So the idea for COVER UP was born as a retrospective of Monte M. Moore’s first 25 years in the comics, gaming and entertainment industry and he is looking forward to sharing that artwork with his fans!
In the comics industry often a comics issue is published and read or filed away in a collection and doesn’t get much of a shelf life, so this is a chance for MMM to share his evolution as an artist. MMM was never the kind who experienced any sort of ‘overnight success’, but instead have worked long and hard in the industry he loves to carve out a successful career as an illustrator.
This collection will show some works never before seen in MMM’s previous art books as many of the early books were only black and white, and will now be shown in color and will contain some insights into the creation of the artwork as well. Much of the work will be from comics, but also some art from Novel Cover assignments, Magazine Clients, and so much Moore!
Some of the art may also be from clients who never managed to actually publish their projects which happens more often that we would like to hear, so this is a chance for those creations to have a bit more life as well.
Since 1993 Monte M. Moore’s work has appeared on products and covers for dozens of clients such as DC comics, Marvel Entertainment, Zenescope Comics, Harris Comics, Image Comics and many others, and now they can all be collected in one place!
From King Arthur and Vampirella, to a host of Indie comics titles and Femme Fatales such as Pin-Up Illustrated!
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…