For those of you not following me on TWITTER or FACEBOOK, or even the new web-app that lets you stare at me as I sleep, you might not know that I’m doing all the art chores on the trans-media comic/play/ live-action Graphic Novel, The Intergalactic Nemesis!
Issue one is already drawn and printed, Issue two is at the printer’s right now, and I’m wrapping up the last few pages on issue 3. Coming this Labor Day, the entire live action play/ comic presentation will be performed at the 2400 seat Long Center for the performing arts here in Austin! This is a really big deal, and I gotta be honest, it kinda scares the crap out of me! I mean, there’s going to be 1000’s of people experiencing this story through my visuals. That’s a lotta nuts.
Here’s a snapshot of what this is going to be like, but on a smaller scale, as chapter one was performed at the Alamo Drafthouse a few weeks back-
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I’ve been associated w/ Intergalactic Nemesis off and on for almost 8 years now, designing backdrops and doing an occasional spot-piece now and then. But now, I’m living and breathing this project every day until the big performance!
Well, what’s this post all about now? Well, that image of Mysterion the Magnificent above is my latest print, and the first print for Nemesis! Mysterion is one of the villains from the book, and he’s a stage magician/ mesmerist with BAD intentions for our heroes. And doing a gigposter in the style of the magician adverts of the time (1930’s) just appealed WAY too much to me.
If you’re interested, the whole printing process is documented in my Flickr feed, starting HERE!
The print is the most technically proficient print I’ve ever done, and I think it shows- the over printing, transparent gray, metallic inks- the whole thing came together beautifully. It measures 12×24 and has an edition of 300, each signed and numbered by me. The prints, and the comics are available right now in the Intergalactic Nemesis store HERE. The poster retails at $30 a pop, and is in hand for immediate shipment!
And while you’re at it- check out the cover to issue 2- Yikes! The colorist, Lee Duhig, KILLED on this!