// RoboChris //
Welcome, daughter. And horse.
Hope you guys have had a chance to watch AEON WORM, the Season 2 opener and the continuation of where Season 1 left off. I designed this guy (Beth’s Dad), the cultists, and a bunch of sleeping creatures. Really proud of how this episode came out. Such an amazing crew.
And the official press release:BOSTON, September 24—The Boston Comics Roundtable, in partnership with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of GULP!, an all-ages anthology. GULP! will debut on September 28 at the fourth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), and be available at select comics shops in the region. The editorial team for GULP! includes the creators of Heeby Jeeby Comix and cartoonists on Nickelodeon Magazine, Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan. This volume was designed and produced by Roho, owner/publisher of River Bird Comics and creator of Hellbound.GULP! features eleven funny and spooky stories geared towards children of all ages. Tales are by some of New England’s best artists and writers featuring co-editor Dan Moynihan, Rachel Dukes, Owen Heitmann, Clay McCormack, John Lechner, Ansis Purins, Jef Czekaj, Michael Lee Harris, Greg Cook, Eric Boeker with Dirk Tiede, and Hellbound III editor Jerel Dye. Collectively, they have created over a dozen children’s books such as A Froggy Fable, The Clever Stick, A Call for a New Alphabet, and Cat Secrets. In addition, their work has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, SpongeBob Comics, Candlewick Press, BOOM! Studios, First Second Books, ARGH! Comics, the Boston Children’s Museum, FableVision Studios, Walt Disney Television, and Cartoon Network.
The Boston Comics Roundtable’s annual Hellbound collections have won the praise of many comics critics. Roz Young at Sequential Tart called Hellbound II “a wonderful set of frighteningly fiendish stories.” Brigid Alverson at Robot 6 wrote, “The craftsmanship in this volume is impressive.” Jen Vaughn of the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont called the collection “perfect for the horror fan.” Hellbound II was nominated for a New England Art Award in the category of best book.GULP! is the fourth book of the Hellbound Horror Anthology Series. This edition features 52 pages of risograph blue and orange art on a stapled 6.5” x 5” landscape comic with a cover designed and drawn by co-editor, Bob Flynn. The price is $15.00 and is a limited edition of 100 copies.
For additional information about the first edition and upcoming events go tohttp://hellbound.riverbirdcomics.com for a preview visithttp://hellbound4.tumblr.com
Like what you see? Want to see more? Check out the whole gallery online here.
This kids comics anthology will be landing at MICE this weekend (Sept 28-29). Per my previous tumble, I illustrated the cover and helped make some of the final selections for the book. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy, myself! See you there.
The Cover by the amazing Bob Flynn! [ Gulp! ]
Here’s a proof of a book that the folks from Hellbound (of the Boston Comics Roundtable) will be debuting at MICE this weekend, featuring monster comics by local cartoonists, for kids! It’s a wrap-around cover (folds down the middle). Two-color Risograph print (orange and blue). I’ll post more photos when I get some books.
Sleeping Creature 12
Coming to a Season 2 near you…This guy! And others. I love what Mira did with the color on this one.
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is a free event showcasing the best in local comics September 28th & 29th. MICE 2013 will feature 150 comic creators in our exhibition area, present lively panel discussions, and invite attendees to participate in creative workshops all weekend long!
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
View our exhibitor list, press information and full schedule at
(poster illustration by Bob Flynn)
MICE is coming to a Boston (Cambridge) near you! Just a few weeks away. 2 days, FREE Admission.
I made the art used in this poster, too. See you there!
// Clay Impossibear //
This has been a nice brief break from drawing. Who knew? Sculpey is fun.
The newest Bravest Warriors episode, featuring both Wallow and Impossibear, is landing this Thursday on Cartoon Hangover.
*edit: Here’s a vine I made too.
// Impossibear //
Here’s a bit of design process for perhaps my favorite character I’ve designed so far for Bravest Warriors, Impossibear. This goes way back to April 2012, during one of the first weeks I started working on the show. I got the script for “Gas Powered Stick”, laughed immediately at his name, and filled up a page of various ‘space bear’ doodles. I was totally riffing on Ewoks for the first bunch. Whenever I sit down to design, I typically draw up a page worth of characters (sometimes more) and send them over to Breehn Burns for his thoughts. In this case, he sent me back a combination of some of the elements he liked and splashed the rainbow coloring on. I laughed outloud when I saw it (always a good sign!).
The final set is where we landed. Makes me smile every time. And his voice is perfect (Michael-Leon Wooley).
Look for more of Impossibear in Season 2, which we’re working away on right now.