Enter Brahn!

Introducing Brahn!

Brahn is character I had thought up a while back, so had Team Diaverik draw this early design. I wanted all my characters to be unique and instantly recognizable from  one another so I think you’ll see a big difference between him and Kid Miracle.

I can’t say too much about Brahn right now, but I have big plans for him. He’s gone through quite a few different drafts, names, and characteristics but I think I’m pretty close. Close enough to give him a debut like this.

 

I put together a test page for Brahn a while back and I’m ready to show it off. This version of Brahn isn’t entirely final, but with the help of my collaborators it’s a big step forward.  Ryo Kawakami reported for art duties,  on colors Fariz Muzakki stepped in. Here it is!

As always, thank you for stopping by!

~ Mike .L.

Remembering the recent Free Comic Book Day- Bonus Kid Miracle

Hello Again!

It’s a little behind us now, but I thought I’d reminisce about Free Comic Book Day. It was May 6th , a little before 9 AM in front of my local Comic Shop when the idea for this blog post was born.

Free Comic Book Day is something I look forward to every year. It’s always a good time to get out and get some free stuff from the publishers, there’s usually some good deals around too. The fact that for the past few years I’ve been able to go see a Hollywood blockbuster adapting comic material has really amped up my anticipation. Overall a really good time to be into comics.  Here’s a snippet of the books I picked up.20170506_104203.jpg

I decided to get cracking on a web comic to go along with this blog post, something that was brewing in the back of my head while I was waiting in line that morning. I wrote up my script and reached out to a new team to bring it to life.

Ryo Kawakami was kind enough to provide art for this one. Fariz Muzakki lent his talents for the colors. You’ll be seeing some more from them in the near future here. I also went in and added some sound effects and the credits, but it was my first time doing it (be gentle). You can see the page right over here or go over to the web comic tab.

Thanks for reading!

~ Mike .L.

The Kid Miracle that almost was.

A few years back I began to run into a bit of a rut creatively. All these wondrous ideas I had for comic concepts were really grand, and would ideally be ongoing series or at least mini series of at least 6 issues.  While I still have hopes for those ideas and have some outlines and files laying around I had to take a hard look on my progress.

MAKING COMICS IS HARD! (It’s also really expensive) I started completely anew with a new battle plan.

I had to make realistic production goals,  so I began to draft a One Shot comic. At the time I was listening to Nirvana: Unplugged a whole lot, and I was super focused on my creativity. Kid Miracle was birthed out of this time as a fusion between 90’s grunge and self parody. I drew and wrote in the notebook what I like to consider an outline and then it was time to move on from there.

I soon come into contact with Team Diaverik, and they soon agreed to help me get this concept off the ground. I’ll be posting some concept art I’ve never publicly shown before of Kid Miracle before we had his look down.

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I decided to tweak the previous design a bit to make Kid Miracle seem more approachable, I didn’t want him to look psychically intimidating. I really like the Kid Miracle we ended up getting, but the one we didn’t looks really cool too! Maybe there’s a reality where that Kid Miracle was final, and he’s off doing his own adventures. Hmmm

Thanks for reading!

– Mike .L.

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Kid Miracle in “Green Day”

It’s a been a little while! I hope you all have fun with whatever you’re doing tonight. I went and planned out a little comic with a St Patrick’s Day flavor to it to mark the occasion.

*I will have a updated,properly credited version of the page going up on the archives soon.

Team Diaverik returned for the glorious pencil and ink work. amb3r was there to help when I needed a colors, and they turned out great! Jamie Me helped me get lettered just in time for St Patrick’s Day evening, I pretty much parked this on his lawn a day ago and he managed to get back to me while doing his own comics and managing Comic Book Hour! (Too much responsibility for me-)

Have fun everyone! I plan on posting more updates soon, probably with some ‘behind the scenes’ development stuff.

Thanks!

~ Mike .L.

 

 

Still ‘Better Late than Never’- Christmas Miracle Conclusion

Time management has never been my greatest asset. I just got this back from Team Diaverik and wanted to share with you as soon as possible. Sorry it took so long for me to get this out!

This comic features some new faces, I hope to expand and properly introduce some of them to you this year. (Although some of you who know me closely might already have placed them.)

Thanks for all the support so far! I hope to bring out a lot of cool stuff this year for you guys!

Thanks!

-Mike .L.

 

‘Better Late than Never’- Christmas Miracle

Alright here we are 2017, I hope you all had a good end of the year! Thanks for coming back to check out the first half of Christmas Miracle!

Once again Team Diaverik returns for art duties and makes spirits bright. Jamie Me also comes back to add a little cheer onto this one.

That’s all for now! I hope to be back as soon as possible with some updates and the conclusion of Christmas Miracle  for ya!

Thanks!

-Mike .L.

Welcome to Aries Comics! Kid Miracle- Democracy Dilemma

 

Hello everyone, and Merry Christmas! (if that’s your thing)

Thank you for coming to by to see Aries Comics first post! I hope to post more as I soon as they come along. I have a Christmas special coming in fashionably late that I hope you stay tuned for.

So about the comic above, I wrote it about a month ago just to have a bit of fun during the political season, the least fun of all seasons.

The art was masterfully produced by Team Diaverik, who do an amazing job turning my written rambles into amazing looking pages. Expect more from them here soon.

Jamie Me handled the letters for me on this one and I can’t thank him enough. I had to do 2 rewrites to make all my dialogue fit and he never complained once.

Thanks for stopping by, here’s hoping to see you again!

-Mike .L.