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I’ve got very high ceilings at my place…

I’ve got very high ceilings at my place…

— 2 days ago with 57 notes

felipesmithart:

A colorful BLAST of PEEPO CHOO!!

One of my all-time favorites…

(via felipesmithart)

— 1 week ago with 776 notes
amyreeder:

Cover to Rocket Girl #7: Rocket Girl in plainclothes?! Had a ton of fun with this.

I do nothing on these covers—it’s all Amy Reeder… except I did suggest she change DaYoung Johansson’s t-shirt to Les Miz from AC/DC

amyreeder:

Cover to Rocket Girl #7: Rocket Girl in plainclothes?! Had a ton of fun with this.

I do nothing on these covers—it’s all Amy Reeder… except I did suggest she change DaYoung Johansson’s t-shirt to Les Miz from AC/DC

— 1 week ago with 1079 notes
#rocket girl  #st marks place  #nyc  #80s  #DaYoung Johansson  #brandon montclare  #amy reeder  #image Comics 

Spider-Woman #32 cover by Frank Miller. Yowzers… this one is awesome. Some controversy going around today with Milo Manara’s new Spider-Woman #1 variant cover. It’s safe to say that Miller doesn’t worry himself with controversies—but he definitely gets the upper-hand!

— 1 week ago with 18 notes
#spider-woman  #Frank Miller  #universal monsters  #werewolf  #frankenstein  #dracula  #bela lugosi  #boris karloff  #hunchback of notre dame  #marvel  #comics covers  #makecomics  #lon chaney  #charles laughton 

podcorn:

ICYMI old episodes of PODCORN are now syndicated on our youtube channel!

New episodes start up Aug 20! Summer reruns are still pretty fun…

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
Pretty amazing Gene Colan cover to Tomb of Dracula #44. Rainbows used in badass action seems to work… see Thor’s bifrost, a few Superman 10cent covers, and Superfriends.

Pretty amazing Gene Colan cover to Tomb of Dracula #44. Rainbows used in badass action seems to work… see Thor’s bifrost, a few Superman 10cent covers, and Superfriends.

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#gene colan  #tomb of dracula  #dr strange  #rainbows 
Interview: Blasting Through Crime (and Time!) with Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder’s ‘Rocket Girl’

comicspire:

Interview: Blasting Crime with @BMontclare and @AmyReeder’s ‘Rocket Girl’

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The vivid, striking, lush artwork of Amy Reeder first came to my attention in Madame Xanadu, a vastly underappreciated Vertigo series she drew with writer Matt Wagner.For all that the book made sweeping, bold approaches to setting and place, the heart of every issue was how closely Reeder holds onto the central character. She never for a moment leaves the character isolated in the magical worlds…

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Fun interview that moves from the creative process to some nuts & bolts comics financing.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#indie comics  #makecomics  #amy reeder  #brandon montclare  #rocket girl  #image Comics  #self-publishing 
amyreeder:

Rocket Girl’s been getting some GREAT press in the last week and I’ve been too busy to post anything!  Gotta write down all the cool stuff:
NPR gave a rave review! Holy cow I love NPR!!
Indiewire placed Rocket Girl in its "10 Comics Books That Deserve to be Movies" list!  AMAZING.
Rocket Girl showed up on the New York news once again for (what it seems) a good example of female representation. Here’s the other video if you haven’t seen it.  Very cool!
Multiversity outdid their support for us in their recent writeup about their favorite colorists by putting me at the tippy-top of the article!  It matters a lot to me that I get to color myself, so it’s GREAT to hear that people think it makes a difference.  You are validating my happy place!
Speaking of Multiversity, we did a GREAT interview for their "Robots From Tomorrow" podcast with Mike Romeo.  In it I wax philosophical that what motivates me is the rush I get when I try something difficult and succeed.  I have to do it or I won’t want to draw.
During SDCC I interviewed with Juliet Kahn over at ComicsAlliance!  Thanks, Juliet!
Steve Morris of The Beat fame has just opened up his new site The Spire and Brandon and I have an interview with him!
On top of all that, TONIGHT Brandon and I are going to Jersey City to sign at WORD Bookstore at 7:30.  We’ll be speaking as well; don’t miss it!

Rocket Girl is everywhere…

amyreeder:

Rocket Girl’s been getting some GREAT press in the last week and I’ve been too busy to post anything!  Gotta write down all the cool stuff:

NPR gave a rave review! Holy cow I love NPR!!

