Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cat out of the bag aka: Why I don't sleep: KID PHANTOM

 Will do a process book for the cons, and chat more about this later (under the pump, might be grading for my 4th degree black Belt in a day or so), so those keen on development of this series and concept sketches can suss out in full glory.

So stoked to be involved with this character, considering he was the one who got me into reading comics when I was in primary school, and influenced the Soldier Legacy greatly. Full circle, if you will. Think of this as 'Untold tales of Spider-man'- Phantom-style :D
And stoked to be working with my good friend, the super talented writer Andrew Constant (Torn, Broken Line, Fly (Gestalt), DC Comics) from issue 2. 81 years of the Phantom, and still going strong, thanks to Frew, and its a thrill to be onboard.

 Huge thanks to Chris Sequeira, Glenn Ford, Henriquez, and for their support: my ever patient partner Amanda, Mum, Dad, my sister, Robyn and Jeff Bacchi, Brad Mengel, Baden Kirgan, Rand and Carissa, Doug and Aly, Stewart and Wendy, Nicola Scott, Andrew Constant, And Spark, Paul Cleveland, Peter Moyes, Wolfgang Bylsma, Christian Read, Dean Rankine, Mark Sexton, Tom Taylor and Zoran Illievski.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OZ Comic-Con September 2016 photo dump

Catching up with Dad in Sydney 
Gestalt Comics Panel Sydney

Creating Clever Content panel

It's Clobberin' Time!

Ken Kirzinger and Jason Palmer.

Dinner out with Comic folk in Brisbane

Gestalt Comics Panel Brisbane

Creating Clever Content Panel

Something something panel (I can't remember :P)

Sydney OZ Comic-Con Video, GFS Animation, ACMI SUperhero Symposium: News Dump-Nov 2016

I'm hopeless at this blog thing. Flat out with September Oz Comic-Con events in Sydney and Brisbane, picked up a new, ongoing series which I can't say much about at this point, but it's a dream gig, and it's keeping me up around the clock to get the first deadline. More soon.

In the meantime, three posts from the last week, adding to the busy-ness, and some news regarding a graphic novel I've almost completed (with Christian Read and Gestalt Comics) to be announced and released, coming soon. WIll be nice to see the last two years of drawing actually see the light of day.
One is a video from recent Sydney Oz Comic-con.

Looking forward to speaking at ACMI in Melbourne next month (bottom story), and perhaps a day of rest :P

Sunday, September 4, 2016

"On this day" 5 year retrospect

The Soldier Legacy's "spirit animal"...


Happy 99th Birthday, Jack Kirby!

All the Jack Kirby week posts from the Soldier Legacy Facebook page, showing why I hail the King.

Swamped! But heading to Sydney and Brisbane Oz Comic-Con

Again, apologies for the radio silence, blog/journal thingy.  In a nutshell:
Finished Semester 1 teaching/Course convening Art Direction and Sequential art & Illustration, shot to Melbourne OZ Comic-Con, assembled pitch material for meetings at shot to the USA for the month for holiday and San Diego Comic-Con. Back straight into teaching (Visual Story and 3rd year Animation portfolio/short film supervision), knocked over another issue of the upcoming Graphic Novel, and now returning to Sydney. May have scored a dream gig. Can't say much but very excited. Anyways, may be delivering a paper at the Superhero symposium at ACMI in December- was accepted but waiting on more news. More soon when I can get around to an update. Cheers!

Also stoked to have had 3 illustrations published in the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Souvenir Magazine (Kirby characters, naturally.)