Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Project: Romantic

I recently got my comp copies of the fantastic new Adhouse books anthology, Project: Romantic and I was very impressed. I only have a 2 page story in it, "My Name is Eunice Jung" (which you may have already seen in my blog here), so my contribution is really really small, but its a thrill to see my work in amongst such a talented collection of artists. As I read through the book, I was awed by the sheer diversity of art styles and storytelling approaches. There are some seriously talented comic artists working today and many of them are in this book.

Among my favourite stories in the collection: "Romantic" by Doug Fraser, "Scary Thoughts" by Mike Laughead, "Lovers on a Flying Bed" by Junko Mizuno, "Sweetie 'n Me" by Joel Priddy (a real charmer), "The Romance of the Skies" by Paul Rivoche, "Imitating Life" by José Garibaldi (man, what a draftsman!), "Even Monkeys Know About Love After A Hundred Years" by Randall Christopher (hilarious and touching) and "Kingdom Animalia, Ilustrated" by Josh Cutter (just plain hilarious). Though I have to say, my favourite story here is "Trouble" by T. Edward Bak -- a four page story about teenage crushes, younger brothers, and suburban life all written and drawn in a very understated, honest style.

But don't take my word for it, pick up a copy of Project: Romantic and see for yourself!


Dominic Bugatto said...

Damn another book to pick up .

Yancy Street said...

This sounds pretty sweet, I'll be on the lookout for it.
The artwork you have laying out in front of it, I'm assuming is your contribution to the book.
Is that the actual art?


m cho said...

Yancy Street: Yup, the artwork in the photo is from my contribution to Project:Romantic. It's the actual art -- I drew the final on separate tiers and them put them together after scanning.

Thanks for dropping by!

Chris Pitzer said...

Glad you dug the final book, MC. It was great to work with you. Can't wait to see the other comic goodness you will be creating...

Anonymous said...

Hoorays for you. Is this the Eunice remix?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you liked my story from the book. I've been checking out your blog for the last month. I LOVE YOUR STUFF! I had no idea that you did the colors by hand along with the black inks. I'm really impressed.

Paul Rivoche said...

Hi Michael,

Hope you are well...really good to see your romantic-promopost! I can't wait to see the book myself--that nice Mr. Pitzer always makes such beautiful productions!

Merry Christmas to all!

LEO said...

Hello~! BIG BROTHER~!^^
First of all, I apologize to you for my heedless.

Whenever I come by your Blog and your stuff,
You give me a BIG Thought.

Anyways, I`m really impressed.

m cho said...

Thanks, everyone. Project:Romantic is a great anthology!

Mike Laughead: Thanks, Mike! I really dig your stuff too. Your blog is fantastic.

Chris: Thanks again for inviting me, Chris!

Paul Rivoche: Thanks, Paul -- It's great to hear from you. Your story in Project:Romantic was really charming to read. Merry Christmas to you too!

LEO: Thanks, S.B.! Nice to hear from you too! I hope things are going well for you -- are you in Europe now?