Under Belly to Release My New Graphic Novel!

February 10, 2015 § Leave a comment


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!


Matt Kindt Signs a Copy of Mind MGMT

July 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

This makes me really wish I’d pre-ordered my copy of Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT Vol 3.

Talk about fan appreciation.

This video is a couple months old, but far too few people have viewed it.


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From the Sketchpad: Captain America

January 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

More experiments in ink-wash, this time with Captain America.  I wanted to see how the technique might look with a comic book-style pinup, but I also wanted to try some sumi-e on an urban setting.

Captain America

Though I want to create a ink-wash comic style looser than Ditko’s and Thomas Yeates’, this is a bit muddy for my taste.  I didn’t really plan out the background as well as I should have, and the sky also looks like shit.  I should’ve just keep the natural elements with the sumi-e style brushwork, and using the crow quill more in the foreground.

(That fist also reminds me a lot of Sam Kieth.  I’ll probably try to go more cartoon-like in my character design.)

From the Sketchpad: Amazonia Ink Wash

December 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Just an ink wash doodle I turned into a one-sheet for Amazonia, a documentary I’m producing alongside director Juan Vallejo.

© Lewis Manalo 2013

© Lewis Manalo 2013

If you haven’t seen my other posts, I’m working at learning to ink for my comics.  For masterful ink wash in comics, you need look no further than Steve Ditko.

From the Sketchpad: Nimona and Ballister Cruisin’

October 21, 2013 § 1 Comment

I guess Noelle Steveson’s Midas Touch cover got Nimona on my mind, so, still playing with my crow quill and Chinese brush, I threw together this picture of Ballister and Nimona in a convertible.


Ballister and Nimona, biz-nitches.

I’m trying to loosen up my pen and brush, and though this illustration’s a little wonky in spots, I’m happy with the overall effect.

From the Sketchpad: Fat Batman

October 15, 2013 § 1 Comment

Not exactly fat, but he should probably try to stick to a low-carb diet.

FatBatman003I know his cowl doesn’t look right.  I was going for the his-face-in-shadow thing.  I’ve been reading a lot of Batman: Black and White.

The consensus on the art in MetaMorphosis is that it could be better, so, with the aim of improving my craft, I’m trying out a crow quill in combination with a (cheap) Chinese brush.  It ain’t Takehiko Inoue, but I’m working on it.  The idea was to try to find a style in the medium by drawing/painting my personal take on a well-established character.  It was a fun exercise.

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