Friday, January 27, 2012

Moon Prince Page 97: Only a Lad

This week, Max gets dissed.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Moon Prince Page 96: The Moon Pirates

This week, the Moon Pirates manifest themselves!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bat People on the Moon?

While we're waiting for this Friday's action packed installment of the Moon Prince, I thought it might be fun to show you a few of my influences in writing this part of the story. The idea to have bat-people on the Moon actually goes back all the way to 1835, to a famous hoax published in the old New York Sun that claimed astronomers had spotted creatures on the lunar surface using an enormous new telescope. Wonderful drawings of these bat-men were published and caused a huge stir at the time. Here are a few of them:

You can read a fascinating article about the Great Moon Hoax here.

And my list of influences for this part of the story wouldn't be complete without mentioning Jack Kirby's great comics series Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth, which I devoured as a kid. The ninth issue of the story featured bat people battling astronauts in a balloon! Here's the cover (you can click on any of these images for larger versions):

Friday, January 13, 2012

Moon Prince Page 95: We Don't Stand a Chance!

This week, things get scarier than ever!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Moon Prince Page 94: Careful, Molly!

This week, all sorts of stuff happens!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Buy the Book!

I've got a few extra copies of a promotional Moon Prince comic book I had printed up to show at conventions. It's the first chapter of the story - pages 1 to 29 - and it's in really nice full color. If you want one, you can buy it for $5.95 here (and I'll sign every copy sold).