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Girls and boys, today at finer comic book stores (and at Comixology.com, of course), you can find the latest issue of Elephantmen, as usual written by Richard Starkings and drawn by yours truly. Wedding preparations included.

Here are some preview pages:

www.comicosity.com/preview-ele…

And here's an early review:

bigglasgowcomic.com/advance-re…

If you have a chance, take a look.

Have a nice week, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Needful Things by Stephen King
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 4
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Thanks so much!
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Needful Things by Stephen King
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 4
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, it's been some steadily busy days... just putting the final touches for the latest issue of Elephantmen, which should be done today. Or tomorrow.

Other than that, trying to conquer the world, as usual.

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Needful Things by Stephen King
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 4
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, work keeps flowing and projects brewing... health in ups and downs, but I'm not complaining, we keep going.

In the meantime, if you happen to be by your local comic book store this week (or at Comixology, that's perfectly cool), there's a new issue of Elephantmen. As usual, written by Richard Starkings and drawn by yours truly. It's a really weird one.

A preview here:

www.comicosity.com/preview-ele…

Have a nice week, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 3
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, this Con flu attacked with a week of delay, but it seems we'll survive it. Hopefully.

We kind of hit the ground running this time after the experience. And what an experience, although maybe in general this SDCC was a bit underwhelming after the last one. About half the cosplayers, which tend to be one of the funniest parts, and not too many big, world-shaking revelations. But, hey, it's SDCC, it's never a waste of time. I finally got to meet Walt Simonson!

Well, working now. I returned eager for some re-invention of the self, let's see.

Oh, and Guardians of the Galaxy is as great as they tell you, and then some. Maybe not as great as The Avengers, but a lot more fun. Hilarious script, impossible-not-to-love characters, a soundtrack you'll keep humming for a long time. Simply put, a wonderful time at the movies.

And I want a dancing Groot.

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 3
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, this is the 15th time in a row.

So, I hope this Comic-Con lady has something nice in store this time...

I'll be hanging as usual at the Elephantmen / Comicraft booth (#2106) right in front of DC. There will be prints, there will be tp's and hard covers, there will be free sketches. There will be a printed schedule, but, as of now, I believe I'll be there

Wednesday  7-9
Thursday 2-4
Saturday 2-4

And at other unofficial times. Come and say hi.

Have a nice weekend and Con, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 3
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, this week at your local comic book store (buried amongst a cavalcade of comics) you can find Elephantmen 58, as usual written by Richard Starkings and drawn by yours truly. For long time readers, there is a payoff for a storyline long in development. For new readers, there's a cool story and pretty pictures.

Here's a preview:

www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

And SDCC is just around the corner... anyone going?

Have a nice week, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 3
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
I thought something weird was happening when I saw more than 4 k visits to the page today. My first thought was I had been victim of a "friendly" bot.

Then I found out today's Dark Knight saving the Watchmen was featured and I09, and from there linked to Yahoo News.

io9.com/what-if-batman-had-bee…

So... a LOT of people saw the one Line submission where I did not catch a typo :P

Oh, well...

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 3
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Who would say there are less than two months to go to SDCC? So much to do, so little time, as always.

So, as for the blockbuster season so far:

-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, comes very close to a perfect movie experience. Smart, fun, game-changer, great characters. If you didn't follow-up with Agents of SHIELD, you are missing out.

-The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is just a little above the meh line. These days SFX should be taken for granted. Or, to put it another way, a movie can't get away with bad SFX, so, if good SFX is all it has, it has problems. If you put the plot holes together, the whole movie looks like a spiderweb. Great looking Electro with a terrible story, useless Rhino, rushed Goblin. Impeccable Gwen-Peter chemistry, and all for what?

-Godzilla. Oh, dear. What pains me is the arrogance of Gareth Edwards, by deciding the audience will follow the carrot on the stick and will thank him every time he takes it away. Maybe I would have overlooked the boring plot and terrible humans if they only had SHOWN THE MONSTER FIGHTS. By the time it came to the final showdown, I was actually too angry by the continuous teasing to actually care about it.

-X Men DOFP. Oh, my, I walked out with the biggest grin on my face. Just a plain fun ride. Maybe the new reality is just fan service, but, I'll take a director who gives in abundance what the fans want over one who keeps the goods hidden any day.

And yes, I'm waiting for several movies yet, but the only one who really has me in geeky anticipation is Guardians of the Galaxy.

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 2.5
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, what are you waiting for? Go to your local comic book store and grab some free goodness!

And be nice, buy something else while you are at it.

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Farscape The Peacekeeper wars
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Thanks so much, girls and boys, this is a great milestone to reach.

The winner of the free comission is :iconjeardawg:

And, just because I'm in a good mood, I'll be giving away another free comission among
you other 3499 great deviants (give or take any new watchers that join the party these days)

I just can't figure out how to choose the lucky one. Any ideas?

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Farscape season 4
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, as the title implies, issue 55 of Elephantmen, by Richard Starkings and yours truly, is out today. Closing the first arc of the new direction. Surprises galore.

A preview here:

www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

And remember, 3500th watcher gets a free comission... 5 to go as of this writing.

