Monday, March 23, 2009

Long time...

Wow, has it really been over two months since I posted anything? Well, I'll try to be a bit more punctual now if at all possible.

So what's been going on? Nothing other than being busy it seems. Moving to a new place here in sunny San Diego, making a trip up to Wondercon (thanks to the fans that stopped by to show their support), going to Vegas for a friend's birthday, and work in general. It's been a busy time indeed.

The "Destiny" prequels are done and have been printed. Of the two, I'm far more fond of Defiance. Something about not having certain restrictions really helps. Not that I think Alliance is bad, but it could have been much better in my opinion. Either way, it sets things up for the next movie at least, and I think you'll find that Defiance fits in to the overall universe a bit more in the final issue. They were both a lot of fun to work on and I really can't thank everyone involved enough for their hard work they put into the stories.

I'll post some info about the trade paperbacks for the two series soon. Due to cost reasons, or perhaps something else entirely, they're not as packed with materials that The Reign of Starscream trade paperback was. Not even close. But I'll do an issue-by-issue commentary on this blog in the next few days. Maybe an issue a day or something like that. Turns out that the artists really didn't have many sketches to include, either, so I guess I can honestly say that we put all that we could into them.

And for those that are interested, I just turned in the first draft of my next project. Can't say what it is yet, but I can tell you that it's Transformers-related. I also turned in my first piece for the Mosaic team, with Andrew Griffith on the art duties. More on that soon.

-Chris




10 comments:

lonegamer78 said...

Darn on not as many extras in the TPBs, but like you said on the artists not having as many sketches and cost limitations.

W00T on your TF project. :D Can't wait to hear the details! And your Mosaic! :3

M said...

We can put together our special edition TPBs with stapled print outs from this blog.

Dare I ask if you're working on Coda?

Mort

lonegamer78 said...

XD M's right. I'm guessing it's Coda as well.

glovestudios said...

Hmmmm.......

:P

Major said...

Well done on both Series, I think you are doing for Transformers what Chris Claremont did (and will do again) for the X-Men. Keep up the great work,



-a fellow San Diegan

Bumblebee said...

Personally, I loved both series. You did what I thought couldn't be done- but I do agree that Defiance is more exciting than Alliance. Both were superb books, but I loved reading your fleshing out of the TF Movieverse origins.
I had fun on these books, man :)

Chris Mowry said...

Thanks for the nice comments. The biggest problem with "Alliance" was that so much had to change after it was kind of too late to do things about it. Well, that and I was doing the "Defiance" series, school, regular work stuff, balancing a relationship with my awesome girlfriend, etc. It's all excuses though and I have learned a lot from that experience. I hope to be able to go in depth a bit more after the movie is released.

James M. Biggie said...

Yikes, how much of your story (with out giving away details) had to get changed?

BTW, I agree with Major on the Claremont ref. Kudos for your craftsmanship at storytelling.

fuman52 said...

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Chris Mowry said...

Fu? As in my next-door neighbor? Send me your email, man! Good to hear from you!