1. New print and some re-prints of Victus art for C2E2.  Come see me at table S3 to get your hands on these beauties!

     

  2. S.P.A.C.E. Post-carnage, C2E2 this weekend!

    S.P.A.C.E. Post-carnage, C2E2 this weekend!

    YO YO!

    I feel like I’ve gone through a comics ‘right of passage’.  I exhibited at the legendary S.P.A.C.E.  One of the longest running indie comic conventions in the states.  It was one of the most welcoming shows I’ve ever attended and featured a very diverse collection of comics creators.  I was tabling with my buddy Scott Kroll.  Here’s a our table:

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    We had a nice time meeting other folks and…

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  3. speculativerelationships:

    Come see some of the Speculative Relationships contributors at C2E2!  We’ll have some nice postcards to give out, and Mike will be selling prints of the cover illustration.  Hope to see you there!

    Come say hi folks!  We will be happy to show some previews of the anthology, answer questions, and talk comics!  We’ll all have some of our own art for sale as well.

     
  4. Quick prophet before bed

     
  5. speculativerelationships:

    Tyrell Cannon launches the reader into the vast reaches of space in "Corridor-C".  Two repair technicians are sent spiraling into space when the massive space vessel Terada explodes unexpectedly.  Will this be the end or beginning for them?

    Tyrell’s comics work covers a wide range of genre, including experimental comics (Simon), Dramatic/true-crime comics (Gary), and science-fiction (Victus).  His goal is to explore comics with an emphasis on variety of theme, mode of presentation, and technique.

    See more of Tyrell’s art here:

    www.tyrellcannon.com

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    Speculative Relationships is a science fiction romance comics anthology, featuring exciting up-and-coming comic artists.  Watch this space for more information on the upcoming Kickstarter, and follow us on twitter: @scifiromancecom

    So here is the first of my two contributions to Speculative Relationships.  This one is actually COMPLETELY FINISHED. I’ll have promo images for my second one soon, so stay tuned!  

     
  6. Prophet: War/Love

    I was gonna color this, but I have too much on my plate right now.  Thought I’d post the B/W, as I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Anyone interested in adding some color?  I know there are a lot of talented Prophet fans out there!

    BRAAANNDDOOONNN!!!  Hey!  Just one page man…

     
  7. speculativerelationships:

    Scott Kroll brings his own brand of romantic humor to Speculative Relationships with "This Thing Called Love". A mechanic’s day is transformed when the boss assigns him to repairing a special someone’s mech suit.

    Scott Kroll is new to the Chicago comics scene, but has shown a fire for comics that is unquenchable.  His comics are rich with science-fiction fueled ideas, while featuring humor inspired by every day life.  Scott’s comic A Cramped, Well-Pressurized Space was awarded honorable mention in the Comics Workbook Composition Competition. See more of Scott’s work here:

    scottkroll.tumblr.com

    Speculative Relationships is a science fiction romance comics anthology, featuring exciting up-and-coming comic artists.  Watch this space for more information on the upcoming Kickstarter, and follow us on twitter: @scifiromancecom

    Not only is Scott Kroll my co-editor/partner in crime, but he’s contributing this awesome story to the Speculative Relationships anthology.  It’s a unique ‘meet-cute’ story and it has MECHS! What else could you ask for?

     
  8. speculativerelationships:

    Postcards and poster prints have arrived!  We’ll have these at C2E2, TCAF, and CAKE!  Also hoping to get some in Chicago comic stores soon.  Excited for you all to get your hands on this beautiful art!

    Oh man, so stoked to be handing this out at the upcoming shows.  Posters will be for sale at C2E2, where you can find Speculative Relationships contributors Mike Manomivibul, Daniel Warren Johnson, and ME!

     
  9. speculativerelationships:

    Rinko Endo brings us a touching, but eerie story with her new comic debuting in Speculative Relationships,"The Same Moon".  An alien girl harbors a secret attraction to her human companion, but interspecies mating could have dire consequences. 

    Rinko’s comics work focuses on wellness and mental health, exploring her personal experiences as an art therapist.  Her super detailed style crosses boundaries between American and Japanese comics.  See more of Rinko’s comics here:

    rinkoendo.com

    Speculative Relationships is a science fiction romance comics anthology, featuring exciting up-and-coming comic artists.  Watch this space for more information on the upcoming Kickstarter, and follow us on twitter: @scifiromancecom

    I’m both excited and honored to have one of the most talented and unique artists I know, Rinko Endo, involved in our upcoming anthology. Her work is absolutely stunning. Don’t miss this!

     
  10. I am a comic making machine.  

    Feed me paper.  

    Feed me ink.

     
  11. speculativerelationships:

    Isabella Rotman premieres an absolutely gorgeous new comic in Speculative Relationships, titled “The Dream Program”.  A lush plant-filled ship drifts through space, with the dreams of the travellers inside controlled by the mysterious artificial intelligence known as D.A.N.I. 

    Isabella’s work has a delicate sense of sensualism, while maintaining an eerie ambience.  See more of Isabella’s comics & illustration at:

    isabellarotman.com

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    Speculative Relationships is a science fiction romance comics anthology, featuring exciting up-and-coming comic artists.  Watch this space for more information on the upcoming Kickstarter, and follow us on twitter: @scifiromancecom

    Oh man… When Isabella showed me this finished comic I was blown away!  It’s one of the best comics I’ve seen from her and another perfect addition to the anthology.  I can’t wait till everyone gets a chance to see this!

     

  12. What’s on your shelf, pt2

    What’s on your shelf, pt2

    Hey hey!

    Back again for a quick post.

    SHELFIE

    Here are a few more looks at my bookshelf (or ‘shelfie’ I guess it’s called?)

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    Some of my proudest acquisitions on these shelves would have to be 2 of Katsuhiro Otomo’s short story collections (SOS and Memories), Visions of Arzach, Moebius’ 40 Days Dans Le Desert, In the Studio, the Hellshock collection, Stranger in a Strange Land… ugh.. honestly…

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  13. Did a lot of digital inking today on the next chapter of Upgrade Soul. So cool to be involved in a truly unique and gripping science fiction comic.  This particular chapter is quite strange.  You’re gonna love it!

    The first chapter to feature my inks should be coming out really soon, so make sure you’re caught up by getting the app on the Apple App Store.

     
  14. speculativerelationships:

    Daniel Warren Johnson (space-mullet) premieres his newest kinetic comics assault,"The Purest Form", in Speculative Relationships.  Find out what lengths the cyborg Malachi will go to for love in this beautifully illustrated story.

    Speculative Relationships is a science fiction romance comics anthology, featuring exciting up-and-coming comic artists.  Watch this space for more information on the upcoming Kickstarter, and follow us on twitter: @scifiromancecom

    There is so much awesomeness in Dan’s new story!  Get it first in Speculative Relationships!

     
  15. mattsheean:

    This is more of my work performed in indentured servitude to Simon Roy. I kid, I kid. I’ve been trying to work on my pen style. It’s actually been a while since I’ve hatched a hatch, and a few weeks since I worked on this mother. I like it better now, but I’m particular. I like to get in a groove where I’m feelin’ all the lines I’m putting down, just feelin’ that nib digging into the paper in just the right way. Anyways, here’s this.

    This particular scene won’t be in the finished comic, but I liked doodling on it in my own time, changing the progression and adding/taking away visual information.

    Malachi Ward colored a bigger version of this page, and it looks pretty sweet. Updates to come…

    Matt, Simon, and Malachi. What a combo!