Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mike Dimayuga is a HACK!

It's true! The very talented Mike Dimayuga, penciler extraordinaire of Hero House, is a total hack. By which I mean, of course, that Mike will be making his professional comics debut in the soon-to-be-shipping Hack/Slash #23 from Devil's Due Comics! Check out writer Tim Seeley discussing it here.

You can see some of Mike's Hack/Slash art done before (though not his art for the story - this is some of the art he did for his own edification that caught Tim's eye). Please join me in congratulating him!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

State of the Comic 4/9: The Almost Done Edition

Holy Moses, folks (oh, Happy Passover, by the way)...we are SO almost done with the comic. We're so almost done that if we were any more almost done, we'd be all the way done. Think about it.

I downloaded a pretty-much-finished PDF last night of the entire comic...only to find just a few last niggling mistakes that I figured we might as well fix before we shut the door on this thing. But having read the entire book in color, lettered and in one sitting now, I can say with confidence that I'm SUPREMELY proud of how it came out, and of everyone involved with it. I'm going to have a final PDF of the whole shebang no later than next week, so if you're a retailer or blogger who'd like a copy for review, just drop me a note at herohousecomic[little "at" sign]gmail[dot]com.

And now, in keeping with our "almost done" theme, at the top of the post you'll find the almost-done pin-up for the book done by my ludicrously talented brother. (The final version has a slightly less blue Geist...)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Hero House cover: an AclinCorp premiere!

That's the thing about having your own blog - you can have all the world premieres you damn well please.

Anyway, it's not 100% nailed down yet, but I couldn't wait to share with you folks our fantastic looking cover.

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Here are the credits:
Cover Pencils by Ed McGuinness
Cover Inks by Frank E. Stone
Cover Colors by Brian Gabrillo
Hero House Logo by Jairo Leon and Michael Bencic
Cover Design by Jairo Leon

What does everyone think? Striking? Too plain? Awesome beyond words. Let me know in the comments - it's not too late in the process to see if I can't throw some Chromium on there if you think that's what it needs.