Welcome to my comic book creation page. I will explain different aspects of comic book production like: page sizes, letters, colors, design and scanning. I may even touch upon marketing and other aspects of comic creation.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Jason May New York Convention Commercial

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006


It's official. Jason May's sketchbook is at the printers now. If everything goes well they will be available at the NYC Comic-con at the SUMM Publications booth. He is also hoping to have new robot figurines to sell. If you puchase a robot figure you'll recieve the sketchbook free with it. The sketchbook has a spot in the inside cover for the artist to sketch out a unique con-sketch for his fans. If you don't want a robot figure, you can purchase the sketchbook separatley.

We will offer a small image or preview as soon as the book is off the press. When the robot figures are complete, we'll also offer a preview.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


We'll be at the Digital Webbing booth at the San Diego Comic Con next week. Come check us out.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Here they are. "Read Graphic Novels". They are drying now and I have a ton more to make. Hope everyone stops by the booth and picks on up. These are all done in my basement and I hope people will appreciate that. I think they will. As you can see, making shirts on your own can be done a pretty good cost. I picked up my shirts through a company called Gilden. They make really sweet shirts and they deliver really fast!

Sunday, May 07, 2006


If you are artsy and handy like I am, you may want to consider creating some shirts for your comic. I didn't cost too much to make a screen myself. You can even go out to a screen printer and ask them to make a screen for you. I just created two shirts myself and I have another screen on the way. I created the two shirts in this image by cutting stencils out of a product called sta-sharp and adhering those to pre-exisiting screens. I have a third screen coming that I had made for me, because the line work would have been a pain to cut out by hand. In any event, you'll be able to do small runs or large runs. If you small runs work out, then just bring you screen to your local screen printer and say, "hey man, it'd be faster and more cost effective to have you bang out 300 shirts of my design."

Sunday, April 09, 2006


The Brothers May will be attending The Comic Show today in Nahua NH. Stop by the table and pick up and advanced copy of Catching Lucifer's Lunch and get a custom robot sketch from Jason May, who will also have original art for sale.

For more information regarding the show, please visit: www.thecomicshow.com or www.summ.net

Monday, April 03, 2006


On March 29th I received an email letting me know my proofs were on their way! Yeah! I received those proofs today on April 4th. I think I'm going to check if I can get those sent priorty next time. The post office wasn't to quick with those. Could have been their size. One book is good to go and I have to fix a couple of problems on the second book.

Monday, March 20, 2006

:: ComiXpress Experience: Part III ::

As I anticipated, I received an email verifying the arrival of my files to ComiXpress in NJ. I should be receiving an invoice by Monday the 27th and a proof will be sent out upon payment. Currently I'm slated to receive books by April 28th. Remember, the initial order was placed on March 13th via webpage and the files were received on March 18th (Saturday). If I had it to do over again, I'd send out the files prior to placing the order on the site. I think. Not sure if it would have made a difference. In any event, I'll post as many do's an don'ts for comixpress as I can. Obviously they have plenty of info in their FAQ sections.

:: ComiXpress Experience: Part II ::

I sent my package containing the files of two standard comics last Wednesday. When I went to the post office, I made sure I got a confirmation/tracking # which costs a little extra cash. If I had to do over, I would have sent it "priority" to get there a day sooner. My package was received on Saturday morning around 7:30AM. I haven't heard anything from ComiXpress yet.

Remember, this is my first time using ComiXpress. I don't know what to expect, but so far things are doing well. I hope to hear from them today. I do know that they were swamped last year and had to reconfigure. I'd love to try testing out all of the "print-on'demand" comic companies, but I hear ComiXpress is awesome and I just don't have that $$$ or the content to warrent trying them all out. I use Quebecor for my larger prints that go through Diamond. Like Catctching Lucifer's Lunch.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

:: ComiXpress, On Demand Comic Printing ::

We'll be trying out ComiXpress.com for our latest print runs. We need to belt out a few hundred Ill Conceived (3rd printing with a new cover by Me) and a SUMM Media Guide to pass around at San Diego.

I sent out my CD with the files today and will keep you all posted on my first contacts and such so you can see how fast the process is. I would imagine the first time will be relatively slow since I have no idea what they prefer as file types etc...

They have a whole section on setting up PDFs on Mac. I usually use Mac, but recently have created the majority of my work on my PC seeing as it is much newer and faster. Both books were layed out in InDesign which is also an acceptable format according to their FAQ and file prep info.

I should hear back from them tomorrow or Friday when I will give them the payment to start. I'm not sure how long a proof will take. Keep in mind, I live in RI which isn't too far from NJ where they are located.