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    Cover to AML issue #1
Debuting this September at Small Press Expo !
Here’s a little blurb what I wrote about it:
Three mecha suit clad warriors (and their VTOL aircraft) defending their city against monsters and mutants. In this issue, a dangerous mutagen is introduced into the citiy population. Can the AML team  stop it in time? Find out in this action packed issue!
It was inspired (heavily) by the morning television viewing I did as a child. From Robotech to Power Rangers. Teknoman to MASK (and they said cartoons make your brain rot! HAHA! I made a whole comic because of them!).
Pre-orders to help cover printing costs have started. Grab your copy here:
http://spacepyrates.bigcartel.com/product/aml-1-pre-order
Grab a copy of Caitlin’s book while your at it and save on shipping!
http://spacepyrates.bigcartel.com/product/magical-girl-millie
Shipping won’t start until September. Which isn’t that long at all you guys!

    Cover to AML issue #1

    Debuting this September at Small Press Expo !

    Here’s a little blurb what I wrote about it:

    • Three mecha suit clad warriors (and their VTOL aircraft) defending their city against monsters and mutants. In this issue, a dangerous mutagen is introduced into the citiy population. Can the AML team  stop it in time? Find out in this action packed issue!

    It was inspired (heavily) by the morning television viewing I did as a child. From Robotech to Power Rangers. Teknoman to MASK (and they said cartoons make your brain rot! HAHA! I made a whole comic because of them!).

    Pre-orders to help cover printing costs have started. Grab your copy here:

    http://spacepyrates.bigcartel.com/product/aml-1-pre-order

    Grab a copy of Caitlin’s book while your at it and save on shipping!

    http://spacepyrates.bigcartel.com/product/magical-girl-millie

    Shipping won’t start until September. Which isn’t that long at all you guys!

    — 6 days ago with 19 notes
    #AML  #Pre Order  #Comics  #SPX  #Anime  #Morning Cartoons  #Small Press Expo 

    Here’s a princess I drew for Kill the Hero. An outrageously murderous card game.

    Coming to Kickstarter soooooon.

    — 1 week ago with 6 notes
    #Illustration  #Card Game  #Princess  #Fantasy 
    spx:

