Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hey there superhero fans! If you've been following my blog, you're likely aware that I've been learning how to use Photoshop in order to colour in my illustrations, with the ultimate goal of publishing a full colour, full length comic book. Well, I'm happy to report that I've made significant progress thanks to my friend Petr Maur who, in addition to his other creative talents, is a professional graphic artist! As such, I've finally coloured all six covers of my mini comic books which I first began posting online in B&W in 2014. I have yet to colour the comics themselves, but I'm getting there! Above is an awesome collage of all the covers, which I'm so glad to see in colour at last!!!! As always, I invite you to read these mini comics for free on this blog. Enjoy! - Mikey
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Here I am in March 2016 with a selection of my hand-made Pythor Comics superhero puppets!!!
This is how I have my puppets on display in my workshop! The four original larger sized puppets (which are about 20 inches tall) are seen on top of the shelf on the left of the photo: Pythor, Perseus, Canadian Crusader and Griffon Shadow. These all appeared in my show Heroes Past and Present which premiered in 2006 at the Puppets Up Festival.
All of the smaller sized puppets (about 12 inches tall) were made as toy puppet prototypes which I would love to someday have manufactured. It takes a bit of cash for that however, so until then I'll have to share them with others this way on my blog! I've designed and made a series of at least 25 of these toy puppets, along with a horse for Melvin Maples (Canadian Crusader's alter ego) from my Canadian Heroes series and Pegasus for the Greek Myth series. There are others "in progress" too, but I thought I should put the brakes on! I'm running out of room!!! :) Ah, but too many puppets is a good problem!
Puppets © Mikey Artelle, 2000, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm in the process of learning how to do digital graphics in order to create my comic books. Below is the first poster of my superhero characters that I created in Photoshop! I'm super exited about the progress I'm making in this area. Hopefully I'll be able to publish my first "official" full-colour comic sooner rather than later! Until then, I'm happy to present - in colour - Pythor Comics Superheroes!!!!! Enjoy! -Mikey
Read the mini comic books for free online: http://mikeyspuppetryblog.blogspot.ca/p/pythor-comics.html
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Here is another mini comic from Pythor Comics!!! This one is about my jungle hero Zedgar! I began working on this comic back in May 2015 and had also posted the cover online, but then I set the project aside to work on other things. Little did I know then that two years would go by before I got back to it! Well, at last here it is!!! To read the comic below, click the cover image to see a larger version and then scroll through the pages. Enjoy! - Mikey
Back to Pythor Comics page:
Zedgar the Wild Jungle Dude, story, comic book page illustrations, characters and title logo
are TM & © Mikey Artelle 2015, 2017. All rights reserved.
Friday, March 24, 2017
I'm especially happy about this new Canadian Crusader graphic. It's pretty sweet! Can't wait to do more stuff with more characters! Yaayyy!!! - Mikey
Sunday, January 22, 2017
This Blue Jay Boy mini comic was created in 2014 and posted online in 2015 along with my other mini comics on the Pythor Comics website: http://www.pythorcomics.ca/ To read the comic below, click the cover image to see a larger version and then scroll through the pages.
Back to Pythor Comics page:
Blue Jay Boy, story, comic book page illustrations, characters and title logo are TM & © Mikey Artelle 2014.
All rights reserved.