Love is in the air - literally! - as Winston befriends an attractive woman with a ghostly problem in her apartment. But trapping the love-struck apparition proves to be more complicated than the Ghostbusters originally thought. Can Winston step up and save the day? Just how far will Peter go to find a date? And do Ray and Egon ever stop to think about girls, or is it always about trans-dimensional ectoplasmic anomolies with those two?
32 pages, $3.99.
Labels: Comics, ghostbusters, new books, News
posted by max at 11/25/2009 12:22:00 AM
"...fascinatingly unique, with characters that don't end up feeling stale and stereotypical."
It's nice to know people are still discovering my last graphic novel
, the life span of books sometimes can be short. Therefore Repent! a post rapture graphic novel sold ok at the convention this past weekend for me, and now has 1692 downlaods on legaltorrents.com
We recently got another positive shout out on Front Click, a Creative Commons legal torrents listing blog...
"Indeed, "Therefore Repent!" is one of those things that are too good to be true. It's an awesome graphic novel that has achieved critical and commercial success, yet, it can be read for free! It's good enough to make you want to buy a copy."
It's true, you can read the book for free, and we'd love it if you baught copies for your freinds
during the upcoming holidays. See you at word on the street
this comic weekend!
Labels: Comics, repent press, retail, reviews, Therefore Repent
posted by max at 9/23/2009 01:00:00 AM
Report from the desk:
Posted this on P&P and then relized i should put it here...
And a day of rest - geeeeezzzzz, man, came back from TCAF the hard way, had to get a cover and BD done for Monday, and almost, but not quite made it. lettering on the BD is temporary, the publisher is going to use their font once they do final edit.
Last week : TCAF was pretty awesome, though i have some mightily cranky notions about the building we were in - not a fan of the architecture, looks good on camera but where i was sitting, it was not a very human feeling space too me, never was a big fan of that one - i sat right under where this was taken from.
But a lot of people loved it and I'm told the library is ecstatic about the festival and provides the space happily which is not how the last place treated them so that's great for Peter and Christopher! Probably will grow on me, i just really loved the old Vic building we were in, had great feeling about it.
Saturday was insane! I mean packed! wow.
No one seemed to know were the ac controls were + i had been up pretty late Friday night being social as well as hulling 525 magazines clear across town and back again on foot [transit] Friday afternoon/evening to get to the Seth reading.
I had also chosen to wear something semi formal involving a jacket. = i was wrecked after day one.
Susi diner saved me and had a good time at Chips launch. His new book looks really sweet, hope to actually read a comic soon, it's in the short stack.
Day two was more mellow, and cool enough i didn't think about taking off my sweater, which it looks like i should have - this was all nice till later on when it was clear the sales were going to be slow.
Despite repeated attempts i was unable to crack the boredom by starting a rubber band war with Craig A. Taillefer, who just gave me funny looks. yes, that look exactly. Brian Evinou & Liz Baillie were grate neighbors, Brian did a lot of drawing. If i hadn't been so burnt out both days i might have felt bad about not being into it!
Last minute scramble to spend money in the last half hour left me with a small profit i spent on mothers day dinner. I bet folks with brand new books to sell did well. Also moved I'd say about 450 of 525 copies of the free Sequential magazine which were well received for sure. Got a short list of people who want to be in the next one if there is one.
The After Party Sunday night was nice, and i had a good time hanging out with Eric Kim & Co. Monday. Met a whole bunch of cool people on this trip in fact.
Had a few days off to see family, and got some sketching done. Missed my buss, took 12 hours to get home in all and crashed har
Labels: Art, Comics, events, illustrations, k, TCAF
posted by max at 5/19/2009 03:33:00 PM
Free Repenting, RevolveR pending, renovations afoot.
Hey all, slow fast and all over the place.
So have you read our book? Therefore Repent!
If not, or if you have and want a easy way to win a convert?
Well here you go; The sequel, Sword of My Mouth is in this month's Previews, the staff pick no less!!
And to help promote it Jim released the complete Therefore Repent! under a creative commons license for your reading enjoyment.
