2014 is the 60th Anniversary of Godzilla and Hollywood is celebrating by treating us to a brand new entry in the film series! I’m very excited about it!
But I think us fans should also do something for the big event! So I suggest making a zine of comics and art based around the King of Monsters.
Submissions can be anything as long as they are somehow related to the 30 Godzilla films, video games, comics, books, tv shows and movies set in the shared Toho universe (Mothra, Rodan, etc).
I love all kaiju but this zine is strictly about Godzilla and his universe. Maybe one day I’ll do a more general zine where we can have artwork of Gamera, Super Sentai and Ultraman… but for now, we’re sticking with Big G.
The deadline for entries is APRIL 1ST! This allows me to get the zine printed and ready in time for May and the release of the new film! The zine will be printed and sold at conventions and I’ll try and get all the included collaborators some money back - however, initially all profit from the zine will be used to make back the printing cost.
This is a curated zine meaning not all entries will be included. I will be deciding one which entries are included and the reason will always be for the benefit of the zine and its aesthetics. All artistic abilities are allowed but depending on how popular this gets, I will be a little bit of a bastard and have to be picky. I’ve done enough projects where entires have been super open to know that it reeeeeally doesn’t work.
- Colour images are encouraged, but black and white is fine
- Single page size: 5.8 x 8.3 in
- Double page spread size: 8.3 x 11.7 in
- Resolution: 300 DPI
- File type preferences: .TIFF’s are preferable, but .JPEG’s are acceptable
You can submit artwork you’ve already done as long as it is high res and fulfils these requirements - although new art is encouraged!
Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name and a link to your art blog / website.
Good luck, have fun and get
Just another reminder that you have until April 1st to get entries in!
He is definitely one of the most famous gods of Ancient Egypt and yet he plays an INCREDIBLY minor role in Pantheon. That’s one of the many reasons why I wanted to do the prequel comic.
"Monsters are born too tall, too strong, too heavy—that is their tragedy." — Ishiro Honda 本多猪四郎
Monstertraz (or Hamish, life-time kaiju obsessive, tackles the subject in a webcomic) tells the story of monsters vs. mechas completely from the monster’s point of view.
It is set on an island prison full of all the Earth’s monsters that have been captured by Ultramom.
Monstertraz is also home to Koko, Ultramom’s daughter. At first she is fearful of the kaiju but soon discovers they are just misunderstood. She becomes completely aware of her mother’s violence towards them so secretly lets out the kaiju.
Koko becomes Kokora, the grand witch who does battle with Ultramom. However… things quickly spiral out of control… the government creates battle robots called Hendricks to fight Kokora and her freedom fight becomes a matter of life and death.
On the run with a handful of kaiju left Koko has to make the decision between her family and her cause. Should she awake Foebius, the greatest kaiju of them all even if it means risking the fate of the entire human race? Things get super fuckin dark, there’s death and destruction and we see the kaiju genre twisted and turned and broken apart in order to answer the question: do we really deserve to live more than them?
Coming soon one day I guess maybe…
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(Character descriptions in the Marvelous Universe differ from those in the official comics)
Murdoch Tsang was blinded during a robbery of his parents’ shop in China Town, Manhattan where they uses flare guns. He was only 3 years old. His father, Jin Tsang, taught Murdoch martial arts as a way of becoming aware of the world without sight.
When Murdoch was 12, people thought he could “see” the world better than most people as his other senses had become so honed. In fact… they were so good that he could even pin point the sound of someone’s footsteps in a crowd. That someone happened to be the man who robbed his parent’s shop. Murdoch ran after the man and knocked him out with a flurry of attacks. At the time, however, Murdoch was dressed up as the dragon-like mascot of his father’s business… the man could easily trace back his little attacking to that shop.
And unfortunately, the man in question now belonged to a gangster organisation run by The Kingpin and as vengeance Jin Tsang was murdered. Murdoch had let his fear blind him and had caused his father’s death.
He vowed from that day forward… he may be 12, he may be blind and he may not be in the best shape… but he was going to be a man without fear and kill The Kingpin.
MARVELOUS MONDAYS IS OFFICIALLY BACK! WOOOOP!
It was actually designed with that purpose in mind! It’ll be coming soon, I’ll contact you when it’s available. :)