Friday, February 29, 2008
Here is the happy couple of Jade Delta and Johnny Vega. Jade has been around nearly as long as Johnny himself only a couple chapters behind his first appearance in Guilded Edges #6 back 2002 or '03. But the time of her creation I wasn't sure how to go about making her his ulimate companion and wife (eventuallly). She is modled after the orginal "Invaders From Mars" Surpreme Intelligence. But she has a body now as opposted to the bubble surrounded floating head.
She has been one of the most interesting character to come up with over the years. Still somewhat alien yet at the same time sexy and alluring. But once I realized that Captian Kirk had a thing about green skined Orion Slave Girls (as did Captian Pike) she had to be green. Even her name reflected this.
The funny thing about Jade is this she was orginally created first before Jd'rel ever came to be but she is the last to enter Johnny's life as my story arc of this charater begins and ends.
A little blurb about Johnny Vega, Man of the Future. In his chronology, Johnny is a limited maxi series. I know that sounds a little weird but let me explane.
One thing that is explaned in the very first issue of " Johnny Vega -in color!" is that many comic book charaters never have a end in sight. That dives many comic book collectors crazy. If you think about it, you really can't have a collection if it on going can you? I mean, you will have a protion of that series but the character continues on. And the biggest issue with this is you will see a great story and great artwork married together in one piece of work but when that story comes to a end the character still remains (usally unchanged by the events of the story). But big buisneess are tied to keep a character going as long as they can so they use "filler stories" with mediocre story material and usally crap art.
With that being said, I decided to follow suit after Dark Horse Comics began to publish "B.R.P.D.", a Hellboy tie in series. Each group of books are small story arc onto itself. Then there is a break in the story for a breather and then within about a month or two another story arc is presented and usally with the same writter and artist.
This means that this character will end eventually but not just yet.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Here is the sensual love of Johnny Vega's life. This is Jd'rel and she is a Bascearian. Obviously from a cat like race. And the name if anybody cares comes from Bast. Having affinity for cats of all kinds I thought it would be kinda cool as Johnny evolves as a character that he could would have several different parts to his life. Johnny Vega -in color! #1 is coming out soon and begins his carrier as a young Galactic Space Ranger. There will be three desintive phases of his life and all will be denoted by a hair style. I won't go into that just yet but I will as time goes on.
So for the time being enjoy!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Having some issues getting images to post here on blogger so appolize ahead time here if you have been wondering why you haven't seen anything. I may have to try another way posting images but again there is also personal facebook image album that I have posting on as well as on Phototbucket under black_box_comix.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Well since blogger is letting me post images as well as actual blogging I thought I might as well be posting new material. Black Box Comix was started off late 2005 and unveiled it's first comic compulation of Guilded Edges - Johnny Vega: A Stumptown Mini Special. The book was so named after a former comic book group that I was working with in Eugene Oregon as Stumptown which is a local comic book event in Portland Oregon.
As with all printing and other outside forces that format comic books and the way real life has a tendency to throw you a curve every once in a while Black Box Comix has come out of that.
I am fortuantely been luck to have built up a substanacial amount of work for any artistic portfolio could ask for. And at this time shows no slowling down. The main thrust of comic porjects that we are currently working on is Pandora's Garage Volume 4 and our first full color comic Johnny Vega -in color. I thought it was aptly named as well giving the book a past ambience that new comics and indipendant comic books just don't seem to have anymore or the consisentcy of story and artwork to boot.
Johnny is my baby and he seems to mainstay of my work. A good tip of the hat to the older comics of the EC days along with a good dose of classic sci-fi refences of many, many tv shows and movies.
In a way I find that the internet is giving new life to the pulps of old and there are certian niches that anyone can fit into and i for one hope to find one.
You can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out at myspace.com/bbccomix. We also have a website at www.blackboxcomix.net (that is going to be under some construction here in the next couple of months).