Help spread the rapture!: We got mentioned on Boing Boing!
And Digg, Digg it and post it to your friends, lets make it viral! :D
If you've read it already, send the link to friends you think will enjoy it with our blessings! And don't forget to drop by the local shop to let them know you want Sword of My Mouth #1. Knit a reminder around your finger so you don't forget!
And if this is the first you've heard of Therefore Repent! or you've been trying to decide if you wanted to spend the cash, please do check it out!
Maybe if you like it, buy copy for your library? With the lovely blue ink!
Sword of My Mouth #1
In other news, been working on the next things.
Behind on doing some writing, but I've been eying the first 6 acts of Thieves Cant. Thinking about the few interesting directions to take, think I'm going to spend a night watching some high caper Royal Crown affair type of flair,
Rebuilt a home for
Jim Munroe (w) - Shannon Gerard (a)
If Ella didn't have her baby, she'd go crazy from the loneliness. But she might still go crazy from the guilt, because the baby isn't quite right. The world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working.
A stand-alone six-issue story continuing on from acclaimed graphic novel Therefore Repent! Sword of My Mouth moves the focus from Chicago, under siege by angels with machine guns, to the urban prairie of Detroit, where a different kind of struggle is faced.
Folks in the D have banded together to turn land with burned out crackhouses into farming tracts, and seem to be on a road to self-sufficiency... until Famine rides into town. This six-issue story arc will be written by creator Jim Munroe ("a pop culture provocateur" - Austin Chronicle) and drawn by Shannon Gerard.
B&W - 32 pages - $3.99
See PREVIEWS page 266.
Diamond Previews code: MAR09 4308
The rise and fall of it all over here.
There's a trailer! And art! And the script and more! Will be adding some other stuff too in the futture. Planning to have this one done in 2010.
In the mean time it is one of the projects coming back with RevolveR, Along with the fist 60 pages of Dream Life.
Also: rebuilt more of my webpire, Sequential, and CHO! are sporting new hair cuts and I'm thinking about adding funny pages to Sequential some how...
Catching up on neglected house cleaning as well. The studio is a wreck right now, i'm purging stuff, been selling off some art. If your interested in owning an original certified Salgood Sam - one of my drawing that is and not the pen name - have a look see here, and drop me a line.
And last; some recent work to ponder and i hope stimulate your brain cells and tickle your pocket books ;)
Labels: Art, Comics, News, revolver
posted by max at 2/26/2009 10:10:00 PM
Cover art for Popgun 3
Just saw this, looks sweet! nice one by Tara McPherson.
Here's the blurb:
POPGUN VOLUME 3 by ERIK LARSEN, DAN BRERETON, PAUL GRIST, SHELDON VELLA, ED KWONG, JUAN DOE, TONCI ZONJIC, SALGOOD SAM, MIKE DAWSON, ANTHONY WU, CHRIS MORENO, MAXIMO LORENZO, DEREK MCULLOCH, CONNOR WILLUMSEN, and more!
edited by MARK ANDREW SMITH & D.J. KIRKBRIDE
cover by TARA McPHERSON
The Harvey Award-winning graphic mixtape returns for a third round with a new generation of cartoonists teaming up with some of the industry's most celebrated names to produce nearly five hundred pages of all-new, full color comics! Always exciting, unpredictable, and bursting at the seams with unhindered creativity, POPGUN keeps getting better and better!
MARCH 25th * 448 PAGES * FC * $29.99
You can preorder it on Amazon, [the listing shows the wrong cover] And you can also order it from your local comics retailer (Diamond order code JAN092368)
Here's a peek at my stuff in the book.
Labels: anthology, Comics, popgun
posted by max at 1/26/2009 09:21:00 PM
New art: Dream Life and Widows
posted by max at 1/15/2009 04:48:00 AM
I'm being torrented!
We've been shanghaied by the bay! Rather flattering really.
So, yeah, you can find the entire Sea of Red series including my first 4 issues amongst the comic torrents now.
