I will say I do not pick up many black and white interior books probably since the late 80's and early 90's which I may say were mostly Manga such as Appleseed, Grey and so many more great manga properties. Then you had such greats like Ex-Mutants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja and a slew of Robotech comics from 3 different companies. A lot of great material during those years from independent creators and publishers.
I actually went and ordered a nice handful of titles a few weeks back and I plan on doing reviews of each title to promote independent comics. I actually got the first comic that was printed by Ka-Blam and is for sale on both the sites about a year ago, Ugaara #1 created by Wil Jones. This is what finally gave me the idea of putting out my own book.
I actually picked up Dead Man's Party #1 not from these sites but at the New York Comic-Con this year where I also got to meet the creators of this awesome book. I was quite impressed when meeting Jeff Marsick (Writer) and Scott Barnett (Art) at NYCC this year and were kind enough to sign my copy and talk shop. The reason this will always stick out in my mind is for the basic fact that they were the only people that actually approached me and not wait for me to come up to there table like most of the creators in attendance at NYCC. For them to take there time and promote there passion in comics was quite impressive, it is very rare for any creators to approach you at these functions, I even had comic vendors when looking for comics to add to my collection pay me no mind (Must be rich!!!)
This first entry in the Dead Man's Party series of four books bleeds realism, this is no book for children or your basic superhero fan. You get into the main characters mind and the way he thinks. The art is beautiful and stunning, the writing is very intense and takes a few twists and turns that climaxes in a splendid ending too book one. Twenty-Six pages of pure octane excitement. Read issue #1 of the series that novelist and Birds of Prey writer Duane Swierczynski calls "super smart, sardonic and packed with surprises". This is what comics should be like and I look forward to future issues of a true diamond in the rough!
So I can report that Spell #1 has been uploaded to the printer and if everything goes smoothly, keeping my fingers crossed. If everything goes smoothly I can have a release date either on November 30th or December 9th. So again I appreciate the patience, but rest assured the comic is done and at the printer. I will announce when it become available.
Joseph Hottendorf Jr.
PsychoRelik Studios 2011
It is almost here, I promise. Putting on the finishing touches over this weekend and hope to send it over to the publisher via Internet no later than Monday 11/14/11. I was hoping to have it available this Wednesday 11/16/11, at least for sale in print and download orders from Ka-Blam Printing. So sorry for the scheduling conflict this is the first book I have ever published solely alone. This was a long process over 90 days, but I did it and can not wait for the release of the book for all my followers to catch a my a book that I did truly put blood sweat and tears into. Sometimes life does get in the way, but this time I was able to get over all the hurdles and hope you all enjoy what I have labored over day and night.
More news to follow on all outlets that will carry the #1 issue of Spell and the first book released under the PsychoRelik Studios banner.
Had a great day hanging out at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. It was both productive and quite enjoyable. On the other hand I feel like I can sleep for days after leaving. Enjoy the pictures.
My lovely wife with Green Lantern from sector...I got no clue!
I have no clue when this Wolverine piece was done, There is a missing page. If you look to the right hand side there is a Hand Ninja. The other page had a bunch of Hand Ninja ready to wreck havok on the old Canuck. My guess is this is from the early 90's.
Joseph "Hock" Hottendorf Jr.
PsychoRelik Studios 2011 Wolverine is the property of Marvel Comics. All rights reserved
I totally forgot about a few classic pieces I had at my Grandmothers and I will post one each night this week, Hope you enjoy, this is a piece that Eric Canete (Aeon Flux,The Amazing Spider-Man) did that I loved and wanted to see it in color. The previous entries of classic artwork goes back to June 2009, you can find it in the blog archive.
Joseph "Hock" Hottendorf Jr
PsychoRelik Studios 1997,2011