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!

Monday, April 13, 2009


We hope everyone had a great holiday. We've got a cool treat by Marco today. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More Avatars!

We've got some new avatars for you to use on Zuda. Take your pick...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Behind the Scenes!

Here's a very cool look into the creative process. Myth is a story that has been in development for over a year. These two images are early layouts done by Marco back in June of 08. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An Interview with Marco Magallanes!

Marco Magallanes' unique style of art is an essential part to the story of Myth. We decided to ask our friend a few questions about his creative process, his influences, and what it's like being a storyboard artist in Southern California.

Who inspires you as an artist?

Everyone from Toth to Jim Lee. For Myth, I looked at a lot of Toth and Tim Sale.

Take us through your creative process. How do you go about creating a page?

I just try to tell the story the best I can and do my best to make each shot interesting. Nothing too fancy. I came up with the drawing style for Myth by hanging out with my kids and trying to capture the same energy and immediacy that they have when they draw.

How does being a storyboard artist for the film industry help in creating comics?

I actually got my start as an intern in Top Cow's film department. Storyboarding makes me a lot faster! It really helps with setting up the shots and getting the story out. And, living in Southern California is a great place to find freelance work. Every other person has a movie idea!

So, there you have it, folks. An inside look into the mind of a master. If you'd like to see more of Marco's work outside of Myth, check out his blog:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Concept Art

It was a great first day on Zuda. We can't believe how many people came out and supported our story. It's an incredible feeling. It's very much appreciated.

We have a special treat for you today. Directly from Marco, these are the original concept designs for Sam and Giant. Enjoy and there's a lot more where that came from!

Monday, April 6, 2009

THE Exclusive Myth Avatars!

Show your support on Zuda with these exclusive Myth avatars. Take your pick...

How to Vote!

Thanks so much for supporting Myth! Now it's time to make your voices heard!

Voting on Zuda is a four step process. Before you get started, go over to and register. Give yourself a creative screenname. Go ahead, it's fun! All set? Good. Now the voting can begin.

Step One: Go to the competition page and click on our story. Here's the link just in case:

On the right hand side of the screen you'll see comic information. There's a big box that says VOTE. Give it a click and you're on your way.

Step Two: Directly below, you'll see the words Rate This Comic. Give us as many stars as you think we deserve. Wow, you are very generous!

Step Three: Directly below the rating system you will see an icon that says Add to Favorites. Give it a click and you're on to the last step.

Step Four: Below our comic you will find a space to Post a Comment. Please feel free to tell us what you think of our story or just say hi. Eaither way, let us know you stopped by.

We understand that, by voting, you are dedicating a portion of your day to our story. This dedication means very much to us. We hope that you continue to support Myth and continue to follow along as our story grows. We're glad you're along for the ride.

Myth competes in Zuda Comics' April Competition!

Our humble little story of adventure, fantasy, and friendship is competing this April only at Marco, E.t., and I are very excited to have you along for the ride!

This is your home for all things Myth. Here you'll find exclusive artwork, pre-production sketches, interviews , and a behind the scenes look into just how Myth was created.

Thanks for stopping by and for showing your support. Now, get out there and explore the world of Myth!