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While we are waiting…

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Hello dear friends,

While I wait for some update regarding a potential distributor for my comic book, I decided to share with you the cover art of the first four parts of Volvox Cell.

 

I’ve included the original art work and the final art work.

I can wait to show you the rest!!

 

Martin

 

Salut les amis,

En attendant des nouvelles d’un distributeur potentiel, j’ai décider de partager avec vous les pages couverture des quatre premier numéro.

 

J’ai inclus les sketch original avec les version final j’ai bien hâte de vous partager le reste!!

 

Martin

The future is here.

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Hello,

Here some quick updates….

Slowly but surely, I’ve started submitting my work to distributer & publisher. I am really stokes to finally submit my comic book to those companies!

I started writing a short story based on real events of this friend that almost died during the holidays. I can’t wait to finish this story and draw the hell out of it!!! this story will bring me out of my sci-fi shell.

Here some quick sketchs I did last month.

Hope you enjoy them!!

Marty

 

Le future est présent.

Allo,

y a t’il quelqu’un a l’écoute?

J’ai commencé à faire des soumission de mon travail à des éditeurs et distributeur. J’espère que ca va être positif. On va voir ou cela va me mener.

 

A temp perdu, j’ écrire une histoire basé sur des faits vécu d’un ami qui a frôlé la mort un soir de décembre. J’ai vraiment hâte de la terminé pour pouvoir la dessiné!!! Ca fait vraiment longtemps que j’y pense et ca va me sortir de mes trucs de science fictions!!

Voici quelques sketch que j’ai fait le mois passée.

À la prochaines!

Marty

Toby sketch 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toby sketch 2

Rising Star: James Jean

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I was looking forward to discover some new artist at my favorite Montreal Comic Con store , labyrinth ( from Toronto) after snooping in the shop for more than 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Went to cash register and the owner told me “you like James Jean, he is amazing. He is the rising star”  I was like: James who? I didn’t realized that I was holding two books grouping collection of is work.  One was a serie of post cards and the other was a small book that  you unfold its uncover a  six foot wide drawing. I didn’t even know he was also doing the cover art of some  comic books that I owned, The Umbrella Academy  by Gerard Way the signer from the Chemical Romance.

A very entertaining comic book, a really good entertaining comic book to read.

 

 

 

Love the Elephant rider with the octopus in love!

 

 

 

Go check out it blog at http://www.jamesjean.com/blog/ he posted some picture of is Porcelains Jewelries called OVM Bone, they are just G-Damn gorgeous!

 

The big Cross Over In the Marvel universe this year is Avengers Versus X-Men AKA AVX

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As the Avengers learn The Phoenix Is Headed back to Earth to found a host, It doesn’t take long for the Avengers to figure out  it must be headed towards one of the X-Men. Is this final act of a story line that’s been ongoing over the last few years that started with The Messiah Complex story line? Mutant population was once close to a million but after the debacle of Scarlet Witch altering the reality in the  House of M story line, the mutants are less than 200 in total population and there was no new mutant born in years. Cyclops is protecting Hope Summers Aka the Mutant Messiah the only new mutant born in years, and it’s that she as to live with the burden to be the chosen by The phoenix. Captain  America want’s to take into custody Hope and ask Cyclops and the X-men to  let them take her. And then, mayhem ensue.

 

 

 

 

So far, I like the story line, love what the did with they did on a series which they focus on two single character battling out like Magneto Vs Iron Man, the Thing Vs Namor and Colossus vs the Red Hulk ( SURPRISED  I was …really now there is a Red Hulk just like there is green and Red Cary?!)

 

 

 

 

Its a good read, I didn’t think at first that It would be that interesting but when you have an Epic battle between some of the most powerful super hero Ever created such as Thor, Iron man, Captain America, Spider-man, Wolverine, The Thing, Magneto.

And half way trough that tale, well, lets just says, there are a few good surprises!

It’s always a plus when one of my favorite artist, John Romita Jr is part of this big Pow WOW!

Honestly, I just read a  part of story,  I love my comic books, but I am not about to buy 35 or so issue at 4$ a pop! Anyhow, it is still nice the see the all mighty Avengers been kick around by the X-men!!

Written by Bran Micheal Bendis and Ed Brubaker and more.

