With about 29 hours to go (as I write this), the Kill All Monsters Kickstarter has almost reached $11K! But whatever the final total is, it’s already far exceeded our expectations. The support and encouragement we have received has been overwhelming. We’ll never be able to express our gratitude appropriately. To all those who have backed the project, spread the word and/or commented… Michael and I humbly thank you. You guys rock!
You can still get the book, if you miss the Kickstarter! It is available to order through your comic retailer. It will also be available via Amazon.com and Comixology, very soon! I’ll make sure to update this site with that info when it happens!
Thank you for all your support!
The second issue of Kill All Monsters! is now for sale at Artist Alley Comics. It’s only 99 cents and contains a couple of pages of never-before-published story in addition to what was in the webcomic version. I hope you’ll consider checking it out. In this issue, the Kill Team is stranded in Paris and leaves the safety of their robots to explore the city, but learn that all monsters aren’t necessarily the giant kind.
The first issue is also still available for the low, low price of FREE.
Michael May and I have a Facebook page for our comic series, Kill All Monsters. Whenever we hit a new fan count milestone, we have give away an original KAM drawing to a random member of the page. Here is the latest giveaway drawing.
Ink on paper.
I was extremely lucky to nab Paul Little (colourist for many comics including Xenoholics (Image) and Bomb Queen (Image)) in time to get the print ready for the Image Comics Expo, this weekend. Paul coloured a short story I drew for Zombie Bomb! a while back and I loved what he had done with it. It was a no-brainer to ask him to colour the KAM print, as well as a few other prints that I will be posting here, next week.
I will have colour and B&W Kill All Monsters prints for the Image show, this weekend. Ed and I will be at table #306. We hope to see you there!
Also in convention news… some awesome news was given to KAM letterer/Murder Book writer Ed Brisson, yesterday. Ed and I got a table for the Emerald City Comicon! I’m very excited about that! Ed and I (and maybe Johnnie Christmas) will have a Murder Book print made up in time for the show! More news on that, as the show gets closer.
So here it is, the black & white Kill All Monsters convention print! These prints are 14″ x 11″ on heavy cardstock with a glossy finish. There will only be 50 of them printed. Each will be hand numbered and signed. I will have these for sale at the Image Comic Expo this coming weekend! I will also have the coloured version of this print at the show, too! Drop by here tomorrow to get a look at that version!
Here are a couple of Kill All Monsters sketchcards I did recently for people who purchased a copy of the Kill All Monsters limited ashcan from my store (see link at the top left side bar). Both cards are of Akemi, one of the main pilots of the series.
I have a bunch more sketchcards to share but I’ll pace myself.
I discovered an awesome tutorial page on the Zeng Zhu Design site. There are many excellent tutorials about design creating and general illustration tips. Very informative.
I tried the silhouette design process tip to help create this monster design. I’m not 100% jazzed about this design but I definitely thought the silhouette process of starting a design was a great new way for me to generate ideas for creatures.