Hey, obviously i'd prefer it if people paid to read my books, but on the other hand i've long felt one of the best ways to get people to try stuff is through freebies. In any case, if you want to check it out before buying, for sure I'm all for it. I tend to think/hope those that will want a hard copy will.
If you feel inclined to help support at least one of the artists involved in creating Sea of Red, here's my hat tipped, shoot me whatever you feel inclined to via pay pal. I'd be much obliged guv'.
Labels: Comics, donate, free comics, retail, Sea of Red, torrents
posted by max at 1/10/2009 09:37:00 PM
See you @ EXPOZINE 2008 | Sat Nov 29 & Sun Nov 30
So I'm going to be at Expozine, along with much of the alternative comix scene for Montreal and many from all over Canada and the US!This year I have lots of books. Not as many copies of Therefore Repent as I'd have liked it looks like, just 10!
Expozine has evolved into the biggest zine fair in Canada now, it's been amazing to watch; I've attended every year so far.
Ordered more but unless they show up Friday I think they got held up with thanksgiving in the US.
That kind of sucks because i can probably sell 3 times as many as I have. But what you going to do?
I will have other books though, lots of RevolveR's, a few copies of Comic Boot Tattoo, Sea of Red, old jam zines and some other older books i've done. Also going to bring a long box of old books from my personal collection, stuff i'd like to start divesting myself off. Also, i had some cool new 1" pins I had made up too, hear they come out well, going to pick them up tomorrow!
The books are above, bellow is the art from the pins! See you at the show! Drop by and say hi if you read the blogs. :)
Labels: anthology, appearances, Art, book fairs, comic conventions, Comics, events, Expozine
posted by max at 11/28/2008 12:11:00 AM
a post rapture
Written by Jim Munroe
Drawn by me! Salgood Sam
What if the religious right... are actually right?
Without warning, multitudes of Christians float bodily up into the sky. For the immoral majority, life goes on pretty much as usual.Except that after the Rapture, magic works -- for those willing to risk demonic mutations.
And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners.
But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship.
Critically acclaimed and poplar with readers, Therefore Repent! is an unconventional apocalyptic page turner.
Praise for Therefore Repent!
"Therefore Repent! is great. Loved the conflict between the old and new religions, plus it's got Jesus and mutants." -- Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned
"Therefore Repent! is impressive, layered, and in places surprisingly funny. I didn't think it would be my sort of thing, but I enjoyed it." --Jim Ottaviani, author of FALLOUT: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb
"Now, just dealing with the Rapture might be enough of a hook, but Jim and Salgood do a great job of characterization from the very beginning. The two protagonists are so interesting that I had to keep turning page after page to see what and who they were. And yes, Salgood can draw like nobody's business... I give this book two thumbs up." --Chris Pitzer, AdHouse Books
"The tale's offbeat anarchy and peculiar, parodic charms will win you over. It's like one of those church pamphlets about salvation gone terribly, terribly wrong." --John Burns, The Georgia Straight
"Therefore Repent! is an absolutely boundless piece of fantasy that he wisely grounds in very human relationships... to say it's an imaginative work would be an understatement: 'unhinged' is probably more accurate. I can't wait for more."-- Robert J. Wierseman, Quill & Quire
"The art is extraordinarily fluid and the storyline ingenious and sharply intelligent." --Jeff VanderMeer, Realms of Fantasy
"It's completely nuts... It's a book about what if the Rapture actually happened, and that's all I'm gonna tell you." --Junot Diaz, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction
Joe Shuster Award Nominee for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer 2008
And via the publishers,
& now it can be read or downloaded @ archive.org!; The long time web geek that i am, that's pretty cool. Nice streaming reader interface too. Enjoy, if you like it please consider buying the paperback for a friend or you're own shelf; or subscribing for Sword of My Mouth. :) It's a pretty cheap damned good read and worth the $. +++
Update: A lot of shops returned surplus stock when the rescission started in late '08. I've heard from some readers that it was a little hard to find our book, If you haven't seen it locally try and ask your retailer about ordering you a copy or two of Therefore Repent! for their shop.
Labels: Comics, repenting, Therefore Repent
posted by max at 11/11/2008 05:30:00 AM