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Blogging while drunk

2017-04-05T08:56:51-04:00December 15th, 2011|Blog|

It's not quite as dangerous as driving...but it's close... No but seriously, I'm watching this god awful Thursday night game (f'real why is Jacksonville on national TV again???) And I'm thinking and blogging and tweeting. The comic book industry is changing much like the music industry has already. I can't help but remember the convention [...]

Using References in Comics

2017-04-05T08:56:45-04:00November 17th, 2011|Blog|

For those of us not blessed with the artistic prowess of Jim Lee, we need to resort to little tricks of the trade to make our stuff look...well, professional. Namely: reference. I can spot a million miles away an artist that is either not using reference or using other comic books art AS reference. It [...]

Image Comics’ Hack/Slash Trending Upwards; Former Sire Artist Dan Leister at the Artistic Helm

2017-04-05T06:28:20-04:00September 26th, 2011|News|

Former Sire artist Dan Leister handles art chores on Image Comics' Hack/Slash. As BleedingCool.com reports, the series has actually risen in sales as the series has progressed, following its move to Image this year. We wish Dan nothing but the best here at Mikebooks.com! You can read the full article here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/12/hackslash-trending-upwards

Image Comics’ Hack/Slash Trending Upwards; Former Sire Artist Dan Leister at the Artistic Helm

2017-04-05T08:56:40-04:00March 12th, 2011|News|

Former Sire artist Dan Leister handles art chores on Image Comics' Hack/Slash. As BleedingCool.com reports, the series has actually risen in sales as the series has progressed, following its move to Image this year. We wish Dan nothing but the best here at Mikebooks.com! You can read the full article here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/12/hackslash-trending-upwards

The Pipeline: Brand New Bubba Pin-Up

2017-04-05T08:56:35-04:00January 30th, 2011|Blog|

This is a Bubba: The Redneck Werewolf pin-up I colored over Dan Leister artwork. The piece itself is about 5 years old so be kind to Dan. I, on the other hand, took 5 years to color it. I'm worse than Joe Mad!

Dissecting “Hack/Slash” With Tim Seeley via ComicBookResources.com

2017-04-05T08:56:29-04:00January 29th, 2011|News|

More good stuff surrounding former Sire artist Daniel Leister's new book Hack/Slash. Tim Seely comments on Dan's work and the future of the title. From Comic Book Resources: In his continued effort to keep the story moving forward, Seeley teamed up with former Grimm Fairy Tales artist Daniel William Leister to pencil "My First Maniac" [...]

Secrets of the Sire Blog: issue Seven, Page 2

2017-04-05T08:56:23-04:00January 24th, 2011|Blog|

I will be showing you start to finish page 2 of the upcoming Sire #7 drawn by yours truly! It's the first Sire art I've personally worked on in 4 years (besides sketches) Hope you like what you see. The empty panels will be filled with artwork from previous issues as the story opens with [...]

Secrets of the Sire Blog: New Updates

2017-04-05T08:56:17-04:00January 21st, 2011|Blog|

We're getting closer and closer to the Sire's return. As it stands I want to get this right before launching anything and July 1st is closing fast. Will we get this launched in time? Can't say for sure. What I can say is a whole crew of talented artists are working on bringing this to [...]

Secrets of the Sire Blog: Sire 7 New Page

2017-04-05T08:56:12-04:00January 17th, 2011|Blog|

Just a little tease on a Sunday night. Fresh off the hard drive, Sire #7, page #4. Drawn by Michael Bencic w/colors by yours truly. Who's the mystery villain? Well come back here this Wednesday to sink your teeth into the new issue of The Sire! Featuring a kick ass cover drawn by an industry [...]

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