Sunday, June 19, 2005

Colossus is here

Welcome to my first Blog. That's right I am totally new to this. Anyway enough of the editorial, this blog is to commemorate the publishing of my graphic novel COLOSSUS. There may be fans out there who already have the book first published way back in 2000. But this is a new and improved COLOSSUS, filled with 100 more pages of story and a whole new gallery section by some of the best artists you have never heard of.

I will be at the San Deigo Comicon this summer with th erest of my compadres E-ville press. We'll have a booth and if you find us you will also find yourself ready to buy COLOSSUS, a COLOSSUS T-shirt and also original COLOSSUS artwork ( from the first book, the COLOSSUS redux was entirely created on the computer.) Anyway enough talking posted below are some sample pgs to wet your appitite. Feel free to comment and or contact me.



Blogger Billy Shih said...

Whoa!!! Congrats on your first blog and on getting your book published. This is really great stuff, Mark... thanks for posting all these pages! I can't wait till I get my hands on a copy of the entire novel. That first portrait image of Colossus is really sweet... and knowing how you work, I bet you probably cranked that out in a few seconds too.

I'll try and make it out to the Comic-Con with my girlfriend next month to support your work. Know what? I recently read something about you on the net regarding Colossus, actually. People were describing you as a "force of nature". These samples only further prove what I already knew to be true. :)

10:23 PM  
Blogger gimpyeyes said...

Great stuff boss, Its really cool to see how your changing and expanding stuff from the original version of Colossus. I appreciate you posting some many images of dudes getting body parts hacked off!

9:05 AM  
Blogger bryan andrews said...

awesome as always.
looks totally kick ass
and I can't wait to have one
for my very own.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Elephantor said...

Holy jeezus on a jumpy stick!!! Your blog and pages looks Marktastic! My only concern is that there seems to be a lot of carnage and destruction. To plus what you have I can only offer the same input as offered by the great Bruce Dickinson, "It could use more cowbell."

11:45 AM  
Blogger Shiraz Akmal said...

Mark, this looks great!

Dragons, medieval settings, and a sweet looking character with kick ass combat moves/weapons ... all the makings for an exciting comic adventure.

Hmm.. something tells me there's room for a future "Tales of Colossus" video game :-)

11:54 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Billy- Thanks man I'll see you at the Con!

Gimpyeyes- Its all about the images man. I figure why talk about it when I can show it.

Bry- Thanks for the response. You'l get one brotha'

Elephantor- Jezzus on a jumpy stick?!!! I love it. And you'll have to read the book its packed with cow bell

Shiraz!- Video game huh? Lets talk heh heh. I'll reserve you a copy.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Bobby P said...

Kicks ass man. Great sketches, staging, spontanaeity. Good stuff

1:54 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

thanks Bobby i appreciate the feedback!


10:51 AM  
Blogger charles kiyasu said...

Hi Mark,

I met you at Cartoon Museum during your Spiderman story board lecture. I first heard about your work from my friend, Ronnie Del Carmen's blog. Wow, Colossus is a darker version of Samurai Jack. A lot of energy. It is real cookin. Just came back from New Orleans. Colossus is like some spicy Jambalaya. If you were a cook, I can imagine you as Emeril Lagase - Bang,


10:43 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Charles- Thanks for the feedback, you going down to comicon? Make sure you stop buy the table and get a copy.

11:15 PM  
Blogger RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Hey Mark!!!
This looks great!
I'll try to make it down to the con this year.
Save me a copy! I'll pay full cover price!

2:48 PM  
Blogger OV! said...

these kick ass mark. i hate you.

no, wait, i love you. you so good.
not fair.

see ya at the CON,

10:20 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

jsanford- You got it , i'll keep my eyes out for you.

Ovi- thanks again for the props.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Stefan de Groot said...

Looks great Mark!
I am using a Wacom Cintiq now and threw out all my paper and pencils.

The first Colossus was published by Scott Morse through Crazyfish I believe.

I will come by your booth and buy the book!

What booth are you at Mark?

Greetings from the Netherlands

5:08 PM  
Blogger chewbaccapits said...

