Friday, July 08, 2005
Been swamped trying to wrap up work before the SDCC which looks to be the mother of all cons this year. So many meetings, panels and such already in the works...I am already exhausted. Anyway, here are some tidbits of news tho.
One, All-Star Batman and Robin: the Boy Wonder should be out next week for the con, so I am led to believe. The project is coming along swimmingly and it's been great to work with Frank. I really doubt we can wrap up the story in only 6 issues so I imagine you will have to deal with a longer run than initially announced.
Two, Chuck from KC, a Metti regular has prepped the Metti Comics Fantasy Publishing League. It's a spiffy bit of software which will allow us all to go head to head as comics publishers, picking writers, artists and other creators in a rotisserie league format. Being nothing gets done the week before and after SDCC, we will make the real announcement with all the details at the end of the month. We will have several leagues so you all can take on the Mettistas--winner take all!
Three, speaking of winners, we haven't had a Metti Trivia Contest for ages. Look for one on Monday at noon PST. Prize to be announced at the same time...should be a good one tho.
Four, attached is a jpeg of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman I did as a series of illustrations for the new DC logo promotion. This one is obviously unfinished but you can get a sense of how I layer the construction of a piece. This one was deemed too static so it was scrapped. A bigger shot can be had here.
Five, big news on the Iron Chef Gelatometti front. I will have my first superstar challenger TOMORROW at 4pm PST. Ale Garza who dreamt up this whole wacky idea is organizing it all so look for his post with the details real soon. The two finished pieces go (along will all the other Iron Chef illustrations) to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund so look for me and the challenger to go all out for this very worthy cause.
I'm sure there is more, but I will save it for a later post.