Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY #2 SPOTLIGHT: STEPHANE DE CANEVA

Stephane De Caneva is the artist on Gospel’s story in the second SENTINELS Anthology. Born in Marseille, France, Stephane started his career as a computer engineer before working as a freelance illustrator and comic-book artist. 
I first saw Stephane’s work when he entered the 2nd Drumfish Productions Art Contest on deviantArt. All of the judges were blown away by Stephane’s entries (yes, he did more than one!) and he won first place for his rendition of Samanya from NEVERMINDS
I’m really a big fan of deviantArt and I’ve been fortunate to work with so many amazing artists that I’ve met on there and many of them are artists who entered our contests. As soon as I saw Stephane first entry, I knew I wanted him to work with Drumfish Productions one day.
Stephane’s art is unlike any I’ve seen before! I know I’ve said that before about artists (and I’ll say it again, because I’m drawn to new and exciting styles) but all you have to do is look at Stephane’s work and see that it’s one of a kind! What I love most about Stephane’s work is his line work. It’s so fluid and detailed! I have no idea how he does it, but he even makes still objects look like they are alive. He creates the settings and surrounding areas in his stories as if they are characters too and it creates unique and exciting environment. His world is very imaginary and I couldn’t think of any other character I wanted him to draw more than Gospel. 
Stephane teamed-up with the NEVERMINDS art team of Jamie Fay and Danielle Alexis St. Pierre to tell Gospel’s story. Together, they created a beautiful and touching story that captures Gospel’s character perfectly! Jamie and Danielle will get their own spotlight, but it was exciting to see them work in a different way together. And Stephane’s art went from soft and serene with his depiction of Gospel on Earth to moody and electric when she was the ruler of Hell. 
Stephane has had many published works in France include L’AFFAIRE DE L’AUBERGE ROUGE and 7 CLONES. And currently, Stephane is working on the graphic novel METROPOLIS, published by Delcourt. Please check out more of Stephane’s work at http://abc142.free.fr and www.abc142.deviantart.com 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MINI-REVIEW OF NEVERMINDS #4 ON IGN

NEVERMINDS #4 got a positive review (B+) from IGN! I think that's four out of four for NEVERMINDS by them now. We're very happy they continue to pick us to spotlight in their indie recap of Comixology Indie Submit titles. NEVERMINDS #4 is written by me (Rich Bernatovech), art by Jamie Fay, Colors by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre and layouts for some pages by SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NEVERMINDS #4 AVAILABLE ON COMIXOLOGY FOR .99

We're very proud to announce that the fourth issue of NEVERMINDS is now available for download on Comixology for only .99! This issue is filled with revelations! The entire status quo of the series changes and if you thought last issue's final page was a shocker, wait until you see this issues' ending! 
Written by me (Rich Bernatovech), art by the amazing, Jamie Fay and colored by the talented, Danielle Alexis St. Pierre, we hope you will check out the issue on Comixology here
We will also have printed copies in our hands by the end of the week and available via our Drumfish Productions store. 
Big thanks to the incredible, Luciano Vecchio, who provided layouts for some of the pages in the issue. Thanks, Luc!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY #2 SPOTLIGHT: JEFFREY S. STREETER

I first met Jeffrey S. Streeter at a comic convention and was immediately impressed by his preparation for getting sketches. I’d never seen someone so organized about getting commissions before. Jeff even has a reference book for artists to use that is complete with multiple alphabetized variant costumes of each character. As probably the biggest Titans fan I’ve ever met, Jeff’s collection of original art is beyond compare. Seriously, I don’t know how he does it, but he gets the most amazing sketches from artists and he gets them with ease. Maybe it’s because Jeff is such a naturally likable guy that even someone like me can’t help but become friends with him.  In fact, when I first met Jeff, I walked away thinking I’ve known him for years.
I quickly realized that’s all part of Jeff’s evil plan. How else can you believe that the die-hard Titans fan is also a prominent forensic investigator? Or that he and his partner have their own company focused on developing creator-owned content for print, stage and screen? And that the company is (not surprisingly) called Evil Mastermind, LLC! It all makes sense.
It also made me believe that Jeff is a creative guy and with his background and credentials, he’d be the perfect mastermind to write the Agent Huggins story in the second SENTINELS Anthology. As I mentioned before, Agent Huggins is an important character to me for personal reasons and I wanted to make sure she was handled by creators who would get her right. I was very happy when Jeff agreed to write the story and even happier once I read the script he turned in! In just 10 pages, Jeff was able not only captured Agent Huggins’ character, but he was able to recapped her entire history, give her depth by revealing her relationship with other characters (good and bad) and tell an exciting and interesting story that moves the character forward. Seriously, I couldn’t ask for a better story for Agent Huggins!
I’m extremely proud of the story Jeff and Sasha have created for such an important character in the SENTINELS universe! And I can’t thank them enough for being involved in the book.
Please follow Jeff on twitter at https://twitter.com/EMLLC00

