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Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Cool Plug

Hey everyone. It's been a crazy month since the April competition ended on Zuda. We are very proud of our 5th place finish. All of the creators have been extremely busy with other projects, but, Myth will return! It is a story that we all truly love and cannot wait to bring it all to you.

Myth did get some cool recognition in May from Comics News Insider. Each episode, the hosts provide a Top 3 list for that week. The editor of Comics News Insider, Joe Gonzalez, included Myth in his top 3! Very exciting news and we are honored to be included and mentioned in such a cool show.

Here's the link:

You can find Myth in episode 196!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Final Week...

So we've finally come to the home stretch and it has been a blast thus far. We can't tell you how incredible it has been to have had our comic viewed by so many supportive people. There are 5 days left with plenty of time to let your voices be heard. Don't be shy. Stop in and leave a comment. Let us know you want to see more Myth! Thanks for getting behind us this month and lets do some climbing this final week.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An Interview With E.T. Dollman!

E.T. Dollman brings his creative lettering talents to the pages of Myth. We sat down with the master to find out what makes him tick.

You give the characters their voice. What goes into determining what style you use for a story?

My main influence is the style of the artist involved, together with the mood of the story. I just try to match the lettering with all the rest, to let it be more "natural", to let the words and balloons be part of the art. I'm practically a beginner so sometimes I tend to letter a little too heavy, but my real aim is just good placement together with an invisible style.

What are some of the biggest challenges when lettering a comic?

Every new comic I letter is a new challenge since every story and artist are different. To choose the right style for the lettering, the best balloon shape, the right font and the sound effects, drawing a good logo, it is a challenge every time.

Who are some of your biggest influences in the comics industry?

First of all, the comics I letter, they are my main influence. Some of the artist, writers, and editors I work with have given me great advice. I try to learn something from everyone. Then there are comics I use as reference like The Goon and Hellboy. I also like a lot of good old wordy comics. Web of Horror, Vault of Horror, full of irregular balloons! And I've been inspired by the talented letterers at the Digital Webbing Lettering Showcase, too. I've learned almost everything there. I must thank Mr. Piekos for all those fonts and professional tips, Cyxodus, whose Ninja Lettering website has everything a newcomer needs to start lettering, and all the other letterers who post their thoughts and knowledge on the forum.

There you have it, folks! A great interview from an even better man.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Concept Art!

Hey all, we are almost two weeks into the competition and we are still battling. We slipped a spot but we love a good fight. We appreciate all of your support and keep spreading the word to your friends. VOTE! FAVORITE! COMMENT!

Today we have a sneak peak at some more concept art for Myth. Some interesting characters await...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sam...In Color!

Here's something from Marco. A very cool sketch of Sam in color! Feast your eyes...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Interview with Mike Loniewski

Where did you get the idea for Myth?

My fiance and I have worked with neglected and at-risk children for several years and it's had a huge impact on us. When you deal with children who have been abused, all of them are looking for a way to escape. That's how Myth really started.

My first story notes came while I sat in my truck before night class. I was thinking about some of my experiences with these children and just started scribbling thoughts down. I started playing with this idea of one of these children befriending a giant that would protect him. The story has expanded a great deal since then, but, at its core, it's still about this lost boy searching for home.

Who inspires you as a writer?

I just really enjoy a great story. There's something special about a good yarn that can just draw you in. For me, Frank Miller is someone who has inspired me early on. I remember reading Batman: Year one and becoming obsessed. I was in a mad craze to get my hands on anything he had done. From there it opened the door to people like Mike Mignola. Lately, I've been inspired by creators like Brian Clevenger on Atomic Robo and David Petersen with Mouse Guard.

Outside of comics, Michael Chabon and Cormac McCarthy amaze me. Their writing is such a pleasure to read and you can become so absorbed in the stories they are telling. Someone I really admire is the children's author/illustrator William Joyce. His stories can put me in such a great mood, it's scary!