Mark, fitz here, remember me, was one of your student @CALARTS who used to always pick your brain after class......Great to see your comic and your work in films still brimming with oogles of sickness...See you at the con!

1:00 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

chebaccapits- see you at CON man

2:49 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

stephan- Im glad you are doing what you can for the enviroment. the wacom is a great tool. I'll see you at comiccon. which booth exactly I dont know But I'll be there look for E-ville press- its a bunch of fellow artists I work with we'll be at two tables.

see you soon


4:25 PM  
Blogger Dean Trippe said...

OMG this looks fantastic. I am absolutely sold.

The only thing though, is the dialogue balloons. They don't look very professional. Otherwise, PHENOMENAL.

12:33 AM  
Blogger MBIV said...

I cower in your enormous shadow, you comic titan!!!

9:21 PM  
Blogger VENAM1 said...



Good luck at Comic-Con, you're gonna need it...

10:12 PM  
Blogger Shine said...

i really wish I could make it to Comic Con to support your work - alas the commute from New Zealand is a tad longer than i'd like right now!

Good luck! I will be checking in here and on E-Ville Press for the progress reports!

8:14 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

dryponder-thanks for the comment, and yaknow Im not a professional, and I aint trying to be. Just havin fun and sharing with the rest of the world. Besides, for me, my time goes into the image more than the ballons. Ballons are a nessecery evil.

Mbiv- I tip my titanic hat to you. Thanks for the comment

venam1- again thanks for the comment. I'll keep my fingers crossed..... NOT!

Shine- they get mail out there in New Zealand dont they? Give me an address!


9:48 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

This looks very solid. Reserve me a copy, though I can't make it to SDCC. Can I get it autographed?

Contact me through my blog:


11:19 AM  
Blogger Mustashrik said...

Hey there Mark!

I absolutley love your work, and would love to get me a hold of the Novel but im one of your overseas followers, here in the UK and theres little or no chance i can make it to the con, anyway i can get a copy another way!?

Love what your doing and if you have some time or want to see what your fans get up to check out my blog to see what kind of art i do! lol ;)

11:26 AM  
Blogger Shine said...

Indeed we do get mail! *wonders how many pigeons Colossus will need* =P

I just posted comment on the E-Ville blog about the most excellent comic con reports we are getting on a movie messageboard I hang out at from GROO, (our resident comic guru and not his real name I guess!). He dropped by your booth today (because I had raved about y'all so much...) and he said he met some of you (you I hope!), talked about me and my love and picked me up AFTERWORKS which some of you signed (you I hope!)! I was MOST excited by this, until I logged into the blog tonight and it looks like Colossus is not in AFTERWORKS but a separate book - which kinda makes me feel weird as I am disappointed even though it was such an unexpected and sweet thing of him to do in the first place.
Ok, now I forgot my point, perhaps I didn't have one!
I hope you had a great comic con experience and will continue to let your soul make comics (although I really appreciate your PIXAR work too *tries not to geek out*)

2:56 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Mush-- thanks for the comments. get me an address and I can get you a book. or ( and this goes for everyone overseas or elsewhere in the states) I will be getting a link set up so you can purchase Colossus on line. So keep checking the blog for updates.

Shine- thanks for the reports I will check them out. Comicon was wild, although a little underwhelming. Me and the E-ville guys had a good flow at our tables but nothing overwhelming or crazy like I had anticipated. We sold well though. As for continuing to make more comics????? If theres a story buring a hole in my pocket I will.

12:39 AM  
Blogger PaulSketch said...

WHOA!! I love your style!! Looks like an awesome comic!

12:16 PM  
Blogger david maas said...

hmm... no purchase link at e-ville...
And I want this book! When will the lowly European market be endowed with this stuff!?

9:01 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Paulsketch---- Thanks. If you'd like a copy Im selling them on line if you got a paypal account.

David Maas----- Like I mentioned to Paul above, you can get one on line- just click on the button fill out the form make a paypal account and voila' your very own copy. I am currently looking into distributers but you may have to wait awhile to see it show up in Europe!

Mandrews out!

10:39 PM  
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10:27 PM  

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