And check out some of the amazing sketches Jeff has gotten in his collection over the years at http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetail.asp?gcat=40361

Thursday, August 7, 2014

SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY #2 SPOTLIGHT: SASHA GLADYSH

As we prepare to finish the second SENTINELS Anthology, I wanted to start sharing some of the amazing work that all of the creators have done for the book!
We have over thirty talented writers and artists from all over the world involved in this and we’re honored to be working with them. I plan to spotlight and talk about each of them and their contribution to the second SENTINELS Anthology over the course of the next months.
First up is SASHA GLADYSH!
Sasha Gladysh is from Izhevsk, Udmurtia (Russian Federation) where she used to be a designer and newspaper illustrator. Over the last few years though, Sasha has been doing mostly freelance work on independent comics and webcomics, doing illustrations for books and video games and also working in animation. Obviously, I’ve been a fan of her work on deviantArt for a long time now. What first caught my eye about Sasha’s work was the way she draws faces. They’re very expressive and emotional. She has the ability to capture a mood perfectly with her clean and precise lines. Add to that the way Sasha colors and I believe it’s a very powerful combo!
Teaming up the right artist with the right story is often difficult. But it’s also something I put a lot of thought into. So, when I received Jeff Streeter’s story for Agent Huggins, I knew Sasha was the perfect artist to bring his words to life. Agent Huggins is an important character to me (she was based on a real person who had passed) and Sasha did not disappoint in her strong, determined and vulnerable rendition of the character.
As one half of the first creative team to complete their story, Sasha and I hadn’t spoken for a while since her work was long done. But with the book almost complete, we’ve been in communication again and I excited to have been shown what Sasha is working on now! She told me I could share this, so I hope people will check it out, but Sasha is working on her own animated film! Seriously, she’s drawing a movie!! I wish I had that kind of dedication and ambition. It blows me away to think of all the work she is doing for it and it looks amazing! But please don’t take my word for it, check out her blog ( http://autumn-sacura.tumblr.com/tagged/nylash-no-vumurt ) to see character designs (which are so detailed and unique!) and short animated clips. I can’t wait to see the film complete!

Please check out more of Sasha’s work on her deviantArt page at http://autumn-sacura.deviantart.com/

SENTINELS RE-VISIONED #4 PREVIEW!

Since the fourth issue of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS just became available on Comixology at http://cmxl.gy/1osxpjy, we thought we should show some of new work in the book. In addition to being able to see the first three pages on Comixology, here are a few panels of a new page for this issue which spotlights Phazer! We hope fans of Phazer will like the new page for him as it gives him a bit of missing background that we had wanted for him. And since his figurine just came out (see info here at our store), it seems like good timing. 
Artwork by Luciano Vecchio!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SENTINELS #4 AVAILABLE ON COMIXOLOGY FOR .99

The fourth issue of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS is now available for download on Comixology for only .99! Fill with new art and text, we continue the colorization of the first SENTINELS trade. As the SENTINELS regroup from the events of the confrontation with Damien, the government organization known as the Order prepares to make their move! Written by me (Rich Bernatovech) and art by the ever talented, Luciano Vecchio, we hope you check it out! And if you enjoy the issue, rate us on Comixology's page! Thanks! Check out the issue here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SENTINELS PHAZER FIGURINE HAS ARRIVED!

It looks like today is a very productive day for Drumfish Productions! Our newest figurine of Phazer, from our SENTINELS series, just arrived! Check him out with the other SENTINELS figurines shown in this picture. He fits right in! Designed by SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio, and manufactued by Gensen Figure, Phazer comes with a base and box and is limited edition. And just like each of the other Drumfish Productions figurines, Phazer is $40 (plus shipping unless you buy him from us at a convention!). I'll be contacting all of you who inquired about Phazer in the next day or two. Thank you all for being patient on the delay on Phazer. I think you can agree that quality was worth the wait! Check out our store for more ordering info!

SENTINELS #3 AVAILABLE ON COMIXOLOGY FOR .99

The third issue of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS is now available for download on Comixology for only .99! Fill with new art and text, we continue the colorization of the first SENTINELS trade. This is the conclusion to the first arc feature the SENTINELS against Damien! Written by me (Rich Bernatovech) and art by the ever talented, Luciano Vecchio, we hope you check it out! And if you enjoy the issue, rate us on Comixology's page! Thanks! Check out the issue here!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY #2 ANNOUNCEMENT!

I’d like to officially announce that Drumfish Productions will be releasing a second SENTINELS Anthology this fall!
This is a project we’ve been working on in various stages for a few years now, but we didn’t want to publicize it too much until we were almost complete. I’m happy to say that we’re almost done now and will be sending the book to the printers soon!

