Dear Readers:
The Moon Prince will be posting “reruns” for the next year or so. This is because I'm currently revising the older pages of the book so the color and style of the drawings are consistent from beginning to end. As a result, the “reruns” are actually quite different from the way they looked when I first posted them years ago. I hope you enjoy seeing these newly spiffed-up pages, and I hope you'll stick around to see the last part of The Moon Prince, starting in the fall of 2018.
Your pal,
Kevin

Friday, December 30, 2011

Moon Prince Page 93: The Bat-man Speaks!





















This week, we hear from the bat-man. But what are we hearing???

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Moon Prince Page 92: Angry Pirates!





















This week: those are some mad pirates!

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- and Merry Christmas from Kevin, Melissa, Max and Molly!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!



Here's a video I wrote and co-directed many years ago for the Crash Test Dummies - it's their version of "The First Noel". We shot it in a pizza joint in Niagara Falls, Canada in a single day - then had to go shoot another video for them (for their cover of "Androgynous" by the Replacements) at a nearby amusement park for the following two days! 

If you look closely, Brad (the lead singer) is holding a "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug, which I asked the props person to go buy somewhere. The next day, on the set, I looked closely at the mug and realized he'd drawn it on in magic marker, having been unable to find one in a store! He did a good job, too.

When the camera pans over to Ellen Reid sitting at the piano it's a deliberate nod to the opening credits for Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Moon Prince Page 91: Ahoy, Bat-men!





















This week: more violence!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Ugly Thumbnails


Many cartoonists create beautiful little pages of preparatory drawings for their comics called "thumbnail" pages. My friend Bishakh Som, who is a wonderful cartoonist (you can see his work here) posted some of his thumbnail pages on Facebook last week that were just gorgeous, and suggested to me that I post some for The Moon Prince.

I'm sort of torn about this, because my thumbnail pages are very loose and scribbly. I use them to write the dialogue and plan the sequence, design and layout of the drawings, but the drawings themselves sure aren't much to look at. On the other hand, I guess it's sort of fun to see to see the process that goes into making comics like these, and I like to give visitors to this site something to look at while they're waiting for new pages of comics (stay tuned for more piracy and warfare on the Moon this Friday!).

So, without further ado, here are some of my ugly thumbnails, followed by the finished black and white drawings for the page they're from and the final colored page, with all the water and spooky fog. 




Friday, December 9, 2011

Moon Prince Page 90: Kitko's Revenge!





















This week: Kitiko don't play like that!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cedric Murray - Behind the scenes!





















Here's another behind the scenes peek at a photo used to make the Moon Prince. In this case, it's the author (Kevin Fraser) himself posing for Cedric Murray all the way back on page 4!

Stay tuned for this Friday's page, where Kitiko gets really mad!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Moon Prince Page 89: Batmen! On the Moon!





















This week - a fight to the death in the Lunar skies!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Queen Melissa



Making The Moon Prince requires thousands upon thousands of reference photos. Here's one of Queen Mathilde being posed by Max and Molly's mom, Melissa.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Moon Prince Page 88: She's Gonna Crash!





















This week: Spectacular action abounds!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sugar for The Moon Prince


Los Angeles based art critic Doug Harvey had some kind words for the Moon Prince in the latest issue of Artillery Magazine, calling it "one of my favorite current comic-reading pleasures."

Friday, November 18, 2011

Moon Prince Page 87: Where There's Smoke...





















This week, ALIENS! No kidding!!!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grandpa Fraser

























Since the last couple of pages of The Moon Prince have featured a young girl (Molly, of course) standing guard with a rifle, I thought it might be interesting to post an old, old picture of my grandfather (the real Max and Molly's great-grandfather), William Fraser.

This photo was taken around 1902, and shows Bill with his pet black bear (really!) and a toy gun. I believe at the time he was living near Keewatin (a Cree Indian word which means "Blizzard of the North"), Canada.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Moon Prince Page 86: A Solemn Moment





















This week, Mad Billy is laid to rest.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Moon Prince Page 85: Ten or Fifteen Small Steps





















This week: Ten or fifteen small steps for a boy, one giant leap if he doesn't use the ladder!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Moon Prince Page 84: A Sad Realization.


This week, a bit of an emotional roller coaster.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Moon Prince Page 83: Aughhh! The MOON!





















This week, Max and Molly are in dire peril! Still!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Moon Prince Page 82: Decisive Action Must Be Taken!





















This week, the queen stands up for once!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Moon Prince Page 81: Startling Revelations from a couple of Slippery Characters





















This week, the Inquisitor and the Captain of the Guard put two and two together.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Moon Prince Page 80: Shocking details emerge...





















This week, the Queen gets super intense.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Moon Prince Page 79: Dramatic New Evidence





















This week, the queen is taken quite aback!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Moon Prince Page 78: Her Majesty the Queen.





















This week: we attend the Royal Court. Dress appropriately and behave yourselves!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Moon Prince Page 77: AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!





















This week, things start to get very extraterrestrial.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Moon Prince Page 76: TIK!!!





















This week, things take a turn for the even worse!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Moon Prince Page 74: What's that Beeping???





















This week, Max and Molly get something else to worry about! Those poor kids!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Moon Prince Page 73: A Shocking Discovery!





















This week, certain things start to add up.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Finished writing!

If anyone following the Moon Prince story has ever wondered how long it's going to be, I can now provide you with the official answer, because I just finished writing it:

Four hundred and nineteen pages.

At one page a week, that means it'll take me another seven years to finish drawing it. And The Moon Prince is actually only the first book - there's going to be two more after that: Escape to Mars and The Callisto Stone. So, uh, please bear with me... I promise to have it all wrapped up by 2034.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Moon Prince Page 72: The Casimir Batteries



This week, lots of intricate drawings of mechanical stuff that took forever to draw.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Moon Prince Page 70: Space ain't such a bad place to die...



This week: Mad Billy spills a bunch of beans. Click on the image to see the whole page.