Tuesday, October 17, 2006


thats right, its coming. I hope you all have your Afterworks 1 and 2's already. Afterworks 3 is going to be huge. So I'm thinking about doing a piece in it. Like.....

I found a story about two Japanese warlords that hated each other so much they got tired of just calling each other names and decided to put they money where their mouths were. so they each brought their armies out to fight. once there they decided to fight each other one on one. This was the time in japan before the Samurai's soul was the sword and was instead the bow. so they dueled and shot each other full of arrows as their armies watched. at the end they both collapsed near death and were taken back to their respective kingdoms to heal. from that moment on they were best friends.

its between that and a little short story of Colossus running around during WW1. He'd slice a WW1 tank open...thats kinda cool.

I can't decide.

Test page.

Mandrews out


Blogger Edward Liu said...

Do a story where 2 samurai warlords in tanks shoot each other full of holes, and then Colossus chops them both in half.

If only current world leaders settled their differences in similar ways.

12:20 PM  
Blogger fredland said...

duelling colossus's riding tanks firing harpoons at each other!

12:29 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Edward Liu---- I will take that under advisement. it would definately be action to say the least!

fredland-----Harpoons!!!!....hmmmm........never thought of that

Mandrews Out

6:25 PM  
Blogger Meesimo said...

i enjoyed the hell out of Colossus(got me through a multi-day power outtage due to hurricane a couple years ago) but...I'd love to see the warlords, man what a story!
Either would be cool tho. Cheers,

1:03 AM  
Blogger Monkeyfeather said...

Hmmm.... that's a tough one. How about you use whatever story you don't pick for Afterworks 4! I realize that this is no help in solving your dilemna, and merely selfishness on my behalf, but I wanna see both!

8:01 AM  
Blogger SF Guild said...

Japanese Warlords is amazing.


8:09 AM  
Blogger craig said...

is it too much to ask for both?.....please

9:11 AM  
Blogger Mr Scribbles said...

SAMURAI!!! I really really like this idea! (And the artwork) My very humble opinion.

9:34 AM  
Blogger SMacLeod said...

mandrews post
Dude! sweet. Maybe do the samurai and then a one-shot issue of Colossus to sell separately! Either way, they would both be great and I'd love to see how you tell them.

~fftt ! ! !
! ! Arghh ! !

I hear the sounds fx coming!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Jorge said...

Colossus and tanks?!?!!?

6:20 PM  
Blogger Rob A. said...

Both have potential for great drama. The question I ask is which would you find more challenging to do? Do that one. Either way we, the readers, win!

3:34 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Meesimo------ I'm glad Colossus was there for you in your time of need. I'd love to do both but just dont have the bandwith anymore.

Monkeyfeather---- Thought of that. one for each....we'll see.

SF Guild---- Agreed. japanese warlords are cool.

craig----hmmm....just a little bit, yeah! We'll see what i can muster.

Mr Scribbles----- thanks for the opinion humble or other wise.

SMacLeod----- hey maybe you can quit this animation gig and be my personel manager?!! Glad you liked the image. i'd be interested to see how i do it too. Morse said do it in that style, nice and loose. I dunno if I can...... gulp

Jorge---- you are being out voted. But don't count colossus and tanks out yet. Idea inspired by my good friend Kevin O'briens pinup.

Rob A.----- agreed, both have great potential for drama. Warlords would be more challenging. and the readers may win but the artist will suffer...... yeah yeah, and isn't that the point.


10:05 AM  
Blogger TikiBird73 said...

My vote is for the Samurai Warlords.

As for the Colossus story... Colossus in the Industrial Age sounds like a book length story to me.

Keep up the great work.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Rohit said...

Hey Mandrews,

It must be really hard to decide which story to tell when one has so many ideas to choose from - That's a great advantage!

But if I had to choose, as much as I love Colossus, I'd have to go with the Samurai story - the visual just grabbed me.

In any case, all the best with the story.


1:14 PM  
Blogger jewel said...

