Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Grasshopper!

Its been a few weeks witthout a blog post, so I'll apologize again for the delays. I've had quite a hectic month, including my first ever trip to the San Diego ComicCon. Needless to say, I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the event, but I had a great time nonetheless. My thanks to all my fellow Toronto cartoonists who went down to the US with me, including Ramon Perez, Steve Manale, Rob Coughler, Andy Belanger and Cameron Stewart and to all the very nice artists and comic-people I finally had a chance to meet in person! Special thanks to also Frank Cammuso, who was gracious enough to let me and Steve use his booth as a homebase. I owe my gratidude to you all for making my first visit such a fun and exciting one.

One of the things I brought to show at the con was a 7 page sample I wrote and drew up for an action-adventure comic book I'm working on called the Grasshopper! I've been wanting to write and draw a straight-ahead, full-throttle action and kung-fu story for a little while now, and I've finally gotten the opportunity to do so with this one. Below is the artwork for the first 2 pages. Of course, the REAL action begins on page 3...and doesn't stop for another 45 pages! And if you like these pages, fear not, I'll post more Grasshopper artwork soon.


12 comments:

Mike Thompson said...

Look really solid, Michael. Post the rest of the sample. I'd definitely be interested in seeing more. Any idea when it will be finished?

Dominic Bugatto said...

These are really nice! Solid storytelling and lovely rendering.

Looks like you've been drawing inspiration from Frank Robbins and Caniff , which can only be a good thing ;)

More please.

Adam said...

I get the feeling, and feel free to call me on this one, that the guy in the booth isn't going to be arrested quietly.
This looks good. The first view of (who I'm guessing is) the Grasshopper in the doorway is great.

Frannie said...

Who woulda thought that your 2-tone style would work so well as a comic-format story! Another beautiful execution of your style and talent. : )

trophiogrande said...

These pages look great!

STOVEPIPE.NET said...

That's really slick! Are you going to reproduce it with your hand color, or just redo it for print in the computer? I like the hand colored look myself.

CosmicPencil said...

Michael,

These pages are INTENSE!!! I'm going to have to some day try this 2 color technique that you work so well.
These pages just make me even more excited to see your Legendary pages finished!!!

matt

warren said...

Good Grief!!

So much mood in those panels - like Indiana Jones stills. Can't wait to see more!

Mike M said...

These look great! I want to see more!

the doodlers said...

What a strong set of panels! Atmosphere for days. I get the feeling that all hell is about to break loose. Great great stuff!

m cho said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you all liked the Grasshopper.

As for when and where this book will be coming out -- I'll let you know details soon. My plan is early next year.

David Campbell said...

Holy. Crap.

Those pages are beautiful, man!