SPX TO ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL GUEST LINEUP
Tomorrow we’ve got a press release going out highlighting the international guests we’re excited to welcome to SPX 2014.
Some you may recognize immediately, others you may be encountering for the first time but every one of these talented creators is someone you should know!
Here’s the rundown!
Simon Hanselmann will arrive from Australia to debut Megahex, his eagerly awaited new collection from Fantagraphics, collecting the darkly comedic and unexpectedly moving comics that have earned him an enormous following online.
At SPX, Hanselmann will kick off a national book tour with Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle; the trio will participate in a special live edition of the inkstuds radio show at SPX, led by regular Inkstuds host Robin McConnell and special guest co-host Brandon Graham ( royalboiler ).
Aisha Franz is a German cartoonist whose SPX debut and first book for Drawn & Quarterly ( drawnandquarterly ) is Earthling, which has also been published in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Franz lives in Berlin where she is a member of the Treasure Fleet comics collective. In addition to an active illustration career she has contributed comics to Pitchfork Review ( pitchfork , Kus!, Kuti Kuti ( kushkomikss ), and many more publications. Her second graphic novel, Brigitte und der Perlen-hort, has been published in German and French.
Yvan Alagbé and Dominique Goblet will travel to SPX from France and Belgium, respectively, with a range of work from the avant-garde Brussels-based publishing house Frémok. Alagbé co-founded the influential French publishing house Éditions Amok, which later merged with the Belgian publisher Fréon to form Frémok and continues to champion poetic work at the borderline of comics and fine art.
Alagbé’s new book École de la Misère, rendered in beautiful ink and wash, further expresses his clear-eyed, penetrating career-long investigation into mysterious desire and explosive cultural conflict.
Goblet, an early contributor to the Fréon flagship anthology Frigorevue, has produced a challenging and beautiful body of work that productively troubles the distinctions between fiction and autobiography, and between narrative and poetic image-making.
At SPX she will debut the groundbreaking full-color graphic novel Plus si Entente, a book produced collaboratively with German cartoonist Kai Pfeiffer. Working internationally, the pair swapped pages and responded to ideas, images, compositions and colors proposed by the other to test the possibilities of narrative within the comics form.
Exhibiting as Frémok, Goblet and Alagbé will also bring with them many works from the publisher’s catalog, including the award-winning collection of Kamagurka and Herr Seele’s Cowboy Henk comic strips (an instant sell-out at MoCCA) and the American debut of Kamagurka and Seele’s brand new Cowboy Henk book, Histoire de la Belgique (pour tous).
Mana Neyesteni is an Iranian cartoonist and illustrator for economic, intellectual, political, cultural, and professional magazines. He is particularly known for his work for the newspaper Zan and Persian language Radio Zamaneh.
A 2006 political cartoon by Neyesteni prompted riots among the oppressed Azeri minority in Iran; the paper in which the cartoon appeared was promptly closed and Neyestani was imprisoned. Upon his temporary release three months later he left the country and currently resides in France. He is the recipient of the Cartoonists Rights Network International award for courage in editorial cartooning, 2010.
His graphic novel An Iranian Metamorphosis was originally published in French, and will debut in an English-language edition from Uncivilized Books at SPX.
Publisher, editor, critic and event organizer Daniel Jiménez Quiroz is the editor of Revista Larva, the leading Colombian comics anthology, which publishes work by artists from throughout South America. Larva has spun off the comics publishing house Editorial Robot, which has published work by artists including Peter Kuper and Powerpaola.
Quiroz also co-organizes the Entreviñetas comics festival which is now in its fifth year and has featured guests including Gabrielle Bell, Ruppert & Mulot, and Anders Nilsen. At SPX, Quiroz will exhibit work from Colombia and will participate in a special panel about Spanish-language comics, including Spanish critic Santiago García, Colombian critic Pablo Guerra, and American publisher Scott Brown.
Quiroz’s visit to SPX is supported by the Ministerio de Cultura of Colombia. Many other international publishers and artists will exhibit at this year’s event, including London-based New Zealander Roger Langridge and Australian cartoonists Frank Candiloro, Matt Emery, Luke Humphris, Matthew Hoddy, Caitlin Major, Nicholas McIvor and Lex Sugden.
How about that line-up?!?


Hey! How about that, we’re in an official announcement! We’re official. Officially official.

    spx:

    SPX TO ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL GUEST LINEUP

    Tomorrow we’ve got a press release going out highlighting the international guests we’re excited to welcome to SPX 2014.

    Some you may recognize immediately, others you may be encountering for the first time but every one of these talented creators is someone you should know!

    Here’s the rundown!

    Simon Hanselmann will arrive from Australia to debut Megahex, his eagerly awaited new collection from Fantagraphics, collecting the darkly comedic and unexpectedly moving comics that have earned him an enormous following online.

    At SPX, Hanselmann will kick off a national book tour with Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle; the trio will participate in a special live edition of the inkstuds radio show at SPX, led by regular Inkstuds host Robin McConnell and special guest co-host Brandon Graham ( royalboiler ).

    Aisha Franz is a German cartoonist whose SPX debut and first book for Drawn & Quarterly ( drawnandquarterly ) is Earthling, which has also been published in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

    Franz lives in Berlin where she is a member of the Treasure Fleet comics collective. In addition to an active illustration career she has contributed comics to Pitchfork Review ( pitchfork , Kus!, Kuti Kuti ( kushkomikss ), and many more publications. Her second graphic novel, Brigitte und der Perlen-hort, has been published in German and French.

    Yvan Alagbé and Dominique Goblet will travel to SPX from France and Belgium, respectively, with a range of work from the avant-garde Brussels-based publishing house Frémok. Alagbé co-founded the influential French publishing house Éditions Amok, which later merged with the Belgian publisher Fréon to form Frémok and continues to champion poetic work at the borderline of comics and fine art.

    Alagbé’s new book École de la Misère, rendered in beautiful ink and wash, further expresses his clear-eyed, penetrating career-long investigation into mysterious desire and explosive cultural conflict.

    Goblet, an early contributor to the Fréon flagship anthology Frigorevue, has produced a challenging and beautiful body of work that productively troubles the distinctions between fiction and autobiography, and between narrative and poetic image-making.

    At SPX she will debut the groundbreaking full-color graphic novel Plus si Entente, a book produced collaboratively with German cartoonist Kai Pfeiffer. Working internationally, the pair swapped pages and responded to ideas, images, compositions and colors proposed by the other to test the possibilities of narrative within the comics form.

