Another page brought to you by Dan Fernandez and Nashmy Marquez!
More to come!
More to come!
Those of you who know me, know that I am a great evangelist when it comes to comics and making comics, I think everyone should read them, try making them, and appreciating them. That’s why i’m going to at TATE’S COMICS to support the day (among other events) and we’re giving AWAY ISSUE 1 of ZOMBIE YEARS! (this is issue 1, Vol.1 the very FIRST ISSUE!) JUST CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW!
Meet Frank Nuñez, a relatively young survivor who’s now worked out his life in this new world. He’s been able to eek out a living among the dead as he delves deep into the reaches of the city to find anything to make life better. Frank is beaten–he doesn’t want anything from anyone. He now resides in his mind. To survive. To see the next day. But one day while scavenging, a girl comes into his life. All-of-a-sudden survival is not enough…
“Zombie Years” is a post-apocalyptic tale that takes place in a zombie-infested Miami, a few years after the world falls. Survivors must now get-by in a world ruled by the dead. Only through survival skills, DIY, and Cafesito can the survivors hope to make a new world for themselves! This festival of flesh chronicles the lives of Delilah and her survivor allies as they struggle to feed themselves, gather supplies, and make sense of where they are and what else is out there.
Hey Everybody, How’s it…
HEY STOP THROWING STUFF, I KNOW! I KNOW! I haven’t been able to post a new page for a while, okay, I get it, you don’t have…. PUT THAT CHAINSAW DOWN!
Alright yes it’s been a while since I was able to post and it’s hectic to say the least around here. i have several project i have to finish before I move on with ZY, and on top of that, I’m tired of not bringing my A game to this book, at times. Since I help run Creature Entertainment, with my partners in crime like John Ulloa and Jose Varese, I am away from the drawing board way more than I want. Plus with the recent spike of con appearances (c2e2, and the upcoming FCBD and Myrtle Beach X-con) I can’t for the life of me get back to it. I also have a Kickstarter I need to finish sending stuff out for, and put down some other personal stuff. That being said, do or die, I will have this issue done soon.
That why the above image makes me gleeful.
This was a sketch cover of a really awesome couple we se when we do NYCC, so for us it was a cool surprise to see them in Chi-town at C2E2 and talk to them again. They are immensely cool. So cool in fact, that they commissioned me for another piece. I was kind of hesitant, because I was kinda rusty and in the whirlwind of selling and talking at the con, I didn’t want to do a bad job. But I guess I was backed up in creative juices (yes, make your jokes) and when I went at it, armed with new COPIC markers, it was just too MUCH FUN. I loved doing it, and they were super happy with it so in the end, it was a gorgeous thing!
I want to thank EVERYBODY who came to see us at C2E2, it’s what makes trying to run a comic publisher more than running a business, but that excellent feeling of connecting with people who love comics almost as much as we do and celebrate!
Sorry for another delay folks but I underestimated the power of driving 15 hours in one day and how it just wrecked my ass. I slept like 12 hours just to recoup the 24 hours of being awake I did. Ugh.
But I leave you in good hands, that of Noel Castillo and his awesome Zombie Years Sketch Cover ( which you can always buy from us at any comic-con and/or our store) featuring the ever lovable cabron Cuban, Eusebio enjoying a cigar, and wielding his rifle as the zombies come a knocking on his door!
Check Noel’s blog for sketches and insight into his artwork and also check out more on Zombie Years Facebook page
I think I’ll put the full lyrics I wrote later on here….
Also This weekend:
I will have a painting up there under the moniker of FWACATA, it’s part of a series of portraits I’m currently working. most likely after I will post about it on here, till then check out the show.
Then this whole weekend end check out ANIMATE! Miami where I will signing books for ZOMBIE YEARS at the Creature Entertainment booth!The whole weekend I will most like be live tweeting and Instagram- ing from the show floor, so follow me on there!
After that we have one more awesome in January, that I’m helping run, a simple comic book soiree we’re calling MIDNIGHT SANDWICH:
So yeah I have my hands full…
Spirits of the underworld are preparing to make their peculiar presence known on All Hallows Eve and now’s the time to prepare yourself to be met with eerie events and spooky spectacles as the festivities of Halloween are soon to arrive…
There is still time to welcome the ghouls and ghosts in style and it begins with finding the perfect costume from places such as http://www.morphsuits.co.uk to instil fear and discomfort amongst the living and embrace the undead.
To truly welcome the harrowing events of Halloween, the costume needs to represent the purpose of the evening and inspiration can be taken from some of the most terrifying and disturbing horror movies and the characters that have created overwhelming terror amongst audiences.
A Vampire, the ideal of the undead, a corpse that rises from its grave each night to prey on the innocence of the living and feed upon their fresh blood simply to survive. A creature that must return to its dark, underground lair before the rise of the sun instilling fear through its night time reign of terror.
1931 saw the release of ‘Dracula’, a film based on the count and ever since it has been the central figure in irrational fears and therefore lends itself to creating the perfect Halloween costume.
The simplistic nature of the costume can easily produce a threatening figure that is the very epitome of Halloween characters.
From beginning to end, ‘The Crow’ has a sinister edge; a darkness that does not subside at any point in the film and the central character is at the heart of the disturbing nature of the feature.
A murdered musician comes back from the dead to avenge his murder and the killing of his fiancée. His startling appearance, the deathly pale face, the black clothing, and the need for revenge make for one of the most harrowing characters and incorporates all the desired elements that make for the ideal Halloween costume.
An overwhelming edge of insanity, a thirst for blood so great, a dangerous criminal with a disturbing appearance that reflects the nature of the persons state of mind, the ideal Halloween character.
The Joker from ‘Batman: Dark Knight Rises’ evolved the very nature of the film and gave it a much-needed sinister edge. From beginning to end, the Joker leaves a feeling of fear and intimidation in his wake through his state of mind and appearance. The Joker’s role is to destroy Batman, a character representative of all things good and honest and the pure evil that seeps through the very pores of the Joker means it is one of the most disturbing characters and costumes.
The Living Dead
Death can be a fearful experience particularly when a person comes back to life seeking vengeance and blood, allowing for no escape, showing no empathy for the lives they are about to end.
In 2003, ’28 Days Later’ was released and the fear of the undead was reignited as zombies retained their human features with the added thrill of murder, cannibalism and strength to overpower and destroy the living.
The simplistic nature of the zombie enables one of the best and most effective Halloween costumes to be created to emulate the murderous, frantic qualities of the undead.
One of the ‘Strangers’
There is nothing better than spending an evening in the comfort of the home, shutting out the outside world enjoying a relaxed night with a loved one, until it all comes crashing down with a vengeful edge.
‘Strangers’ was released in 2008 and haunted the audience as it portrayed the very real fears and insecurities of people coming true. The combination of strangers entering the home to massacre and torture innocent people, disguising themselves as they destroy an entire family for no reason at all, the film quickly became one of the most harrowing films of the decade.
A simple outfit of ordinary clothes with a disturbing and haunting mask to disguise the face and the reason for the blood thirst… the epitome of a Halloween outfit.
Article by Debbie Fletcher
If you ever want to see this in action in America go to Hialeah. Coñooooooo
I will also be doing sketch covers, like the ones you see here:
for $25 a book, if you want one, let me know I can even take preorders, just e-mail me, and we’ll go from there.
Posted by Instagrate to WordPress