Archive for August, 2009

CHUCK JET bio for VAN’S ARTIST ALLEY

August 28, 2009

This is the bio for Chuck Jet, another artist that will be appearing at Van’s Artist Alley in Ridgeland MS , Oct 3rd, 10am till 6pm.

Baptized in motor oil and raised in the shadows of the Catholic Church comes the “no holds barred” artwork of Chuck Jett. Chuck is currently turning his attention from the more traditional fine art background he suffered to the world of horror and sci-fi fantasy art, finding the challenges to be more fun and rewarding. When asked about being an artist and his techniques, Chuck replied, “I’d rather be a professional wrestler.”

Misfits & Mayhem Graphic Novel Update

August 20, 2009

The Horror graphic novel that I have been working on for the last while is finally all penciled in.  Now I just have to ink in the MISFITS & MAYHEM and do a cover and put it together in me computer.  It will go quicker than it seems.  For one thing, 2 1/2 of the 6 stories are already inked in.  Inking goes quicker than the drawing of it.  By the middle of the last week of August I should be through with it…. the weekend at the lastest.  Then I just have to scan them in and set up the book and email it off.  Which means it will be with me at the Van’s Artist Alley in Ridgeland, MS on October 3rd.  Be sure to come by and get your copy along with the TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD BubbaWorld Comix Halloween Special that will come out on the same day.  There will also be six other tables of artists and writers there too.

Check out BUBBAWORLD COMIX for updates and comics.

ROLAND MANN BIO FOR VAN’S ARTIST ALLEY

August 8, 2009

Roland Mann was born in Memphis, Tennessee and spent his growing years in Mississippi, a true Son of the South. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1988. Upon graduation, Roland found himself in comic small press as partner/editor in the packaging company Silverline. He also wrote many titles during this time, the first being CAT AND MOUSE which was published for nearly two years, won critical acclaim and opened doors for a career in writing. Among other titles he wrote were ROCKET RANGER, MISS FURY, PLANET OF THE APES: BLOOD OF THE APES, KREY, and DEMON’S TAILS.

In 1992, Roland moved to California and became an editor with Malibu Comics where he eventually became Managing Editor. He edited titles such as THE NIGHT MAN which became a television show, PROTOTYPE, EX-MUTANTS, PROTECTORS and DINOSAURS FOR HIRE. In early 1996, Roland returned to independent writing with a little help from corporate capsizing by Marvel Comics which acquired Malibu Comics. He returned to small press publishing with Silverline where he published titles such as SWITCHBLADE, SILVERSTORM, CYBERTRASH AND THE DOG, MARAUDER and THE SCARY BOOK.

Roland earned a Master’s degree in English and was a university instructor for nearly five years. He was also the editor for a weekly newspaper in NE Arkansas. He has recently moved to Oxford, MS where he is is promoting for publication two completed novels he’s written. He lives with his wife BJ, their 13 year old daughter Brittany and 8 year old son Brett.

Roland Mann will be appearing at Van’s Artist Alley in Ridgeland, Ms.  October 3rd at Van’s Comics and cards.

His websites are:

http://www.geocities.com/rolandmann/

Roland Mann’s Facebook Comic Con Page