Friday, January 27, 2006

The secret is out...

For awhile now I've been purposely vague about a freelance job I've been working on, but out of the blue I received an e-mail from Rob Allstetter who runs the Comics Continuum web-site.. He was asking specific questions concerning this freelance project and I suddenly had to review all my past posts, etc to see if I had mentioned the specifics without realizing it. As it turns out I hadn't. I had kept my mouth shut (an unusual feat if you ask anyone who knows me). Apparently he had done some sleuthing on his own and discovered the childrens books I had been working on listed on Amazon. This shocked me as I hadn't even thought about them being listed - especially since they hadn't been completed at that point.
Well now that the cat is out of the bag I might as well admit it - since I can't be the first to announce it. I designed and did the art for three X-Men 3 children's books for HarperCollins (two full color storybooks and one coloring book)and my friend Boyd Kirkland worked on two others. Here is Robb's article about it on his Comics Continuum web-site.

If you're interested in buying them you can go to Amazon.
Beast Chooses SidesMeet the X-MenColoring and Activity Book
I had a friend Topper Helmers do the Background designs for me and my son Eric did all the color. I saw the books in PDF format and they definitely turned out pretty damn nice. And it was a lot of fun - not something I can say about every freelance job I work on.



These are the two covers I designed. One was for one of my books and the other was for one of Boyd's books. There are two different types of books (besides the color and activity book) and they wanted the covers to the similiar formats to be the same.


Robb's pretty good, but the one thing he doesn't know is what the new freelance job I'm working on is. That one shouldn't be listed on Amazon for a little while longer.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD!!!! AN AWSOME JOB!!

PLEASE MAKE ONE FOR X-MEN:EVOLUTION CAUSE THIS WAS THE SHOW U REALLY APPRECIATED, U HAVE SO MUCH REGARD FOR THIS SHOW, U CONSIDERED IT TO BE YOUR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHEMENT!!! PLEASE STEVEEEEEEEE!!!! PLEASEEEEE! Dont make it the end for evo in other appearences, dont u want to give fans what they want cuz some of them may die if no news about evo is announced soon, pleassseee we beg u, u have done such AN XCELLENT JOB!!! PLEASE MAKE AN X-MEN:EVOLUTION BOOK LIKE THIS!! WE LOVE U!!!

Jackie said...

Ya , Good Job Steve! You should do one same like for X-Men:Evolution, I'm sure it's gonna be an even bigger hit.

X2B said...

Cooool! I'm so gonna buy these! But it would be even great if I get to catch X-Men:Evolution books like these, infact I wanted to ask, will these books contain any EVO info?

K!!Gint Tina* said...

I agree with X2B, Steve u rock, v love u, u're awesome, may u live long and do more for X-Men or in particular X-M:E

Anonymous said...

Go Steve, u rule, u're the man, We would even more appreciate your work if more X-M:E is on! This show rocks because of u!

Bluexb said...

Well I dont really mind about the evo thing cause atleast we did got something of X-Men by Steve! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I really like your job Steve in XME and in the Ultimate Avengers movie so it's good to see some X-men images by your hand...even if they are not ya know Evo X-men.