My First Minicomics!

April 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, May 2nd, I’ll be at bookbook in NYC signing copies of my graphic novel MetaMorphosisThe event, shared with fellow bookbook alumni, begins at 3pm.

Not only will I be selling MetaMorphosis at 50% off, but since May 2nd is also Free Comic Book Day, I’m giving away copies of my first two minicomics for free!

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I’ve always liked this fun, little format, but I never had the inclination to make any until now. And space is, like, totally hot right now, so both stories are set there.

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I hope to see you at bookbook on May 2nd!

Preview of THE MEMORY ENGINE!

April 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

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For thirty years, the World’s Greatest Detective, William Dante, has been in a sanatorium suffering from amnesia. But now his memory is coming back, and he’s facing his greatest mystery: his past.

Check out the five-page preview of THE MEMORY ENGINE I’ve posted in the “sample pages” section of the website!  A 90-page black and white graphic novel, THE MEMORY ENGINE is a surreal mystery about a pair of globe-trotting celebrity detectives and the dark secrets they share.

I’m still inking, adding screens, and lettering, but I’m aiming to complete the book by July.

New Novella Free on Kindle!

February 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

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For two days only my novella The Serious Man is free on Amazon Kindle!

A lonely advocate for Holocaust survivors; an educated, high-class escort who’s found a new purpose: when she tells him she’s leaving the trade, he’ll realize the only real relationship he has is one he’s been paying for.

The offer goes through Thursday, February 12th, so get the book now!

Under Belly to Release My New Graphic Novel!

February 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Under Belly Comics, a new Canadian publisher, is set to publish my graphic novel Jesus Must Die!

When an alien spaceship crashed in the Amazon jungle, local politics became world affairs, and small town crime got a shot at big business. Now, a dangerous alien technology has been stolen, and a poor, young street fighter must choose between the menacing crime boss who hired him and Jesus Mendoza, the neighborhood hero he’s been hired to kill.

No release date yet, but stay tuned for more details.  In the meantime, you can preview the first eight pages here!

Be sure to check out Under Belly Comics and their other releases!

The Serious Man

February 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

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A lonely advocate for Holocaust survivors; an educated, high-class escort who’s found a new purpose: when she tells him she’s leaving the trade, he’ll realize the only real relationship he has is one he’s been paying for.

In THE SERIOUS MAN, losing a person he shouldn’t care for causes an isolated New Yorker to question the significance of his work and his life.

Though they can be read independently, THE SERIOUS MAN is a companion piece to my novella IRIS.  Similar in style and theme, the two stories take place in New York City during a harsh winter, and the protagonists make “walk-on” appearances in each other’s stories.  I think of these links as a way to expand the world of each story without changing the scope of each emotional story.

THE SERIOUS MAN is now available exclusively for Kindle.

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:

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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?

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How about, uh, America?

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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.

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