Guys — something neat and exciting! I’m forming plans to do Octopus Pie in FULL COLOR in the near future! The comic has been in black & white for 7 years, and I think it’s time to try something new that will really enrich the comic.
To be sure, I’ll need your help for this. I would be employing a colorist, so I’ve made this a priority as the next goal of my Patreon Campaign. If we hit $2400 in pledges a month, it’ll be enough to keep me eating and happy, AND working with a great colorist to produce 10 full color pages.
If you love the comic but haven’t pledged, this is a great opportunity to do something that directly affects the art. It doesn’t need to be much - even a buck or two per month will help towards the goal! Pledges over $2 will also give you access to the sketches and vintage OP art I post to Patreon.
If the promise of color hasn’t sweetened the deal enough, colorist Sloane Leong has done three sample pages of recent strips! You can look at them here. Also be sure to check out Sloane’s excellent cartooning and illustration work. YEAH!
Mer wants to add color to Octopus Pie - if you’d like to help out, check out her Patreon page!
Q:Heya Mr. Mike Holmes. I really admire your work~ I actually first came across you from your Mikenesses drawing challenge and was really impressed with all the different styles you did and how well you drew them. I thought that was a really great idea! So I was wondering if you mind if I try this challenge myself? It seems like a great way to practice by trying new styles and learning about more cartoons and comics~! Also, was there ever a day that you didn`t like for any reason? Keep on goin~!
Go for it! I’m really curious to see the artists that other people admire, and how they see (and interpret) their styles. I ain’t the gatekeeper of this stuff, go have fun!
And there were a few days where I wasn’t totally happy with it, but I’ll keep those to myself. Ultimately, I had a great time doing it. And I kind of wish I hadn’t done it yet so I could start all over and do it again.
Bravest Warriors #20
Jason and Breehn wrap up their three-issue writing stance on the Bravest Warriors comics with #20, on sale today. Mike Holmes is the illustrator, and Whitney Cogar and Lisa Moore colored the thing. Finally, Steve Wands is the letterer. Go collect all four covers, including this leggy-Beth one by Jose Garcia.
This is it, my last issue AND the last issue of the story arc!
Issues 17-20 tie directly into the second season, and they answer some BIG questions, and there are a lot of firsts for all of the Bravest Warriors. #20 especially has some huge moments if you follow the relationships of these guys.
So yeah, maybe read these
my last issue everbtw my next project is amazing and I’ll tell you about it soon
i’d like to know what happened to beth’s mom - shes not in the group that was sent to the see through-zone so like i would love to know. plus the fact being raised by her only her dad kinda adds things emotionally?? idk
The answer to this question is in Bravest Warriors issue 19, out this week. It’s a good one.
Issue 20 of Bravest Warriors will be my last issue as series artist - I’m moving on to different and cool projects, some of which are my own! There will be announcements in the very near future about those.
It’s sad, because I loved working on this book and coming up with brand new alien planets and creatures every month. But I’m so glad I got to work with Joey Comeau for the first 12 issues - he really hit a lot of emotional bulls-eyes with these characters and he really got weird with the stories. Also Breehn Burns and Jason Johnson, the team from the actual show, have written scripts that are crazy and hilarious AND are canonical to the show (issues 18-20 tie DIRECTLY to the show’s mythology!). And of course the fill-ins written by Eric Esquivel & Tessa Stone were terrific. Not to mention the awesome colors provided by Lisa Moore & Zack Sterling, and the letters by Steve Wands, and my awesome editor Shannon Watters.
Plus! Ian McGinty is taking over for me as artist, and I love that guy and his art!
Thanks so much to everyone who’s been reading, I can’t wait to tell you what’s coming up next!
BRAVEST WARRIORS page update!
Thanks again to everyone who ordered a page of original comic art during my sale! For those wondering, all the pages will be mailed by the end of the month, just because I’m moving and all that stuff had been packed up - but it’s getting sent out over the next few days.
I never post process shots! Here’s some WIP stuff from the past year or so, mostly Adventure Time covers and a Bravest Warriors page
Q:I bought a Bravest Warriors page from you yesterday but forgot to ask if you could please sign it? :) -Dave
For sure! Thanks for ordering!