Saturday

You can find me at BadKidsPress.com

 Hi All,

I just wanted to mention that most of my comic book work and updates can now be found at BadKidsPress.com. Head on over there to see what I'm working on these days! Thanks!




Thursday

Frankerocker and the Jailbait Punks #1 available through the Diamond Previews catalog

My new comic, Frankenrocker and the Jailbait Punks, is available to order in all comics book stores through the Diamond Previews catalog.

Order through Previews

Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool wrote an article covering the story:

Bleeding Cool article

My collaborator on the book, Lukasz Kowalczuk, was featured in The Comics Journal. He mentions the comic and provide a look at the cover of issue #2 as well:

The Comics Journal article

Practicing Greek Myth Noir Illustration

My wife is a Classics Major who studied Classical Greek and Latin as an undergrad at Harvard University. She read a lot of mythology in the original Greek. We talked about collaborating on a story where the Minotaur is set in a Noir setting. I decided to do some practice on drawing Minotaurs as well as Noir staples like femme fatales, pistols, and dramatic lighting coming through venetian blinds. In the last sketch, I combine what I learn and draw a Minotaur under Noir lighting conditions, trying to capture the spirit of the entire project. 





Figure drawing

Working on a new art style for my figure drawing using strong, bold linework. Here are some selected examples from recent sessions with the models Paul Courtemanche, Luisina Placenti, and Margarita Colacci.













Wednesday

Figure drawing animations






Paul Smith provided me with some helpful constructive criticism and suggested "more drawing please." That always seems like a good idea. I've been attending sketching sessions with the local Cambridge Figure Drawing Group run by Elena Saporta. Here are some quick timelapse videos from those gatherings. 

Many thanks to our lovely models (Jessica Monk, Natalia Carbullido, Kaitlyn Burke, and Regina Papalia), to our gracious organizer (Elena Saporta), and to all the supportive artists in the Cambridge Figure Drawing Group!

Thursday

Deathface Rocket Crew intro video

Comic Book Projects



1) Deathface Rocket Crew, 170-page original graphic novel successfully funded on Kickstarter (writer/artist/colors/letters: Roel Torres, publisher: Robert Howard). Available for purchase on Amazon HERE.


2) Spiders and Stardust: A Tribute to David Bowie 70-page anthology, 7-page story contribution (writer: Roel Torres, artist: Scott Arnold, publisher: Kurt Belcher)



3) Stealing Oz, 4-issue mini-series, 80 pages total (writers: Jeff Munson and Roel Torres, artist: Marcelo Salaza)


4) Jack Lightning, Galactic Trooper, 24-page story contribution to Fractured Continuum anthology (writer/artist/colors/letters: Roel Torres, publisher: Robert Howard)



5) Rogue Agent Zed # 2, 67 pages (writer: Roel Torres, artist: Jeremiah Goldson)



6) Fiction Family framing device, 15-page contribution to Fractured Continuum anthology (writer/layouts: Max Wolman, artist/colors: Roel Torres, publisher: Robert Howard)



7) Gladiasaurs, 24 pages (writer: Roel Torres, artist/colors/letters/publisher: A. Shay Hahn)



8) Squatchthology, 70-page anthology, 8-page story contribution (writer/artist/colors/letters: Roel Torres, publisher: CW Cooke).  Available for purchase HERE.



9) Kayfabe: A Wrestling Anthology, 120-pages, 8-page story contribution (writer: Roel Torres, art: A. Shay Hahn, colors: Julian Dominguez, letter and publisher: Micah Myers).  Available for purchase HERE.

Wednesday

The Hypersmash Studios Gallery of Titles


Our books, and the awesome creative teams that put a lot of hard work and love into each of them:

ROGUE AGENT ZED #1
(52 page one-shot)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artist: Jeremiah Goldson
Colorist: Paul Little
Letterer: Michael David Thomas

10 Page Preview

Available for purchase at:
http://www.indyplanet.us/product/87830
BATTLE TEAM OMEGA #1 
(52 page one-shot)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artist: Marco D. Carrillo
Letterer: Michael David Thomas

10 Page Preview

Preview: 5 Additional Pages

Available for purchase at:
http://www.indyplanet.us/product/81772
LIGHTNING GIRL LOVES ROCKET BOY #1
(52 page one-shot)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artist: Scott Arnold
Colorist: Paul Little

10 Page Preview

Available for purchase at:
http://www.indyplanet.us/product/45750/

MONICA FURIOUS: SUPERDESTROYER #1
(60 page one-shot)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artist: Jeremiah Goldson
Colorist: Paul Little
Letterer: Michael David Thomas

10 Page Preview
ASTRO CRUSADER #1
(22 page one-shot)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artists: Marco D. Carrillo + Fabio Nahon
Letterer: Brant Fowler

5 Page Preview
 THE LUNAR COLONY AUDITIONS
(90 page graphic novel)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artist: Jeremiah Goldson
Colorist: Paul Little (presumptive)
Letterer: Michael David Thomas (presumptive)

Preview Art
BLACK AXE #1
(format to be determined)

Writer: Roel Torres
Artist: Fabio Nahon

7 Page Preview

Collaborators

I've had the pleasure of working with some amazingly talented individuals as we've published our work together.  Here's a list of folks that make the process of creating comics such a joy:

ARTISTS
Scott Arnold (Artist) - Lightning Girl Loves Rocket Boy, Spiders and Stardust: a Tribute to David Bowie
Marco D Carrillo (Artist) - Battle Team Omega, Astro Crusader
Jeremiah Goldson (Artist) - Rogue Agent Zed, Monica Furious: SuperDestroyer
A Shay Hahn (Artist) - Gladiasaurs, Kayfabe Anthology
Marco Lilliu (Artist) - Mind Slothoala
Fabio Nahon (Artist) - Astro Crusader, Black Axe
Marcelo Salaza (Artist) - Stealing Oz

LETTERERS
Brant Fowler (Letterer) - Astro Crusader
Micah Myers (Letterer) - Kayfabe Anthology
Michael David Thomas (Letterer) - Rogue Agent Zed, Monica Furious: SuperDestroyer, Battle Team Omega

COLORISTS AND FLATTERS
Steven Denton (Colorist) - test pages on Rogue Agent Zed, Battle Team Omega, Lightning Girl Loves Rocket Boy, cover on Deathface Rocket Crew
Julian Dominguez (Colorist) - Kayfabe Anthology
Guilherme Lindemberg Mendes (Flatter) - Deathface Rocket Crew
Paul Little (Colorist) - covers on Lightning Girl Loves Rocket Boy, Rogue Agent Zed, Monica Furious: SuperDestroyer
Federico Sioc Jr (Flatter) - Deathface Rocket Crew

WRITERS
Jeff Munson (Writer) - Stealing Oz
Max Wolman (Writer) - Fractured Continuum 

PUBLISHERS
Kurt Belcher (Publisher) - Spiders and Stardust: a Tribute to David Bowie
CW Cooke (Publisher) - Squatchthology
A Shay Hahn, Mad Crafty Comics (Publisher) - Gladiasaurs 
Robert Howard, Bad Kids Press (Publisher) - Fractured Continuum
Micah Myers (Publisher) - Kayfabe Anthology
Bob Westervelt, CIQM - The Adventures of Super Atom and Quantum Star

Tuesday

Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 THE AUTHOR WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE "DEATHFACE ROCKET CREW" GRAPHIC NOVEL KICKSTARTER:

ALEX LANG
BEN GRISANTI
BRIAN R BOISVERT
CHARLES WANG
DANIEL WEINSTOCK
DAVETHEEPOCH
ERIN KATE SCHEOPNER
GARTH HARKNESS MCMURRAY
HAROLD AND ROSEMARY MUNSON
IAN DEMBSKY
JAMES POST
JAY LOFSTEAD
JEFF MUNSON
JEFF ZINSMEYER
JIM R HIRST
JORDAN BRYANT
JOSEPH ANDELMAN
KEITH B
KEVIN CHURCH
KVC
LARISA LAYUG, ALEXANDER SION, AJ SION, AND ANDREW SION
MARK BERTOLINI
MATTHEW URCIUOLI
MARK WILLIS
MATT ORR
MAX PAPAS
MERCEDES – DYWC FOREVER
MICHAEL BURKE
MICHELINE SOLEY
MY BROTHER, SISTER-IN-LAW, AND NIECES
NINANG CARMEN TUAZON
PAUL AXEL
ROBERT HOWARD
SALLY & MIKE
SCOTT ARNOLD
SCOTT LONG
SHARON TIRONA- & VINCENT OBIAS
SUPERFANS
TANGOTIGER

 THANK YOU ALL!!!

Review of Gladiasaurs

Martin Boruta of First Comic News gave a really nice review of Gladiasaurs, the comic I worked on with A Shay Hahn.  Thanks for the kind words, Martin!  Check out the review HERE

Monday

Pin-ups

I was asked to contribute pin-ups to three different projects.  These would be the first time I've contributed art to a comics project where I didn't do any writing.  It's an interesting role-reversal for me, and I enjoy making an artistic contribution to the comic book projects of friends and artists I admire.

Frankenstein's Monster vs Count Orlok, the Nosferatu.  Pin-up for the back cover of Tales From the Public Domain, published Lindsay Moore at Hellcat Press:



Unstoppable pin-up for Last Stop, a project with the creative team of Trey Walker, Hoyt Silva, and Micah Myers for the Just Comics Group:



Double-page spread pin-up for a western project created and published by Shane Amato:



These were all fun to crank out so I hopefully I get a chance to do some more!

In-store appearance at Comicazi (Eisner winner 2017)

Big thanks to Comicazi in Davis Square, Somerville, MA for hosting me at an in-store appearance on Free Comic Book Day 2017.  (I'm the guy on the left in the picture wearing a grey hoodie over a crimson t-shirt and reaching down to grab a copy of Gladiasaurs, the comic I worked on with A Shay Hahn.)  


It was a great event and I'm happy to say that Comicazi won the Eisner Award for the best comic book store on the planet at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con -- well-deserved!   

Sunday

Four Artists Portray Zed

Here are four different portrayals of Rogue Agent Zed.

First up, Scott Arnold, my collaborator on Lightning Girl Loves Rocket Boy and Spiders and Stardust: A David Bowie Tribute Anthology:


Next, Marco D. Carrillo takes a shot at illustrating Zed.
Marco and I worked together on Battle Team Omega and Astro Crusader:



Then we have Zed's original artist, Jeremiah Goldson.
Jeremiah and I have worked on a handful of projects together including Rogue Agent Zed and Monica Furious: SuperDestroyer:



And finally, here's my interpretation of Zed: