Thunderverse: The Art of Chris Mooneyham

Chris Mooneyham graduated from The Kubert School back when it was still called "The Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art", all the way back in 2010. Since then he's been working on various comic book projects while trying to weasel his way into the industry. By viewing this page, you can see his feeble attempts first hand, and delve into the mind of a buffoon!!

THOUGHTS ON COMICS CONVENTIONS

jasonlatour:

Last weekend was Baltimore Comic Con, a show that was fairly pleasant by my standards and expectations of a comics convention. All in all it was a laid back, fun experience. A good time with friends and fellow creators and a good opportunity to talk to those of you who stopped…

Great advice!

Regarding single issue sales: they are incredibly important to a lot of Image creators. On Rocket Girl, it’s by far the biggest chunk (of course, we don’t have a tpb yet). And every reader counts. A few thousand copies can make or break a series. If Rocket Girl dips into the 8000s, we’ll start thinking about when to wrap it up. If it stays above 12,000 we can do it forever. At 12,000 copies I can make as much writing Rocket Girl as Hulk; Amy Reeder can make as much penciling/inking/coloring as she would on Batwoman. 8000 vs 12,000 is a significant difference in percentage, but it’s not a huge amount of readers. A lot of Image creators are in the same boat, albeit their individual line might be a bit higher or lower. Certainly collected editions and digital and ancillary media/merchandise contribute as well. But a lot of making creator-owned work is down to financing: and single issues have the biggest impact on cash flow–and the only impact on cash flow for almost a full year when you take into account early production to ‘get ahead’ as well as solicitation. Also: your comment forgets artists, who are forgotten way to much nowadays. A writer can maybe juggle 4 simultaneous projects, but an artist can do just one book at a time. It is much harder for an artist to make the plunge into creator-owned–so consider that when choosing what to support.

Brandon Montclare in comments at The Beat

Reblogging because the economics of creator-owned comics are of interest to me, and because this is the kind of thing I should probably take into account when it comes to who gets their comic pre-ordered, who gets shelf picked, and who gets trade-waited.

(via knitmeapony)

…some of my casual wisdom…

(via bmontclare)

Very well said.  I wish more people were aware of this.

(Source: northstarfan, via dshalv)

No rest for the wicked.
Five Ghosts #13, beginning our Volume 3 arc, “Monsters & Men”. In stores October 2014.

No rest for the wicked.

Five Ghosts #13, beginning our Volume 3 arc, “Monsters & Men”. In stores October 2014.

Five Ghosts #9 Cover inks

Five Ghosts #9 Cover inks

Pencils for FIVE GHOSTS#6 NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER!!  Super excited to see Garry Brown tackle the inks on this one!

Pencils for FIVE GHOSTS#6 NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER!!  Super excited to see Garry Brown tackle the inks on this one!

fjbarb:

Super pal and collaborator S.M. Vidaurri designed this awesome map for use in our next arc of Five Ghosts, LOST COASTLINES.  Thought I’d share it here in its raw form.

fjbarb:

Super pal and collaborator S.M. Vidaurri designed this awesome map for use in our next arc of Five Ghosts, LOST COASTLINES.  Thought I’d share it here in its raw form.

Things to come…

Things to come…

fjbarb:

Five Ghosts Ongoing Series Press Release
Sixth issue of the literary pulp adventure hits the shelves in October
The FIVE GHOSTS team returns to Image Comics for another arc, following the unmissable September release of the first trade paperback collecting the original FIVE GHOSTS five-issue miniseries. The fan-revered debut by burgeoning creators Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham has readers primed for even more eye-popping adventure as the book is made into an ongoing series, starting in October.
FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY follows the story of infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray, who, after being bewitched by the mysterious power of “The Dreamstone,” must battle the unwieldy power of five archetypal ghosts that both possess and guide him. Lost in forgotten cities, Fabian faces enemy shadows in a mesmerizing series riddled with literary allusions.
"Both Chris and I, as well as the whole Five Ghosts team, were amazed by the fantastic reception to our first few issues.” said writer Barbiere, who hopes to excavate more of the world of FIVE GHOSTS as the series continues, “We certainly have a lot of stories to tell in this universe and are very excited to have the opportunity to tell them in an ongoing series.”
The sixth issue of the self-declared “literary pulp adventure” series will borrow the talents of guest artist Garry Brown (The Massive, Mass Effect) to reveal the next chapter of Fabian’s story. Barbiere says, “We’re also excited to have our good friend Garry Brown contributing some amazing art to the series for issue six; Garry’s a fantastic artist and we think our readers will enjoy his take on the Five Ghosts universe!”
FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #6 will be in stores on October 30, and is currently available for pre-order from the August issue of Previews (Diamond code AUG130582).
The first volume of the series, FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY, VOL. 1 TP will be published on September 18 and is available for order (Diamond code JUL130450).

fjbarb:

Five Ghosts Ongoing Series Press Release

Sixth issue of the literary pulp adventure hits the shelves in October

The FIVE GHOSTS team returns to Image Comics for another arc, following the unmissable September release of the first trade paperback collecting the original FIVE GHOSTS five-issue miniseries. The fan-revered debut by burgeoning creators Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham has readers primed for even more eye-popping adventure as the book is made into an ongoing series, starting in October.

FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY follows the story of infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray, who, after being bewitched by the mysterious power of “The Dreamstone,” must battle the unwieldy power of five archetypal ghosts that both possess and guide him. Lost in forgotten cities, Fabian faces enemy shadows in a mesmerizing series riddled with literary allusions.

"Both Chris and I, as well as the whole Five Ghosts team, were amazed by the fantastic reception to our first few issues.” said writer Barbiere, who hopes to excavate more of the world of FIVE GHOSTS as the series continues, “We certainly have a lot of stories to tell in this universe and are very excited to have the opportunity to tell them in an ongoing series.”

The sixth issue of the self-declared “literary pulp adventure” series will borrow the talents of guest artist Garry Brown (The Massive, Mass Effect) to reveal the next chapter of Fabian’s story. Barbiere says, “We’re also excited to have our good friend Garry Brown contributing some amazing art to the series for issue six; Garry’s a fantastic artist and we think our readers will enjoy his take on the Five Ghosts universe!”

FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #6 will be in stores on October 30, and is currently available for pre-order from the August issue of Previews (Diamond code AUG130582).

The first volume of the series, FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY, VOL. 1 TP will be published on September 18 and is available for order (Diamond code JUL130450).

Five Ghosts #5

"THE END?!"

Five Ghosts #5

"THE END?!"