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.