Hey there sports fans, Al here with the latest:
TALE OF TWO JO(H)NNY'S:
Phase 3 begins with a red pen. This has always been the best way to see any and all mistakes that would be glaring to the readers out there. A red pen issue or proof as it is commonly known as, are a staple for printing.
Almost every independent comic publisher I know does this unless you're fool hearty to just put stuff out there.
I know, I've done that too and paid the price for it. And it's expensive.
Hopefully within the next week I will have a copy back to work on and finished pencils and inks to be added.
I've also included a cover (above) drawn by Mr. Pott himself. Please take a bow.
JOHNNY VEGA NEWS:
"Humble Beginnings" Parts 1 and 2. As well as "All Tomorrow's Parties" Parts 1 and 2 move into Phase 2 for editing. Though this may take a big longer to see fruition it will be awesome to see and look at in the context of the bigger Vega picture. And the updated pages from the first three issues of the color Vega books as well.
Not quiet a re launch of the book and title as it is a consistency issue. Not unlike when Mike Mignola works on a solo Hellboy story. Its great to have all these great supporting artists work on the books like Davis on the B.R.P.D. Or Cobin or Fegredo but when the man steps up to the plate you know its gonna be awesome!
The John Carter influenced piece was something that I wanted to play around with for other types of Johnny Vega stories that wouldn't fit in the regular Vega Universe. So I decided to create a COMIC that featured these other types of stories in it. I could dust off Pandora's Garage and come up with a Volume 6 which would be kinda cool or a whole new different kind of book called "Weird Atomic Premire" Who knows what will come out of that.
Now in all of this down time in between projects scratchboard begins to loom not to far off in the works. I am aiming for about 15 different 8"X8" pieces of art. The first of these wonderfully weird pieces you have already seen - "Brain Cage 2". Others will be posted in due time.
RELATED ART NEWS: I have been invited and have AGREED to participate into a couple of different art shows this year to get the work of moi (Alan Bennett if you didn’t know already) for a couple of art shows this year. The first is
**Call to Artists** for the PORTLAND GUN SHOW. taking place the 2nd week of July.
Hosted by Joel Barber at the Globe. Located at 2045 SE Belmont St. map link is here
In this this show will feature the everybody's favorite undead Cop- Corpse Cop. Mr. Cop will be sporting his ever present chain gun of death in this heroic piece entitled "Fill in the Blanks" 16"X20". Going price $300.00 smakers.
The second show is called
the 2nd annual 88 STRONG 8"x8". It will be at THE GOODFOOT GALLERY (2845 SE Stark) for Last Thursday, September 29th.
map for this event is at this link
And later in the year hosted by the same guys from Po’boy Art and Framing is the BIG 100 which I hope to participate in again this year with more work.
CORPSE COP NEWS:
Now this a double for the cop on the undead beat. Firstly is a decent sized scratchboard piece already mentioned above but ALSO IN THE WORKS-
Another scratchboard follow up to "Corpsecile". A 12 page story called "Arctic Wolf". It is currently being set up for send off to my editor along with the script to really get this project going.
So a very busy summer for the kid.
And I am out of here.