New Twitter Handle

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?)

Ballet, Sex, and Rock and Roll

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!

Slice Girls Re-Edit

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!

Free Shipping at Society6!

November 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

I set up a new Society6 storefront where you can find art prints and some other merchandise for some of my work.  There’s some fun stuff there, and shipping is free through November 9th.  Check it out!

Alien Trouble:

Big, Shy Monster:

 

See more and show some support at Society6!  Thanks!

What I’m Watching: Making It Up As I Go Along

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?

ninjas

How about, uh, America?

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.

It’s Goonie Time!

October 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Because sometimes you need to remember what time it is:

From Cuban Fury.

Marvel Secret Crisis, er, Wars

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:

40 Day Graphic Novel: Day 41

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!

AVAILABLE NOW! MetaMorphosis!

September 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

The graphic novel version of MetaMorphosis is now available in print and ebook!

When a young war veteran who wakes up one morning transformed into a zombie, his mousy teenage sister discovers a very appealing way of keeping him fed.

With deadpan humor and an expressive, minimalist style, MetaMorphosis is a horror adaptation of Kafka’s story of the same name, updating the classic tale for savvy, contemporary audiences.

Buy the book from these online sellers!

Amazon.com

Kindle

comiXology.com

Powells.com

Indiebound.org

 

A BIG THANKS to everyone who’s been supporting the book since it first started as a webcomic and then later on comiXology!

40 Day Graphic Novel: Day 20

September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

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HALFWAY! WOO-HOO.

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.

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