Monday, April 11, 2016

A night of Northern Soul & Pinball // M.W.F. Issue #8 cover // Other stuff

Hey everyone, sorry, it's been awhile. I'm alive and still kicking.. 

I've been in to a little momentum, yep - yet another thing.. as I continue to host my Night of Northern Soul and Pinball at Pins and Needles. It's a pinball parlor inside the recording studio, Bedrock Studios. I love these two businesses and believe they should be supported in that they allow artists to be creative with lock-out spaces and rehearsal rooms to having a place for some downtime with your friends. Did I mention three decades of pinball machines?.. 

Definitely check them out if you're in the Los Angeles area. 

Approaching these nights thematically, i'm inspired by one Northern Soul song, which is defined as a pre-Motown and underground sound that almost twenty years later, became famous in Great Britain's dance club scene. Why?.. Because these songs you can most definitely dance to.

The music is most enjoyable but it's out of circumstance that the labels at the time didn't get the air time they deserved in order to gain national or international success.. Leaving us with delightful one hit wonders of the underground you've never heard of at an extremely rounded and tasteful analog sound quality. The singers sing at their heart's desire on most of the songs. Brenda Holloway (Even though the recording is Motown) had just this 1964 re-release which is considered Northern Soul, that inspired me to create this Saturday's poster and night theme:

What fantastic lyrics: "Lord, take me through this change - Tears alone could never explain - about this lonely world of despair.."

Our first night, I used Lainie Hill's Time Marches On:

Lastly, I can share the cover I've drawn to M.W.F. #8:

The 10th Anniversary website will be up soon, replacing my long-lasting "living room" design.. It's been a good run and I've had nice complements regarding it's design and funky-ness. So happy to bring my art there for you all. Stay tuned for more!..

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Bombshell Comics is turning TEN!.. || 33 pages of M.W.F. #7 are YOURS (Read the entire comic here) || Thank you for your patience!

Hey Everyone,

Apologize for the long pause in my social activity.

 I've come back, out from my cave to share with you what I could: An un-edited entirety of Misfit Wrestling Federation #7!..

33 pages of story and art that I'm proud to bring you. Coming in to this at the seventh issue, you might not know exactly what's going here, but at-least you'll get a good idea ^_^ Maybe even enough to start from the very beginning!..

The beauty of underground, independent comics is: NO ADS! ^_^

Misfit Wrestling Federation on Comixology: For your phone or any mobile device (I'm really happy with Comixology's guided view, they do a great job on my sometimes, complex layouts)
and the issue will soon be available in print thru my new 10th Anniversary Website (up soon):

I've drawn another two comics books in 2015, but they're a part of a larger project I'm still deciding on how or when, to release. Stay tuned!..