January 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
So I only took 9 YEARS, but I have caved-in and joined Twitter. Follow me at @lewismanalo.
(Is “at @” redundant?)
December 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
My novella Iris is available FREE through Amazon Kindle, now through Monday, December 8th!
After a difficult ballet performance, Iris sees that her career as a dancer is over. Her roommate won’t believe it, her boyfriend doesn’t understand ballet, and the other man in her life may be the worst thing to ever happen to her. Unable to see a future without dance, Iris makes every mistake and bad choice that she can.
From behind-the-scenes at a world-class ballet company (performing The Nutcracker) to behind the bar at a music venue in Lower Manhattan, Iris is a haunting and heartbreaking novella, now available exclusively as an ebook!
And did I mention that it’s FREE? Please share with your friends!
November 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
A couple years ago I shot a short test fight when I was developing a ninja zombies movie. The main thing I learned from that test was that knowing how to act for the camera was eons more important than knowing how to fight.
I re-cut the scene a few days ago for fun, tightening up the rhythm and adding a beat. I probably won’t go back to this project just yet, but I’m still learning from the attempt. Enjoy!
November 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
October 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
Artist, writer, veteran, musician, martial-artist, Larry Hama is best known as the writer behind the G.I. Joe comics. If you consider the influence of that single property, Larry Hama’s work has impacted and inspired an entire generation of Americans.
Don’t believe me? Do you like ninjas?
How about, uh, America?
That’s what I thought.
Watch this short doc, available on The Splitting Image website, and learn a bit about the man who made you love ninjas and America.
October 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
Because sometimes you need to remember what time it is:
From Cuban Fury.
October 10, 2014 § Leave a comment
Marvel took to Times Square to announce their new year-long “event,” a rehashing, I mean, relaunching of Secret Wars, by Hickman and Ribic. Just a couple months after Mark Waid makes fun of DC’s Future’s End for copying Days of Future Past, Marvel seems to be making their own version of Crisis on Infinite Earths. How many Thors and Captain Americas are in the above illustration? I see the Daredevil from Gaiman’s Marvel 1602. Who else do you see?
Not only is this hero vs. hero crap the reason why I can’t read X-Men anymore, but I think the multiverse is getting to be as tired and overused in comics as time travel. In comics, time travel and multiverse hopping actually happens more than those well-worn “gimmicks” of characters having a baby or getting married.
Let’s take a moment to be nostalgic about the days gone by of multiverse sci-fi:
October 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
As happens with so many project goals, Life has other plans.
I started this 40 Day Graphic Novel because a few film projects got stalled, and I wanted to make good use of the time. But when some unscheduled writing assignments came up, well, my solo project didn’t really take precedence.
Final score: on Day 41 I have 45 pages of line art, not a bad start to a 90-page work. If my schedule goes as expected (which, again, they never do) I ought to have a complete work in Spring of next year.
Thanks for checking out my mini comic marathon. Sorry I didn’t update more, but that other work was taking up the time.
Please check out my first graphic novel MetaMorphosis, now in a tangle print format!
September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment
The going’s been rough with the graphic novel, but I’m close to being on schedule. 20 days in and I’m 42 pages into the projected 90 pages.
With me getting sick and then the babysitter getting sick, life keeps getting in the way of work. Then there’s pre-production on next month’s shoot, so all-in-all, I can’t complain about my progress.