Sunday, June 21, 2015

Is Two Ms. Megaton Man of Color In Color Two Too Many?

Clarissa James confronts Aja, new mascot of the Megaton Mice, who has similarly donned the familiar red, yellow, and blue leotards of the Megaton Man franchise. This scene is from #6 in the new Megaton Man series I am planning.

Colorized tight rough sketch (not final art).

Kozmik Kat, mentor of the Megaton Mice and Aja, tries to keep the two Ms. Megaton Mans apart.

The original sketchbook concept and the tightened rough on canary yellow tracing paper.

The original sketchbook rough on the right, with the scanned and blown up print-out on the bottom left, with the final ink on Clearprint Design Vellum on the top left.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Secret Origin of Clarissa, In Color!

Here's the moment of truth from Bizarre Heroes #13 (Fiasco Comics Inc., September 1995), in which Clarissa James learns that she is the love-child of her African-American mom and Clyde Phloog, the Silver Age Megaton Man! (What can be said? Opposites attract!) In color for the first time.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Origin of Ms. Megaton Man!

These two contiguous panels are from Megaton Man Meets the Uncategorizable X+Thems #1 (Kitchen Sink Press, 1989), originally published in black and white. (I've colored them up for a pitch for the new Megaton Man material I'm creating, either as a new series or graphic novel.) They depict the momentous origin moment when Clarissa James realizes she has somehow gained Megapowers, and subsequently dons the primary-colored costume of the Man of Molecules! Clarissa has always unleashed a certain dynamic energy in me when I draw her, and these panels are a great example, where I was trying to go for a decided Jack Kirby/Big Barda feeling! Ms. MM had a major role in Bizarre Heroes in the 90s, and will have an even bigger role in the new Megaton Man storyline, featuring everyone's return to Megatropolis and the formation of a new Megahero team, the Doom Defiers! Stay tuned for more developments.