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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]

— 3 days ago with 13 notes
m3ndacity:

Rocket girl by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

m3ndacity:

Rocket girl by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

— 4 days ago with 10 notes
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…
— 4 days ago with 33 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…

— 6 days ago with 38 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 week ago with 157 notes
Brandon's Eerie →

podcorn:

ShowNotes///


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…

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
Collected Edition →

podcorn:

ShowNotes///


00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:01:40 - VOLUME ONE out today!
00:03:30 - Spine design
00:05:10 - Private School v1 still available
00:08:05 - Vampire Cheerleaders
00:09:40 - The finances of a trade paperback

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
amyreeder:

Today is FINAL ORDER CUTOFF for the Rocket Girl v1 trade paperback!!!! This means your comic store has to finalize the number it wants for the release date, July 9. This would be the front/back/spine image…duuuuude, check out that SPINE! You know you want it. So share this with your retailer so THEY know you want it!

Rocket Girl Vol 1: “Times Squared.” Wraparound cover w/ spine. $9.99. IN COMICS SHOPS TOMORROW, JULY 9!

amyreeder:

Today is FINAL ORDER CUTOFF for the Rocket Girl v1 trade paperback!!!! This means your comic store has to finalize the number it wants for the release date, July 9. This would be the front/back/spine image…duuuuude, check out that SPINE! You know you want it. So share this with your retailer so THEY know you want it!

Rocket Girl Vol 1: “Times Squared.” Wraparound cover w/ spine. $9.99. IN COMICS SHOPS TOMORROW, JULY 9!

— 2 weeks ago with 109 notes
#80s Comics  #rocket girl  #image Comics  #amy reeder  #brandon montclare  #comics covers  #cover design  #makecomics  #trade dress  #graphic novel  #times square  #new york comics  #fire escape  #DaYoung Johansson  #eisner award  #creator-owned  #indie comics 

"King Of All Monsters" is an 8-page story in EERIE #5. In stores July 9th from Dark Horse.  By Brandon Montclare & Flint Henry

— 3 weeks ago with 48 notes
#eerie magazine  #Warren Publishing  #dark horse comics  #brandon montclare  #Henry Flint  #Godzilla  #ultraman  #kaiju  #tokusatsu 
imagecomics:

ROCKET GIRL—Gail Simone says you need this!
Issue #6 marks the beginning of a new story arc for the hit time-traveling series

imagecomics:

ROCKET GIRL—Gail Simone says you need this!

Issue #6 marks the beginning of a new story arc for the hit time-traveling series

— 1 month ago with 137 notes
'Rocket Girl' Panel

podcorn:

ShowNotes///


00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:00:51 - I’m babbling
00:01:35 - Cover to #6!
00:03:05 - Panel audio starts here.

Music:

Forget Me Nots
Patrice Rushen

Essential Reads:

Full audio from the Rocket Girl panel if you weren’t at Special Edition: NYC…

— 1 month ago with 13 notes
#podcorn  #brandon montclare  #amy reeder  #image Comics  #rocket girl 
Silver Surfer and Galactus by Kaluta. Got to write some Zenn-La stuff in Chaos King #1—and wasn’t going to miss out on this flashback.

Silver Surfer and Galactus by Kaluta. Got to write some Zenn-La stuff in Chaos King #1—and wasn’t going to miss out on this flashback.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#Kaluta  #chaos king  #marvel  #silver surfer  #galactus  #brandon montclare  #stan lee  #jack kirby 
"…comics exist within a delicate ecosystem. A title’s fate – especially when it is outside of Marvel or DC – can be determined before a single issue is even released, and beyond that initial launch, it takes the actions of readers, retailers and creators in various channels and forms to keep those books alive in an increasingly diverse and competitive market."
From a long conversation about creator-owned comics, hosted by David Harper at Multiversity Comics.
— 1 month ago with 5 notes
POWs, BANGs, BLAMs and comic book colors. At Houston & Bowery.

POWs, BANGs, BLAMs and comic book colors. At Houston & Bowery.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#lettering  #comics  #lowereastside  #bang! bang!