Friday, June 18, 2010

Batman to Superman ?

This week we have been knee high in supervising color for the Superman Vs Muhammad Ali reprint. It is looking fantastic. We are not going overboard with new color. We are keeping the flavor of the original color and just bringing it up a notch. When I first started working at Continuity one of the first jobs I had besides answering the phones and making sure the coffee pot was full for the "Crusty Bunkers" was that I got to zip some of the pages of the Superman Vs Ali job. I remember being really scared of screwing up. I was using an exacto- blade (which is a small razor blade) and I was cutting this thin skin stuff called zip-a-tone on Neal Adams original art and what if I cut through the paper? "OH MY GOD !" Well the first page I ever zipped is the spread with the green aliens pointing. I zipped the ring in the sky. Now I am watching over the book again. I'm so glad that we get to refurbish it and DC is printing it again. Thank you Paul Levitz.
I also wanted to remind everyone that not this weekend, but next, Neal will be in Long Beach at the Science Day Convention. Neal is doing a panel on his " The Earth is growing" theory. He will be showing his animated fun and interesting video as well as talking about it. If you can't make it we do sell Neal's videos on his theory on the front page of our site. Don't miss out.
I also wanted to share this week a piece of original art that we recently sold. It is a gorgeous Supergirl piece so please keep your eyes on the original art that we have for sale on our site. Jason who runs Neal's original art is always changing things up.
Next week I will be showing what we will be selling at San Diego and all the great people that will be at our table during San Diego. I have 4 weeks left to convince you to come meet us in San Diego. I have heard that we may be attending some more conventions so stay tuned and I will be listing them next week.

Happy Fathers Day to all you Dad's

Friday, June 11, 2010

What will I get Neal to do next ...... ?

We have had a lot going on at Continuity these days , it feels like we have a lot of comic plates spinning so lets review.
Batman Odyssey #1 Has been handed in complete to DC. The coloring is fantastic. The book has a different look than what I see across the stands of the comic stores. I find it new and challenging and refreshing. A new kid on the block ! We also handed in the 20th penciled page of Book #9 in the series and we are cruising through the inking on book#2. I have posted to the right, our Cover on Issue#2 of Odyssey as well as one of the inked interior pages.
The " Art of Neal Adams " coming out from Vanguard, is a fantastic art book which covers Neal's early early commercial work, through the superheroes that we love at DC and Marvel. Painted pieces of Movie poster art. My banner at the top is one of the pages from this book . I believe it is a cover from a Kung Fu magazine. Make sure to reserve your copy at your nearest comic store.
Wolverine- We are getting very close to starting the work on this exciting project. Neal says we will be starting plots this coming week. "Neal Adams doing a Wolverine series, that's exciting to me and I feel I have seen it all." I will keep you posted.
Continuity Comics..... Yes, we have had many discussions at Continuity about refurbishing some of the titles from Continuity Comics. I felt like posting them under my blog. A "Megalith" piece that we never published. "Samuree", still one of the sexist fighters in comics. "Knighthawk",
a hybrid with wings thats tougher than Batman and does carry guns. LOL.... And then I felt like putting up one of Neal's Barbarians. So where am I going with all of this?
What will I get Neal to do next?????

Stay Tuned,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Big Bat Week !

I thought last week was a big Bat Week. This week I got to see the most fantastic coloring I have seen Continuity do. I am so excited that I had to show some of the Batman Odyssey pages this week. We have completed Odyssey #1 and are moving into inking Odyssey #2 which will be Neal Adams inking and we will be beginning the color on Issue#2 as well.
We handed in 5 more pencil pages to Odyssey Issue 9 this week after finishing off the color on Issue #1.
I hope comic stores are going to have enough copies. This Odyssey Project is going to rock the marketplace. Next week I will be doing a section on some of the pencils and I'm hoping I can videotape Neal inking some of Odyssey #2 that I will put up on Kris World.
I have left up the Neal Adams Skateboard designs hoping I would get some feed back on the designs. I know I want the Barbarian coming out of the swamp one for my office.
I also included two spreads from the "Art of Neal Adams" from Vanguard which is this fantastic art book that has a lot of work that has not been published in a long time as well as some great Movie Posters from the past that Neal has worked on. I will be putting up one of those spreads next week.
Batman Odyssey ships July 7th and I am worried stores may not have enough copies so please make sure your store has enough because I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on it.