    Exhibiting as Frémok, Goblet and Alagbé will also bring with them many works from the publisher’s catalog, including the award-winning collection of Kamagurka and Herr Seele’s Cowboy Henk comic strips (an instant sell-out at MoCCA) and the American debut of Kamagurka and Seele’s brand new Cowboy Henk book, Histoire de la Belgique (pour tous).

    Mana Neyesteni is an Iranian cartoonist and illustrator for economic, intellectual, political, cultural, and professional magazines. He is particularly known for his work for the newspaper Zan and Persian language Radio Zamaneh.

    A 2006 political cartoon by Neyesteni prompted riots among the oppressed Azeri minority in Iran; the paper in which the cartoon appeared was promptly closed and Neyestani was imprisoned. Upon his temporary release three months later he left the country and currently resides in France. He is the recipient of the Cartoonists Rights Network International award for courage in editorial cartooning, 2010.

    His graphic novel An Iranian Metamorphosis was originally published in French, and will debut in an English-language edition from Uncivilized Books at SPX.

    Publisher, editor, critic and event organizer Daniel Jiménez Quiroz is the editor of Revista Larva, the leading Colombian comics anthology, which publishes work by artists from throughout South America. Larva has spun off the comics publishing house Editorial Robot, which has published work by artists including Peter Kuper and Powerpaola.

    Quiroz also co-organizes the Entreviñetas comics festival which is now in its fifth year and has featured guests including Gabrielle Bell, Ruppert & Mulot, and Anders Nilsen. At SPX, Quiroz will exhibit work from Colombia and will participate in a special panel about Spanish-language comics, including Spanish critic Santiago García, Colombian critic Pablo Guerra, and American publisher Scott Brown.

    Quiroz’s visit to SPX is supported by the Ministerio de Cultura of Colombia. Many other international publishers and artists will exhibit at this year’s event, including London-based New Zealander Roger Langridge and Australian cartoonists Frank Candiloro, Matt Emery, Luke Humphris, Matthew Hoddy, Caitlin Major, Nicholas McIvor and Lex Sugden.

    How about that line-up?!?

    Hey! How about that, we’re in an official announcement! We’re official. Officially official.

    — 1 week ago with 38 notes
    #SPX  #Small Press Expo  #2014 

    Pencils to completed page.

    Pencils and inks were done digitally at A4 size. It was also coloured at this size. But then I decided I wanted a US sized comic and changed it up.

    US comic pages are taller and thinner than A4 paper. It was a little bit of a mess around. But I think it worked.

    — 1 week ago with 8 notes
    #AML  #Comic  #Progress 
    AML sneaky peeks! So close to finishing this first issue you guys. So close! At this rate I’ll have the printed first issue ready to debut at SPX.
Can’t wait to share it with everyone!

    AML sneaky peeks! So close to finishing this first issue you guys. So close! At this rate I’ll have the printed first issue ready to debut at SPX.

    Can’t wait to share it with everyone!

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
    #AML  #Comics  #Making Comics  #Mecha  #Street Punk  #Cyber Punk  #Anime  #SPX  #SPX2014 
    My SDCC 2014 Schedule

    Here’s my sched’ for the convention everyone!

    Thursday: Table Q14, Small Press Pavilion (Open to close with intermittent potty breaks).
    Friday: Table Q14, Small Press Pavilion (Open to close with intermittent potty breaks).
    Saturday: Table Q14, Small Press Pavilion (Open to close with intermittent potty breaks).
    Sunday: Table Q14, Small Press Pavilion (Open to close with intermittent potty breaks).

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes
    #SDCC  #SDCC2014  #Schedule  #Space Pyrates 
    Super worried you guys will get lost at SDCC.
spacepyrates:

In case you forgot that we’re gonna be at SDCC this year, here is another map!

    Super worried you guys will get lost at SDCC.

    spacepyrates:

    In case you forgot that we’re gonna be at SDCC this year, here is another map!

    — 1 month ago with 9 notes
    #SDCC  #SDCC2014  #Space Pyrates  #COMICS 
    Hey, what are you doing next week? Come see us at comic con ok.
spacepyrates:

Hey internet! Space Pyrates will be at SDCC this year! If you’re also going to be there why not come by and say hi!? We will have books and drawings and smiles and witty banter for y’all (smiles are free, witty banter $1.00 per minute.)

