Monday, July 3, 2017

KingMakers Soda Pop Magazine

WE are down to the wire trying to reach our printing budget for the ne KingMakersComix Soda Pop Magazine!   We are offering 30 limited edition posters for the first 25 people(in U.S.) to donate $25+ before Midnight Friday 7/7/17!!!!



Thank you- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

https://www.paypal.me/kingmakers

Make sure to let me know who is sending the money and if you want the poster if still available.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sergio

Sorry for the lack of updates this past week.

A big part of our family ,the big meower (talker), a stubborn, lionhearted, tiger striped member of our family, our cat Sergio, passed away this afternoon.

Gifted to us(my brother Matt and I) by our Mother after her passing Sergio, has modeled and appeared in the background of more than a few sketches, comic books, and slept on my lap or in the chair beside me during the inking and coloring of my own comic book work.


Last week his 18yrs seemed to catch up to him as he decided not to eat or drink but sought only restless sleep.   I was able to comfort, Sergio all throughout the night and until this afternoon by stroking his ears and neck  allowing him to sleep at times.  But when I stopped he began crying repeatedly, louder than I thought possible in his weakened state, too tired to even move his head. Unwilling to let go of the reassurance  of our contact. But with my arms  tired from the long night, I took off my t-shirt and placed it folded beneath his head and he immediately grew calm smelling my familiar scent.

Though incredibly weak , with shallow breaths Sergio, stubbornly held on to life , waiting for Matt to return home. And when Matt did come home in the early evening, he knelt beside Sergio, held his paw told him we loved him, and told him no need to be stubborn anymore.
Go see momma ,Baby-Boy, it's alright. And with that, Sergio our little companion of 18yrs  took a deep breathe and let out his last breathe.

We thank God for the companionship  and joy he has brought our lives , by sticking us with the best cat I have ever known, Sergio Cossin.
- from this cat, Mikey >( - _ - )<

Saturday, June 10, 2017

. . . in progress.

Hey everybody here is an in progress peek of a new SodaPop Magazine poster.
The plan is to sell copies at some local San Diego stores to help raise printing cost for the San Diego Comic Con Debut of the official SodaPop Magazine issue numero Uno!

IF like what you see so far and you are interested in getting a copy stay tuned for the finished art post next week with ordering details.
             -Mikey >( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Practice before pages this week.

Everyday I like to doodle a quick something in my sketchbook before starting my next comic book page.   I like to experiment on pushing myself to think a little bit faster like drawing straight in ink(hoping maybe someday to increase my speed at producing new pages).
Or drawing with my left hand.  (Just because  as a kid I use to be left handed and wouldn't it be cool if I could get another style out of it!)  
Well, back to work for me, finishing up more pages for SodaPop Magazine. 
See you soon. 
-Mikey>( ' - ' )<

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Blicks

Playing around with the free water color pencils at downtown San Diego Blicks.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SodaPop Magazine

In February during San Diego's Comicfest , the KingMakers Crew premiered a limited edition of our Sodapop comics Magazine (complete with a Kirby tribute and an 18pg one shot story by the great Joel Stokes)!

Matt, Becky, and I (Mikey) have been working to polish up a final new version of the magazine . . .
. . . editing in new pages to each of our respective stories and Matt is creating an all new Story!!!(below is Mikey making his own zine.)
All this means rounding out our page count from a measly  84pgs to an epic 100pgs! 

And of course with an all new cover! Expect more updates, as we work to finish up the remaining pencils and inks, in time for Comic-Con!!!

Let's Make Comix Fun Again!!!- Mikey>( ' - ' )<

Friday, February 24, 2017

New KingMakers products!


https://kingmakers.threadless.com/designs/king-me
New KingMakersComix goods from coffee mugs to beach blankets and throw pillows!
Check it out!
-Mikey>( '  - ' )<

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy little accidents



Every once in a while a printer might mess up and catch an extra sheet of paper inside a books print run.  This sketch was done by Mikey in such a copy between the pages of Joel Stokes' comic 'Galactic Police' that appeared in the San Diego Comicfest edition of Soda Pop Magazine.

Look for the official issue of Soda Pop Magazine#1 at the end of May and check back here soon for some videos of Mikey inking his newest feature 'The Jungle'!

Mikey >(  ' - ' )<

SodaPop Magazine!

We premiered a special Jack Kirby Tribute issue of our new Soda Pop Magazine 'From Las Vegas to Detroit' at the San Diego ComicFest this past 4 days!  It was an exhausting 4 days filled with friends and little dramas.  I am going back to the editing board and finishing a new cover for the 1st issue that will feature a few new 'Skeeze and Selene' pages in place of the Jack Kirby tribute and a short featuring a young Niko and Grandpa from' The Jungle'!

Look for that official issue of Soda Pop Magazine#1 at the end of May!




- Mikey>( ' - ' )<