For more Information: http://marvel.com/comic_books/events/310/avengers_vs_x-men

Comic books that should be adapted for the big screen.

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Trough the years, I’ve read some comics books that felt like if I was watching a movie such as Frank Millers Sin City & Marvel The Ultimate’s (which Marvel just released The Avengers movie based on that book)  I’ve written down a short list below of comic books that to me, are obvious choices to be  adapted for a television series or for the big screen. Also, if your are looking for some good comic books to read, that list is golden.

 

Television adaptation:

Y: The last man

Publish by DC comics/ Vertigo

Written by Brian K. Vaughan drawn by Pia Guerra

On a Wednesday morning in July of 2002, all the male species on Earth dies except Yorick Brown, a amateur escape artist and is monkey Ampersand. What save them for the plague? Is the talisman Yorick had just acquired for is girl friend or maybe is new acquire Capuchin monkey? We follow is quest as he try to reunited himself with is girl friend that is currently in Australia. With the help of some new friends, Yorick will try to survive a dangerous journey after the down fall of society.

 

Rising Stars

Publish by Image Comics/Top Cow

Written by Michael j Straczynski

A comet pass over a small town causing all the new born to be gifted and shared a common bond. The story tells  the tales of the Special and how they rise and fall. One really good take on “What if ” super hero existed in the real world.

 

Midnight Nation

Publish by Image comics/Top Cow

Written by Michael j Straczynski art by Gary Frank

David Grey, a police officer is investigating a murder, when he track down the potential murderer, he touch’s a strange man and lost a part a himself and seems to have as fallen trough the cracks of society. He will need to travel a long road to try to get back what was stolen from him.

 

Supreme Power

Publish by Marvel

Written by Michael j Straczynski art by Gary Frank

What if Superman was raise by the government instead of is loving adopting parents? Amazing art and a great story line.

 

 

Preacher 

Publish by DC comics/ Vertigo

Written by Garth Ennis art by Steve Dillon

We follow the adventure of Jesse Custer, An small town alcoholic preacher and Cassidy a Irish vampire. Jesse as hit the bottom of the barrel concerning is religious belief but everything changes when suddenly  is possesses by the Genesis entity and give him a very special power, the voice of God. This series will never be made because of the Catholicism bashing it gets and all the other crazy stuff that goes down in that epic adventure, just go & read it.

 

Movie adaptation:

 

Ronin

Publish by Dc Comics

Written and drawn by Frank Miller Colors by Lynn Varley

We witness the reincarnation of Ozaki, a Samurai warrior from feudal japan into the 22nd century to battle an evil spirit. A really good graphic Novel that would really make a great movie  because of the way our society is turning today with technologies & myths.

 

Old Man Logan

Publish by Marvel

Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven

In a not too distant future, the superheroes as fallen, the villains as won. Most of them died in battle.  Very few of them are alive, Logan A.K.A the Wolverine is one of them, trying to live a quiet peaceful life with is family, but every month, The Banners come make a visit and beat the hell out of him to remind him who is charge now. Logan is broke and he as issue paying the Banners. Hawk Eyes, need’s a driver to deliver a pay load all the way to the others side of the country.

 

Wanted

Publish by Image comics/Top Cow

Written by Marc Millar art by  J. G. Jones

The Killer of all Killers  finally gets a bullet  between the eyes. the organization decide to train is low life with no self-esteem son to replace him. Well this was already adapted for a movie but it was such a disgrace for the original  comic book, they just had to follow the comic book page by page, chapter by chapter, how hard can this be?

 

 

 

Superior

Publish by Marvel/ Icon

Written by Marc Millar art by Leinil Francis Yu

Simon Pooni a handicap kid is given the powers and appearance of  a Super Hero Movie Icon.  Superior is a great story about human weakness and the constant battle between good and evil.

Is all the hype about The Walking Dead justified

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Yes, I like zombies, it’s no secret for anybody that had the pleasure to share a meal with me. I also like to make fun of them because they are slow and dumb, but when they come knocking on my door, let’s just say, I fear them but I am  prepare to face them. Thanks to the Walking Dead comic book series, I am now a master on how to survive the Zombies invasion.  ( no The walking dead is not a survivor guide to a Zombie Apocalypse, but It did gave me a few tips on how to try to make it trough that plague!)