Indiewire placed Rocket Girl in its "10 Comics Books That Deserve to be Movies" list!  AMAZING.

Rocket Girl showed up on the New York news once again for (what it seems) a good example of female representation. Here’s the other video if you haven’t seen it.  Very cool!

Multiversity outdid their support for us in their recent writeup about their favorite colorists by putting me at the tippy-top of the article!  It matters a lot to me that I get to color myself, so it’s GREAT to hear that people think it makes a difference.  You are validating my happy place!

Speaking of Multiversity, we did a GREAT interview for their "Robots From Tomorrow" podcast with Mike Romeo.  In it I wax philosophical that what motivates me is the rush I get when I try something difficult and succeed.  I have to do it or I won’t want to draw.

During SDCC I interviewed with Juliet Kahn over at ComicsAlliance!  Thanks, Juliet!

Steve Morris of The Beat fame has just opened up his new site The Spire and Brandon and I have an interview with him!

On top of all that, TONIGHT Brandon and I are going to Jersey City to sign at WORD Bookstore at 7:30.  We’ll be speaking as well; don’t miss it!

Rocket Girl is everywhere…

— 1 month ago with 128 notes
#amy reeder  #rocket girl  #brandon montclare 
comicswithtim:

Absolutely astounded by imagecomics branding for Rocket Girl (as is co-creator amyreeder shown in this photo) [taken from her Twitter feed and reshared by bmontclare]

comicswithtim:

Absolutely astounded by imagecomics branding for Rocket Girl (as is co-creator amyreeder shown in this photo) [taken from her Twitter feed and reshared by bmontclare]

— 1 month ago with 14 notes
m3ndacity:

Rocket girl by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

m3ndacity:

Rocket girl by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

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http://volpesvolpi.tumblr.com/post/86055354047/im-seeing-a-disturbing-lack-of-rocket-girl-on →

volpesvolpi:

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I’m seeing a disturbing lack of Rocket Girl on tumblr. If you like comics, you should be reading this one.

  1. The story and artwork are amazing. The plot involves time travel and isn’t told linearly , so it’s hard to give you a synopsis with out giving too much away, but basically it’s about…
— 1 month ago with 38 notes
San Diego Comic-Con: SCHEDULE + EXCLUSIVES →

amyreeder:

Oh man, so SDCC is about to happen, you guys!!!! And I have some extra cool things going on this year.

First thing’s first, Image will be selling an exclusive hardcover edition of Rocket Girl volume 1 at their booth, 2729. Make sure you get one before they sell out. They’re REALLY nice, and only…

— 1 month ago with 41 notes

amyreeder:

Here’s a little window into the colors as they develop!  Sadly I didn’t save any WIP versions of the rendering process.  I’ll try to remember that next time.

Because this piece was so unobvious I decided to flat out the overall shapes before I sent it out to my flatter Chris Canibano, so he could refine it all.  So the first image is me, the second is him.  I had him color hold a few things too…very important that the linework could be separated.  The third is what I did to adjust the flats to the color scheme I had in my head.

The fourth image is a huuuge jump, but yeah, I did my rendering, which involves a shading layer, some gradients, and some dodge tool highlights.  And I also, as you see, changed the background scheme a lot.  I wanted the background to look like the sun’s rays, but it needed to be dark enough for all the bright things to pop!  When I play around with color scheme, I select a few of the colors and mess with hue/saturation and slide the hue around to see if I get any ideas.  I also use the color mixer to sort of unify the colors…group them together, so to speak.  Picking colors is probably the most time-consuming part of coloring, and I don’t think I’m alone in this.

The last image is the final one; Here you can see what a difference all those effects make!  We’ve got glowing effects as well as a texture applied.  I don’t normally use textures on Rocket Girl…but again, I wanted this to seem like a depiction of buildings, not real buildings, so it was important to group and flatten everything to give it that effect.  I made the texture in Painter 9 with their watercolor brushes—I used this technique waaaaaay back when with that very first Madame Xanadu cover.  (I’ve tried the new Painter’s watercolors and it’s not nearly as good.  Thank goodness I still have an old computer with the program on it!)

— 1 month ago with 170 notes
Brandon's Eerie →

podcorn:

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00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:01:00 - http://youtu.be/FRVSSwJYqh0
00:01:30 - Eerie #5… get it!
00:03:25 - Monster’s Inc from Boom!
00:10:05 - Omega Men/ Haunted Tank
00:10:55 - Fearsome Four
00:14:40…

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