Similar to the first Anthology that we did, this second SENTINELS Anthology will have feature many talented contributors. We have over 30 creators involved and each will be spotlighted in the coming weeks! The stories will focus on various members of the SENTINELS team in solo adventures, just as they did in the first Anthology. This time however, there will be one BIG story centering on all the different generations of the SENTINELS teams (first, second and third gen! ) with the 3rd generation taking center stage! We’ll be revealing more about the book, spotlighting different creators and showing some amazing art very soon! But for now, here is a little teaser image by SENTINELS co-creator, Luciano Vecchio (layouts), NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay (pencil and inks) and new collaborator Ihor Loboda (colorist).  We’ll let you guess who these characters really are.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

NEVERMINDS #4 PREVIEW!

Since NEVERMINDS #4 is at the printers and will soon be available for digital download on Comixology, we thought it was time to show some previews pages!
Here are pages 1 and 2, written by me (Rich B.), artwork by Jamie Fay, colors by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre and layouts for these two pages by SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio!
What an amazing team I get to work with! I'm so proud of the them all and the results they created. And just wait until you see the rest of the issue!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEVERMINDS #4 AT THE PRINTERS AND WEBSITE UPDATE!

We're proud to announce that NEVERMINDS #4 is now at the printers and will be ready for ordering soon! In addition to that, we just received word that the issue was accepted by Comixology and will be available for digital download on their site shortly. 
We've been working hard on a lot of great things that we'll be able to share within the next few weeks, including the second SENTINELS Anthology. Look for previews here or on our Facebook page.
The Drumfish Productions website continues to be a work in progress. Last month, we updated it with our "links" and "about" page, and now, we finally have our "press" page live! Please check out all the interviews, stories and great reviews we've received over the years for all of our titles. We truly appreciate everyone's support and interest! Thank you!

MINI-REVIEW OF SENTINELS #2 BY IGN

IGN gave SENTINELS #2 another great score and loved Luciano Vecchio's artwork! Check out their mini-review and our B+ score.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SENTINELS #2 AVAILABLE ON COMIXOLOGY FOR .99

WooHoo! The second issue of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS is now available for download on Comixology for only .99! Fill with new art and text, we continue the colorization of the first SENTINELS trade. Written by me (Rich Bernatovech) and art by the ever talented, Luciano Vecchio, we hope you check it out! And if you enjoy the issue, rate us on Comixology's page! Thanks! http://cmxl.gy/1mDPwT7

NINA COSTUME BY MEREDITH GRACE


Here is a picture of the first ever NEVERMINDS cosplay! The super amazing and beautiful, Meredith Grace, honored us by sharing this preview picture of her costume of Nina from NEVERMINDS. We LOVE it and were totally shocked to see it. Meredith is a model and cosplayer and we can't wait to see her live in person dressed as Nina! Loook at all the detail that went into this costume! WOW! Meredith also has an official shoot in the works. We'll keep you updated!!! You look great Meredith!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

SENTINELS #2 RE-VISIONED AND COLORED ON COMIXOLOGY THIS WEEK!

I'm really happy to announce that issue #2 of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS will be available for download on the Comixology website this Wednesday! The issue is a remastered with new art and text throughout and fully colored by Luciano Vecchio! I'll be posting a direct link to the issue on Wednesday, but here is a link to the Drumfish page on Comixology! Enjoy and share!  

Friday, June 27, 2014

JAMIE FAY, DANIELLE ALEXIS ST. PIERRE AND LUCIANO VECCHIO ARTWORK ON DISPLAY AT NY TIMES

I've very proud of the creators I have the luck to work with and here is another reason to be proud of them. Jamie Fay, Danielle Alexis St. Pierre and Luciano Vecchio all had their artwork displayed at the NY Times on the LGBT Comic Characters board. Green Lantern Alan Scott drawn by Luciano, Miss America drawn by Jamie and Witchblade drawn by Danielle. Also featured is Mara drawn by Ross Campbell and Kevin Keller drawn by Dan Parent! Great work by a talented group promoting equality and awareness!

Friday, June 13, 2014

NYCC SPECIAL EDITION JUNE 14 & 15

One last reminder that I'll be at NYCC Special Edition this weekend along with NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay! We'll have copies of NEVERMINDS, SENTINELS and BUGGED along with all of the Drumfish figurines (except Phazer who arrives the end of this month!) and tons of prints by us both! Jamie will also be doing commissions the entire weekend. So, stop by early to get on his list. We'll in Artist Alley at table Q3 and Q4. Please stop by and say hello!

RED HOOD PANEL ART PRINT

I was able to get one more new print done for NYCC Special Edition this weekend. Here is Red Hood colored by Mr. Danny Morales!

SENTINELS #1 REVIEW BY WHAT'CHA READING

Though I'm not familiar with the site, What'cha Reading? reviewed the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS #1 that's available on Comixology. They weren't wild about it because they thought there were too many characters. Hopefully, after the next few issues they will be able to follow a bit better. Check out the review here.