Posts Tagged ‘book’
Oct 11, 2022
Comic Book Art: Incredible Hulk By Gary Frank

Howdy ho, here are some scans of my “The Incredible Hulk” comic book, issue January #413. It features the art of Gary Frank, which I find quite nice, although the layout is not very dynamic and kinda boring. I mean look at the cover. The cover doesn’t really draw your attention, so you wouldn’t even know how awesome the artwork inside the book is. But, oh well, here are some pages:

Artwork is used here under Fair Use Law.


Aug 29, 2014
Jackpot Bloom Possible Final Cover, Fingers Crossed
Jackpot Bloom Final Cover Demo

Jackpot Bloom Final Cover Demo

With only one more page of line art to draw, here’s hoping this is the final iteration of the Jackpot Bloom graphic novel cover.

Aug 13, 2014 US Trade Paperback Review #3

-Full bleed margins are now correct
-But I messed up the spine settings; Hopefully, for next proof, it’ll be fixed

Jul 26, 2014
Need For Asian Superheroes

By Chongchen Saelee

This article by Jeff Yang kinda gets it half-way. We don’t need Asian Superheroes for EVERYONE, just for those who consume superhero culture.

It turns out, America did have a superhero called The Green Turtle back in 1940s, but because of anti-Chinese stuff in the day, was never allowed to reveal his identity.

Unfortunately, it just seems like they’re digging through the dumpster to validate themselves here. The Green Turtle might as well be played by Dana Carvey in yellowface. It’s such an old characterization. No modern Asian American can relate to it. As a piece of history, maybe it’s worth noting, but it definitely isn’t relevant anymore.

My own Asian superhero, Agent S, which debut in my alma mater student newspaper UW-Green Bay The Fourth Estate, is set in the present. I combined all the popular American superheroes to date into the archetype. And I also infused it with highly political charged imagery to leave the door open for interpretation and growth. And I’d also set my character in the real world, where Superman, Batman, and James Bond are indeed fictional, and wannabes are lunging off rooftops thinking those characters are real. That’s how I would do my hero justice.

In summary, only those who feel they need Asian superheroes should get them. And if no one gives them that validation, do what I did, come up with your own. That’s the only way they can truly be bulletproof.

Apr 9, 2014 US Trade Paperback Book Quality Review

Mar 18, 2014
Jackpot Bloom Cover Concept
Jackpot Bloom Comic Book Cover Concept

Jackpot Bloom Comic Book Cover Concept

I’m developing the marketing materials alongside the actual comics contents.

Feb 27, 2014
Project Blossom Cover Concept
A New Star Is Born

A New Star Is Born

A more colorful cover concept might be more kid-friendly, who is our target audience.

Feb 6, 2014
Indie Comic Page 2 Work in Progress + Continuity Layout Test
Page 2 continuity and layout test

Page 2 continuity and layout test

Notice, if I follow my employer’s script, you might get lost with the continuity by page 2 (when you flip the page) because the word balloon just seems to be floating there. I might add a following panel just to clarify it is the same old man from page 1 playing this kid in tennis. What say you?