Have a nice week, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Farscape season 4
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
After a quite hectic time, we managed to finish the first trade of the new "season" of Elephantmen. That would be issue 55, folks, which means I've been there for about 25 issues or so. Quite a while. We even made it to the cover of this past Wednesday Comic Shop News, issue 1396. I'll post some art later.

I have a little (very little) free space these days, so I'm trying to draw some fun stuff. Scary blank pages, oh my.

We are nearing the 3500 watchers mark ( I think there are 27 to go at the moment)... thanks to you all, and as a (hopefully) special "thank you" treat, the 3500th watcher (that would be the one who screen captures the moment) will get a free commission from yours truly. Art and color, if you want. Fair deal? Tell your friends!

In the meantime, you can still get Elephantmen 51 for free: www.comixology.com/Elephantmen…

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: The Shining by Stephen King
  • Watching: Farscape season 4
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, working here on the next issue of Elephantmen.

But, in the meantime, why don't you go to Comixology and read issue 51 (the start of the latest story arc, and a great jumping-on point) for FREE?

The fine folks at Image Comics bring this treat to you... I know lots of you haven't tried the series, so, this is your chance. No charges, no tricks, just a fine story by Richard Starkings and lovingly drawn art by yours truly. Hurry up, I don't know how long will it last.

www.comixology.com/Elephantmen…

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Agents of SHIELD
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, there are weeks and there are weeks.

Kinda caught that conjunctivitis-inducing bug at New Year, and I've had a couple weeks of eye-drops and medically-ordered relaxing (well, at least cutting back on the all-nighters).

Which leads to work piling up, and what a load we have.

But things are looking up. At least we are drawing a lot lately.

And, while we get to the new projects (some we'll seek, some we'll own), a couple of new year's resolutions:

New blog: axelmedellin.blogspot.mx/

(Essentially the same than the last one, but this is logically-named, has a daily sketch, and is beautifully bilingual).

New art page at Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Axel-Me…

(I dislike the term "fan page"... so, art... daily sketches and anything I can think of. We are one "like" short of 300, at the moment).

There you go.
  • Listening to: Creepy news
  • Reading: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Agents of SHIELD
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
At my timezone, it's a little under 22 and a half hours to the New Year.

Well... no need to comment on all the issues the world had on 2013. You are all well aware of them. There have been best years, there have been worst.

On the immediate turf, well, lots of work, even if it didn't reflect on money (lol) or publications. I think I had art on six or seven new Elephantmen issues this year, and two or three Hoax Hunters. A couple of self-published comics here in Mexico, and, of course, the weekly Line projects (as I write this, I have the first of the year half-drawn... I did pick a complicated one this time). Lots of traveling (at least from my point of reference), a little missionary talks about the joy of comic books.

Next year, I really want to draw more, and better. I really have the itch of having my fourth series at Image being a creator-owned project. And starting a webcomic. As Neil Gaiman says, if everything in the world falls apart, make good art. Next year, I want to make a lot of good art.

Thanks to everyone who's been kind enough to visit, comment, like, and helping to make this trip worthwhile. A great year ahead, folks.
  • Listening to: Creepy unidentified noises.
  • Reading: Four after Midnight by Stephen King
  • Watching: Pacific Rim
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, we are on the final stretch before finishing the next issue of Elephantmen... shouldn't be more than a couple of days, hopefully. Then a little break. Then some more. Oh, my.

Thor: The Dark World is a really fun movie. Way better than the first one. It won't get any Oscars, but it's definitely a solid entry in the Marvel movie canon. I liked it a lot more than Iron Man 3.

Gravity is a whole other experience... watch it in 3D!

My favorite book of the year so far is Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities... a fascinating glimpse into a fascinating mind.

Oh, well, back to work.
  • Listening to: My heiress singing
  • Reading: The Running Man by Stephen King as Richard Bachman
  • Watching: Community season 1
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Been a while...

Some hectic weeks lately... we were forcefully invited to find a new place, so we are ordering chaos yet... these comic books just keep piling up and making packing each time more difficult.

No point worrying about all those big economic issues, better jeep turning out pages. And fast...

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: The water heater.
  • Reading: Shop Talk by Will Eisner
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 1
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Well... we survived Comic-Con and La Mole...

My brain is usually wired to a big tense conventioning week a year... this year has been twice the fun (maybe a third on the way), twice the learning, thrice the exhaustion...

But I digress.

It's always a pleasure hanging out with awesome artists who are so down to Earth as Frank Cho, Humberto Ramos, Kevin Eastman... great getting to meet others for the first time, like Bob McCleod and Sandu (Can Do) Florea... terrific people to talk and learn and just be in awe. Good days.

Now to work. Elephantmen #51 isn't going to draw itself.

So many ideas, so little time.

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: Those creatures of the night.
  • Reading: Fate of Worlds by Larry Niven
  • Watching: Game of Thrones season 2
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Muy bien... estamos empacando lo último... de este viernes 26 al domingo 28 estaremos en La Mole, en el D.F., en la Expo Reforma. Llevamos algunas colecciones de 50 Girls 50 y Hoax Hunters, algunas prints, y mucho papel para garabatear, así que dénse una vuelta, al menos a saludar...

(All that should make sense to mexican con-goers...)
  • Listening to: Phineas and Ferb
  • Reading: The eyes of the dragon by Stephen King
  • Watching: Fringe season five
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party