Mar 232017
 


I’ve not written about it on this blog yet, but Moby is making a comic book called Dr. Fizz

Now, I am not writing the script or doing the art…or the colors…but I do get to pay for it. Yay! Seriously though, we have the first four pages done and things are moving ahead.

Dr. Fizz Page One Progression From Pencils to Inks to Colors. Art by Rick Alves, Colors by Rodrigo Charles

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Jan 082017
 


The second Volume of J. Miles Dunn’s epic Grinidon is now funding on Kickstarter and I was able to ask a few more questions about the series. 

The first volume, now available in print and digital, was successfully funded about a year ago. It’s hard to explain just how satisfying of an experience this Kickstarter has been. The physical book is great, full of all that wonderful art by Erwin Arroza (interviewed here). Seeing the samples and random pages was one thing, but being able to sit and enjoy it all at once was…well, wonderful. 

Of course, all is a relative term. The story is epic and in Volume One we have still only encountered two of the three Kingdoms vying for control of Calloway. There is so much more to be told…

Thanks again to J. Miles Dunn for taking the time for this interview. New readers should also check out Moby’s first interview with J. Miles Dunn for even more background regarding Grinidon and the history behind the project and it’s artist.


Grinidon: A Fantasy Graphic Novel – Volume 2 on Kickstarter

tumblr_o0o3dbxE011subh7ro1_1280Grinidon is an epic saga of kingdoms and factions fighting for control of a newly discovered island, Calaway. You join the story fifty years into this conflict, after its lords and people have successfully won their independence from their homeland – and now wage war against each other.

Lords and families from the old lands have risked everything to come here and find their fortune. Alliances have been formed and broken, guilds and kingdoms have risen and fallen, and heroes have come from the most unlikely of places.

In Volume 1, the southern kingdom of Carnasus is preparing its capital for an attack from the north.  The council has sent word for all those loyal to the realm to aid them, but they know that this is a battle they cannot hope to win. The northern army is impossibly large and their king has taken steps to ensure victory. 

All appears lost until a figure from Carnasus’ past reemerges – but the slim hope he offers comes with great risk, for he knows a dark secret that must never be told. The council must decide if they will place their lives into the hands of those they cannot trust, or risk annihilation on the battlefield and leave their end to fate. Continue reading »

Dec 062016
 

Paradox Girl is back! PG is easily one of the best comics to come around on Kickstarter in a long time, and now she is back for another round with all-new issues.

And now you can see what the fuss is about by checking out PG’s first issue for free [HERE].

You can also find out More at Paradoxgirl.com, or by checking out the Kickstarter for issues 4-6.

Don’t worry, this one won’t kill you with shipping costs for the physical issues, and you can still get Issues 1-3 in several tiers too.

Highly Recommended. Check out that free Issue on Tumbler to see for yourself. 

 

Aug 162016
 

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It’s always nice to see someone who has been featured here on Moby’s! move onto a new project, and that is the case with artist David Jaxon. About a year ago I posted a couple of commission pieces by David, including one of Silverwolf’s Edge, a piece that came out really well.

And now we can see more of David’s work in his new Kickstarter! Yay, Moby promoting a Kickstarter, how aboot that? Seriously though, it is nice to see someone taking it to the next level and making their own book, like Super Legion. Continue reading »

Aug 082016
 

MDS00004Sometimes ‘The Glut’ just makes it too easy, or maybe I’ve just been doing it all wrong.

I thought you had to go online, do some research into what companies published what and when and order some books. But, I was wrong.

You see, I’ve just discovered that all you have to do is buy the worst comics still in the discount bin at someplace going out of business…and odds are those books come from, give or take, 1986.  So much easier, and no shipping.

Today’s comic book is ‘Project Hero #1‘, published August 1987 by Vanguard Graphics. Back in ’87, this full-color comic book would have set you back a whole $1.50. It can be found for considerably less today. I think I paid 18¢ for mine.

LogoIt seems like Vanguard is a popular name to publish under judging by how others occasionally use the same name too. From what I can tell, Vanguard published a whole 3 comics back in ’87 or so: the one issue of Project Hero and another two whole issues of The Privateers.

They were based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and their imprint was a stylized letter ‘V’ with the left half of a maple leaf attached. I have no clue why they used a maple leaf. Continue reading »