J'adore ton travail,tu es un référence pour moi.
Master I am your Padawan !

6:50 PM  
Blogger ACarolAndrews said...

I love the Samurai Warlords. There is action, drama, life and death struggle. I especially like the two horses and men racing toward each other. You can feel the momentum.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Uncle Phil said...

that is a tough decision. I say go with whatever has the most babes with guns and swords. BAH!!!

awesome drawings by the way. I can't get enough of your sky treatment in the first one.


10:25 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Wow, I'd say Samurai but I'd love to see both! I agree with Uncle Phil there, that sky is beautiful :D

4:36 AM  
Blogger chris chua said...

Samurais and big robots rock....What would be even cooler is samurais vs. Giant ROBOTS...Is that geek overload??hmmmm...:)

2:18 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

Mark, the loose style would be great, the movement in the images would feel amazing, however, if you feel like tying it down a bit, check out Juskos stuff for some inspiration.

-D. Coleman

3:24 PM  
Blogger SMacLeod said...

Man, now it's starting to feel obvious. That test page is awesome. It's singing! Do it.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Mike Collins said...

i'd have to agree that both would be awesome. i mean colossus lumbering around a battlefield and destroying tanks with his hands would be amazing. but a warlord samurai story, complete with crazy battle sequences would be enough to stop my heart. but that's just me...

2:51 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

tikibird73----- a full length book huh.....200+ pgs. hmmmm. some day someday. like after the kids go to college maybe. Maybe a little sooner.

Rohit----thanks for your vote.

Jewel----- I adore your work and you are fantastic reference to me too. your stuff is amazing. Checked out your blog and I am blown away. Can I be YOUR Padiwan?

ACarolAndrews-----Well, you know my affinity to all things Japanese. I found this great story and my head filled with images. What can I do?

Uncle Phil----The most Babes, guns and swords huh, sounds like a whole different story HA HA!!!! Thanks for your post.

dave---- Samurai it is.

Chris Chua---- yes it is geek overload but I forgive you. Now get your ass up here!

Nate---- I called Jusko and sent him an email. I think he's going to help me out....... HORNER!

Smacleod-----obviuos huh..... whats wrong with obvious? Samurai warlords it is. Hope I have to stamina to see it through. heh heh ( nervous laugh here)

Mike Collins---- copy that Mike, stopping your heart check.

The votes are in, it looks like Samurai warlord story is it. Everyone pray to the comic gods for my success.

Mandrews out

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Bernstein said...

I am praying to the comic gods as I type this. Samurai all the way. Blood, guts, glory! Captainyolk out. hahaha. I had to do it.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Tirso Cons said...

Amazing stuff, Mandrews!

Great movement and composition!
I like a lot this scene. Soooo pretty!

My english it's not enough good to express my impressions about this pics1

Great work, great artist
See you, man


1:17 PM  
Blogger RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

I'm gonna do either a Chippy and Loopus story...or..uh...Chippy and Loopus story.

5:22 PM  
Blogger chengwhich said...

i'd go for the samurai story, though
i love colossus. just saw you at the screenwriting expo. you were hilarious! whole pixar day was great actually. anyhow, i was gonna ask you to sign my tales of colossus book, but you had been whisked away for your flight...oh well

8:08 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Jeremy Bernstein------- roger that!!! yet the comic gods require a sacrifice.

Tirso Cons----- your english is just fine sir. Thank you for the complements.

RoboTaeKwon-Z------HA ha ha! Awesome! At least you have options huh. Samurai it is.

chengwhich-----Ahhhhh!!! Bumer man. That sucks I'm sorry. Glad you liked the expo, it was fun. I felt bad about my shameless Colossus plug.... well not so bad. Guess I'll have to sign it next time.

Mandrews out

9:10 PM  
Blogger OV! said...

these look SICK!!!

lookin forward to this.


9:27 AM  
Blogger Onymations said...

I love the samuari stuff. The piece with the warriors on horses about to battle on the beach is beautiful. Very nice illustration!

12:17 PM  

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