    Hey, what are you doing next week? Come see us at comic con ok.

    spacepyrates:

    Hey internet! Space Pyrates will be at SDCC this year! If you’re also going to be there why not come by and say hi!? We will have books and drawings and smiles and witty banter for y’all (smiles are free, witty banter $1.00 per minute.)

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes
    #SDCC2014  #San Diego Comic-Con  #Space Pyrates 

    Toying with the colours. Thinking about re-colouring the whole thing. Which I guess is only 12 pages so far.

    Thinking about it.

    Mainly realising I need to work more on my colour theory in general. Blergh.

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes
    #AML  #Colour  #Comics 
    Just some guy riding a space motor bike with ape hanger monkey bars.

    Just some guy riding a space motor bike with ape hanger monkey bars.

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
    #Vroom Vroom  #Space Bike 
    caitlindmajor:

mrbenrosenthal:

A page from See You Now by Matt Hoddy and I, with amazing colours by Caitlyn Major.
Full comic available in Ironstyle 2, available at Oz Comic Con in Adelaide this year.

Some colouring I did for a short comic with Ben Rosenthal and Matt Hoddy.

Here’s something I missed! Noticed it today and realised I’d forgotten to re-post it. Coloured page by Caitlin from the Ashcan story that Ben wrote and I drew. Original was B&W.
Colours just made it seem alive.

    caitlindmajor:

    mrbenrosenthal:

    A page from See You Now by Matt Hoddy and I, with amazing colours by Caitlyn Major.

    Full comic available in Ironstyle 2, available at Oz Comic Con in Adelaide this year.

    Some colouring I did for a short comic with Ben Rosenthal and Matt Hoddy.

    Here’s something I missed! Noticed it today and realised I’d forgotten to re-post it. Coloured page by Caitlin from the Ashcan story that Ben wrote and I drew. Original was B&W.

    Colours just made it seem alive.

    — 1 month ago with 32 notes
    #ASHCAN  #Tardis  #Comics 
    Here’s the one page comic I made for the beer art show & anthology held at Scratch Bar in April/ May of 2014. The original sold, but I think there’s still a few copies of the book at the bar if you’re keen to read the rest.
All of them are pretty amazing!
This was done with pencil/ pens & warm grey Copics on A3 board.

    Here’s the one page comic I made for the beer art show & anthology held at Scratch Bar in April/ May of 2014. The original sold, but I think there’s still a few copies of the book at the bar if you’re keen to read the rest.

    All of them are pretty amazing!

    This was done with pencil/ pens & warm grey Copics on A3 board.

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #Beer  #Comic  #Art Show  #Beer Comic Anthology  #Scratch Bar 

    Couple of designs I did for a new Brisbane local brewery launching this weekend. Here’s the FB event page if you want to attend. It’s free. I encourage you to attend.

    I’ve tried these two beers and they are pretty amazing you guys.

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes
    #Beer  #Croft Brewing  #Saison  #Pale Ale  #Illustration 
    So Caitlin’s been watching an awful amount of Sailor Moon lately. Especially on her laptop just before bed. This was meant to be a warm up pic before I began inking today. But I spent a bit more time on it that I should have. Anyyyyyways, back to making comics.

    So Caitlin’s been watching an awful amount of Sailor Moon lately. Especially on her laptop just before bed. This was meant to be a warm up pic before I began inking today. But I spent a bit more time on it that I should have. Anyyyyyways, back to making comics.

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    #Sailor Moon  #Anime  #Lineart 

    Yeah, we still be alive! And we still be making things!

    spacepyrates:

    I know it seems like we have disappeared lately, but let me assure you the Space Pyrates still exist! The main reason you haven’t heard from us lately is because we have moved to Toronto!

    We attended TCAF, which was fabulous and we got to see a lot of friends and meet new people, and we are planning more conventions in North America this year too! 

    Even though we have moved our entire lives literally across the world, we are still working on stuff! It’s amazing I know. We will endeavor to keep you informed of all the things we are making as they come to fruition. 

    God Speed!

    — 2 months ago with 33 notes
    #Life  #Moving Overseas  #TCAF  #Conventions