Posts tagged pinocchio
Posts tagged pinocchio
JASON RODRIGUEZ has a special holiday gift for anyone interested in checking out Once Upon a Time Machine…a FREE gift!
Go get it!
No, seriously…this is a Good. Morning.
Free for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad, and the Amazon Cloud Reader (which is basically a free Kindle reader for your web browser) over the next three days: Pinocchio, or The Stars Are Not Wanted Now, an 11-page comic story that I did with Scott White. The story was originally published in Dark Horse Comics’ Once Upon a Time Machine, a collection of 24 futuristic fairy tales. Think of this book as a teaser to the larger anthology which, I must say, would make for a wonderful present for that special geek in your life. If you don’t believe me, just ask the LA Times. If you want to see how beautiful it is…well, here’s a page:
But wait! There’s more! Also in this collection is my new short story “Anita’s Dreams,” about a young girl whose dreams take her to remarkable places and times. This story is part of my monthly sci-fi stories for kids and young adults which so far include:
- The Girl Who Could Live in Yesterday -A fairy tale about not being able to change the past, no matter how many times you try.
- The Little Particle That Could (illustrated by Noel Tuazon) - The story about a graviton who wants to meet a photon but just can’t seem to catch him.
- The Monster Hunter - The story about a boy who learns how to keep the monsters out of his bedroom, but soon learns that “monster” is a relative term.
- The End of Stars - A young girl discovers that the sky is falling and tries to warn her neighbors before their village is destroyed.
- The Boy Who Could See Through Mountains and Other Stories - Indalecio can see his family’s vile and evil enemies through the neighboring mountain range but can’t get close enough to see what makes them vile or evil.
These short stories are occasionally free but, when they’re not, they’re only 99-cents each! And you don’t need to own a Kindle for any of these books! You can read them on your iPad with the Kindle app, any Droid-tablet with the Kindle app, and even in your web browser with the Amazon Cloud Reader.
Are you still reading this? FREE COMICS GO DOWNLOAD!
For the folks who like to see behind the scenes, here’s the process for the first page of Once Upon a Time Machine’s ”Pinocchio, or The Stars Are Not Wanted Now”coming out TOMORROW from Dark Horse Comics (words by me, art by Scott White, and letters by Jason Arthur).
We have: 1) First draft of script, 2) Geppetto concept sketch, 3) color test, 4) page 1 thumbnails, 5) page 1 pencils, 6) page 1 color (draft), 7) page 2 color (final), 8) lettering script, and 9) the final, lettered page.
As mentioned, the book comes out tomorrow and will be in fine comic stores and bookstores near you (you can also order it on Amazon, of course).
I loved working this story and the rest of the book (which I got to read over the past two weeks) is pretty damn fantastic. You can read the early reviews that’re piling up on GoodReads to see what folks are saying, you don’t have to take my word for it.
There will be a release party for the book tomorrow at Locust Moon Comics in Philly (starting at 7:30PM), a signing at the Dark Horse Booth at NYCC this Friday at 6PM, and then throughout the weekend at NYCC at table X6 in Artist Alley.
Look at this beauty!
Huge, endless thanks to Lance Erlick for spending countless hours perfecting the animation of so many wonderful artists’ work. It’s almost hard to believe that this stuff wasn’t originally made to move.
I recommend watching in HD (720p or up) to really get the most out of everyone’s work.
And in case anyone needs reminding: Once Upon a Time Machine hits comic shops everywhere NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10!
So get those comic-buyin’ hats ready to go!
We discussed the origins of the book, the creative vision that drove it, and our theories as to what makes fairy tales so enduringly popular and beloved.
Even better, Diamond Bookshelf took the opportunity to share a few never-before-seen finished pages from the book.
Look out for pages from:
Pinocchio, or “The Stars Are Not Wanted Now” by Jason Rodriguez, Scott White, and Jason Arthur
“The Boy Who Drew Cats” by Chris Stevens, Khoi Pham, Jose Villarrubia, and Todd Klein
“The Shepherd and the Weaver Girl” by Saajan Patel, James Giar, Mandy Moore, and Rafer Roberts
Hansel and Gretel, or “Bombus and Vespula” by Josh O’Neill, Senk Chhour, Michelle Madsen and John Workman
And of course, Farel Dalrymple’s cover (it never gets old).
Dark Horse Comics will publish Once Upon a Time Machine on October 10th, 2012.
Fairy tales have fueled our dreams and fired our imaginations for centuries. Step inside a time machine built by a collection of today’s finest storytellers, and enter a range of futures where familiar tales are re-imagined in an astonishing variety of styles. Watch the next wave of leading illustrators work alongside superstar creators like Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Khoi Pham (Daredevil), Brandon Graham (King City), and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) to deliver a reading experience that will delight generations young, old, and yet to come.
Edited by Andrew Carl & Produced by Chris Stevens.
Format: 432 pages, Paperback, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Diamond Order Code: JUN120047
Welcome to the new Tumblr page for Once Upon a Time Machine.
Check back in regularly for updates in preview art, creator interviews, reviews, news about the book’s impending release, and heads-up for any creator appearances.
For now, enjoy Farel Dalrymple’s beautiful title page for the book (he also provided our wonderful cover and logo):