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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
Stories and art coming after a mind break...
  • 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
Girls and boys, the time has come, so here we go. Fifteen Comic-cons in a row!

My base will be the Comicraft/Elephantmen booth, 2106, right in front of DC. Come say hi, get a free sketch (oh, yes, FREE, that's how awesome we are), browse thru the fine comic offerings. The highlight of the year is the sixth hardcover volume of Elephantmen (a thick, loaded beauty you can kill a buffalo with, most of it drawn by yours truly), the landmark Elephantmen 50, some limited prints (one by yours truly!) and lots of weirdness.

Cya, have a nice con.
  • 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
... let's see what we can finish.

Girls and boys, you OWE it to yourselves going to watch Pacific Rim this weekend. PLEASE. You'll never find a geek love letter bigger than this one. Wrapped in giant robots.
  • 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
Lots to do yet...

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • 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
... but Elephantmen 49 is wrapped up. I hope.

I'm toying with the idea of opening some spots for comissions to be picked up at San Diego... anyone interested?

In the meantime, to sleep, perchance to dream...
  • Listening to: Not enouch silence
  • Reading: Under the Dome by Stephen King
  • Watching: Chuck season three
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Nice number! I should do something special... suggestions?

Thanks to you all!
  • Listening to: Flashpoint on the other room
  • Reading: Different Seasons by Stephen King
  • Watching: Chuck
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Girls and boys, it's been a while...

Well, these past two months have been really hectic. But then, they usually are.

On the not so good news, it turns out this past issue of Hoax Hunters (#8) is my last one. Oh, well, it was fun.

On the good news, we have a new issue of Elephantmen, probably the hardest one to draw yet. These scripts juts keep pushing the envelope...

A full preview here:

www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

All that, and gearing up for SDCC already. Lots to do.

Have a nice week, folks.
  • Listening to: News on TV
  • Reading: The differential Engine
  • Watching: Firefly
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Buried among the sheer awesomeness of the new releases of this week (Saga, Savage Wolverine and Batman among them), there are a couple of books drawn by yours truly... not top sellers like those, but made with a lot of love.

Elephantmen #45, written by Richard Starkings:

www.comicosity.com/preview-ele…

Hoax Hunters # 6, written by Michael Morecy and Steve Seely:

www.comicosity.com/preview-hoa…

Have a nice comic day, folks.
  • Listening to: News on TV
  • Reading: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
  • Watching: Fringe season four
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
Well... as Dickens wrote, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Maybe not exactly, but there certainly were a lot of highlights in this year, and a lot of times I wished I could just teleport anywhere else.

I'm very grateful for the good things. My wonderful family still puts up with me (that is a claim to sainthood if there ever was one!) and the drawing thing is kind of working better, I thing. I'm very grateful for the chance to continue doing Elephantmen, and the new projects that arrived, like Hoax Hunters and The Line it is Drawn. I've met and worked with great and talented people. Hopefully better things will come.

Thanks to all you new watchers, and to all you who took time to favorite or comment any of my deviations. This is the first year I've been regularly posting after two or three of being away. My purpose for this year is making this a better DA page, and getting better art to more places. Let's see.

Hang in there, world, here is the secret: it's not the economy or the violence or the looming doomsday. It's us. So, let's try and improve something a day a time. It's not always easy, but it's rarely that hard.

Have a great new year, all year long, folks.
  • Listening to: The first New year celebrations on TV
  • Reading: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
  • Watching: Friends season five
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Yearning for breakfast
  • Drinking: Not after that party
This has been quite the season... the first arc of Hoax Hunters was finished a couple of weeks ago. Strangely, reviews seems to be better with each issue. As a special treat, you can read issue one for free at Comixology. Right here:

www.comixology.com/Hoax-Hunter…

Well into the next issue of Elephantmen. Yes, it's a lot of work, but I like the chance of flexing different artistic muscles with each series. Besides, time enough to sleep in the grave...

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: The Simpsons on TV
  • Reading: The Night Eternal
  • Watching: Night Gallery season three
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Healthy fruit cocktail
  • Drinking: Not after that party