Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July recap... updates

Well, July is gone and we're heading full bore into August.

We had hoped to have a few more updates, but it's taking a little longer than expected (Ah!  The wait!  The wait is killing me! -- Josh H.)  Needless to say, August is shaping up to be a busy month for us.

bigfoot sword earthman comic book graphic novel barbarian tale
You know, we've been going this way for awhile... when's something going to happen?  

Update #1... Just passed the script for Issue #3 off to Andy.

Stay tuned... There's plenty more to come!

Josh "Mr. Impatient" Henaman

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hmmm... curious? Or just a play on words?

What's up, Bigfoot crew?  Bigfootians?  Sasquacha... ah, forget it.

For those in the know (or for those who have been around since we launched this little production blog back in January,) the genesis of our little comic book, Bigfoot - Sword of the Earthman, had it's beginnings when I stumbled upon a photo of a tiny Bigfoot sitting on a rock.  The location?  Mars.

bigfoot sword earthman comic book barbarian graphic novel
Enough dilly-dallying!  Give me some updates!

The reason I'm blogging about this (again) is to remind everyone that this image was an actual NASA photograph taken by the Spirit rover.  Now, it's up for debate on whether or not it really is a tiny Bigfoot captured on film (come on, it's REAL... isn't it?) but you have to give credit where credit is due.  Thanks to the entire ground crew, engineers, smarty pants people who put it all together, our little book wouldn't be happening if they hadn't gotten there first.  

And now they're doing it again!

Bigfoot Sword Earthman comic book barbarian graphic novel NASA curiosity rover
Say hello... to Curiosity

Needless to say, we're a little stoked.

They're expecting touchdown on August 4th or 5th, so stay tuned!  If you're in the Pasadena, CA area you can even attend "Planetfest - 2012!"

As large as a car!  Or an old 18th century buggy.
So why exactly am I excited about this?  Because three years ago I had an idea for a comic book.  That comic was inspired by an image captured by a robotic rover over 54 million kilometers away.  The rover, dubbed Spirit Mer-A (Mars Exploration Rover - A,) was designed by a group of men and women with varying backgrounds, yet all with the sole desire to reach beyond what anyone thought was possible.      

Whatever your dream is... dream big.  

We're almost there.  

Josh S. Henaman

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Anatomy... of a Bagworm

It's that time again, everybody!  Comicon is over and hopefully everyone is safely coming down off the high that is all things geek and pop culture related.

As we're waiting for some updates on our little Bigfoot comic book, I thought it would be fun to post a quick evolution on our favorite storyteller... Well, actually, our only storyteller.  Castor Bagworm.

When I first approached Andy about the character of Bagworm, I had a hard time describing what the alien life would look like.  The only thing I could think to say was, "He should look like John Cazale."

Wait, the guy from the Godfather?  And Dog Day Afternoon?

John Cazale Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman inspiration comic book barbarian graphic novel
Who is this... Bagworm?
Yep.  There was something about the slick, conman way that Cazale held himself that seemed perfect for Bagworm.  Someone who exuded a kind of misplaced confidence that could only get him into trouble.

John Cazale Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman inspiration comic book barbarian graphic novel

Now that we had our "body template," Andy set about giving us the face.

Working in reverse, you'll see the influence of Cazale in the initial designs.  Ultimately, we went with the first image, but it's weird to think that Bagworm at one point might have looked like some kind of surly pirate.  

Castor Bagworm heads Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman inspiration comic book barbarian graphic novel

In this batch, we run the gamut from lizard-like to an almost cat-like mouse creature.  While we ultimately went with the design up top, we may revisit a few of these guys in the future (every planet needs a race of cat-like mousemen!) 

We had our Bagworm.

Our poet-weasel.  

And we owe it to John Cazale.

Bigfoot sword of the earthman bagworm comic book inspiration graphic novel
Hmmm... Poet-weasel, eh? 

Until next time!

Josh S. Henaman 

Monday, July 9, 2012

An "Enormous" Comicon!

Hey everybody!  It's Comicon time again and while Bigfoot won't have a presence there (cross your fingers for next year!) there will be another "sighting" to keep an eye out for...

bigfoot sword of the earthman logo designer tim daniel enormous comic san diego comicon

Tim Daniel will be on hand for the release of his and Mehdi Cheggour's "Enormous!"

As you know, Tim is responsible for the logo design of Bigfoot and has also worked with Brian Michael Bendis, Robert Kirkman and it seems like almost everyone under the Image banner.

Here are the details of his SDCC appearance:

"San Diego Comic Con is going to be Enormous! Visit Thurs-Sun at #2729 and get a copy of the book, t-shirts, bookmarks, prints before they are all gone!"

Also, be sure to check out the Image panel on Thursday for more Enormous shenanigans.  Tim will be on hand with a slew of additional creators to talk about their various Image releases.

If you're attending Comicon, swing by and support Tim & crew!  He's been a big part of the Bigfoot family for sometime now and we couldn't be more excited to see the debut of his book.  All that aside, Enormous looks pretty kickass, as well!

And down the road... we've got another announcement involving Mr. Daniel.

Have a good one!

Enormous is available this week!

Josh "Has a copy of Enormous waiting at his LCBS" Henaman