 

 

Why is The Walking Dead comic book so good? Its all about human behavior under extreme conditions. The story evolved around a police officer Rick Grimes and is family. I am a believer that the actual Walking Dead are the survivor of this horrible tragedy, death is at every corner they turn and most of them, don’t make it till  next Thursday.

 

 

 

The Walking Dead is such a  good comic book, it is really intense…So intense that I was flying trough the first 3 tomes and I had to stop for a month because  it was too stressful, you get attach to the character’s and they pass trough hell and don’t make it.

 

 

Let me clarify something, in comics books, you don’t last for 9 years if you do not have a good story line, especially if your an Independent comic books, do you know How many reboot Superman got over the last nine years? Let me tell you, you don’t have enough fingers to count them! How many reboot did The walking dead had? A Big Zero!! They currently at issue #96 and still going strong and what a ride it is!! Probably one of the best ongoing series right now! I do recommend it highly.

 

As For the AMC TV show, I’ve watch the first season, I enjoy it but, I am not in a rush to watch the rest. Why is that? It’s simple, the comic book is just better.

If you like comics books, like Zombies… I can guaranty you will be turn on by this master piece.

 

Gee, I just found out that the Walking Dead video game is coming out this week. They are really starting to milk the cow! Talking about milk & cow, I am still waiting for my Walking Dead cereals!! Imagine it, marshmallow bones, dry up strawberries, an other sure hit for this franchise!

 

Marty

An other summer fill with Super Hero movies

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It will be an other summer fill with Super Hero movies with The Avengers, the Amazing Spider-Man & Batman.

Can wait for the Super hero blockbuster of this summer?!

Here are some of my favorite comic book movie adaptation that you can enjoy at home in the mean time.

 

Kick-Ass 2010 7.9/10 on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/

The Comic book  was great and so was the movie adaptation, a lot of funny situation and Big Daddy & Hit-girl are so cool as a tandem of father/daughter super Hero duo.

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Watchmen 2009, 7.7/10 on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409459/

disassemble team of vigilante, one of them dies, and the crazy one thinks they are being hunt down, Paranoia!? …Who is watching the Watchmen? Well, you should!

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Sin City 2005, 8.2/10 on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401792/

The movie was a mixture of three of my favorite Sin City tales, the black & white rendering of the images is like if you  were reading the bloody thing! Anti-Hero Marv is portrayed by perfection by Mickey Rourke and what a cast of actors! Famous quote Marv “This is blood for blood and by the gallon. These are the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days. They’re back!”

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300 2006 7.7/10 0n IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/

every scene of this movie as something artistic, a must see movie. Famous quote from King Leonidas “Tonight we dine in hell”

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Iron-Man 2008 7.9/1o on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/

Robert Downey Jr. is just plain amazing as Tony Starks.

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Other super-hero movie you might enjoy

Scott Pilgrim Vs the world

X-men 1 & 2

Spider-Man 1 & 2

The Dark Knight

Batman

Hell boy

Blade

The Crow

Superman: The Movie

 

Let me know if I miss some one of your favorites.

Do you plan on going to see any super hero movie this summer?

brandongenerator.com Best Interactive Comicbook website Ever?

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A Few nights ago, I was procrastinating on the web for inspiration for the concept of my new website. Looking for well render HTML5 website I found  brandongenerator.com , I was in shock, I was mad, I was obviously envying the gorgeous website. I love comics but this is everything I wish my comic book website was, interactive, immersive, and some amazing content.

 

The random adventure of Brandon Generator is the story of Brandon, a writer who as a permanent writers block. The web site is amazing! Trust me, my thousand of hours lurking on the web makes me an expert in founding cool website… its like nothing I’ve experience before on a HTML base website (it was probably done with Adobe flash on other similar projects before but, we know flash as this dead man walking look in is eyes) any how, brandongenerator.com is build like interactive comic book; you can go roam in Brandon room, check is voice mail on is mobile, look at the spider in the window and even draw something on a note pad on Brandon desk… I am a fan and can not wait for the next episode to come out in may. Website seem to be sponsored by Windows IE but it runs fine on with Firefox. Till next time, go have fun In Brandon room!