Flashbacks to What Never Was
Draculex™, N-Man™, Red Tails™ Faux-Comicbook Covers
Work continues on a number of projects—first and foremost, work (I can’t show you) on the S.R. Bissette’s How to Make a Monster art instructional book for Watson-Guptill/Random House; work (I won’t show you) on Tales of the Uncanny™, the N-Man™/Naut Comics™ project.
Logo by Mark Bilokur; pencils by Josh Rosen; inks by S.R. Bissette; color and initial production (we’re still working on these faux-vintage cover images) by Max Riffner.
I’m damned lucky to be working with these folks.
There’s a ton of great images and text pieces we’ve completed for this project, and it’s coming together slowly (hey, I’m bankrolling this on money earned off SpiderBaby Store sales, which have been sluggish since mid-summer, and a teaching salary). But it is coming together. I’ll have more to share later this month, if all goes well.
On another matter altogether:
You know, money doesn’t guarantee visibility or even reaching an audience, ever. I keep that thought in mind as I grind away on my own projects, always.
Given the big news about Lucasfilms selling itself and Star Wars to Disney, it seems worth reminding everyone that one of the films George Lucas cited as a personal disappointment that led to his decision to get out now rather than later was this year’s Red Tails (2012), which barely got any theatrical play whatsoever.
Most disappointing to me, too, was that Lucas had commissioned an absolutely terrific Joe Kubert movie poster; Joe‘s first, I believe? And, alas, his last, now that Joe‘s left us.
But what a beauty; I wish this movie had played theaters hereabouts (it screened one night only at the Dartmouth Hopkins Center, that I know of, and we missed it).
The Unbelievable N-Man™, Tales of the Uncanny™, Naut Comics™ are trademarks of Stephen R. Bissette, all rights reserved; N-Man™ and Tales of the Uncanny™ and ©Stephen R. Bissette, by contractual arrangement with the original co-creator. N-Man logo by Mark Bilokur, artwork by Josh Rosen, Stephen R. Bissette, Max Riffner, ©2012 Stephen R. Bissette, all rights reserved. Red Tails™ poster art by Joe Kubert, ©2012 Lucasfilms, Ltd.—now, who? I’ve no clue.