Archive for the ‘Mankind Production Log’ Category

Mankind Looks Sick on the iPad

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Just a little FYI for you all:

With its extra wide comic book format pages (totally intentional) and sharp resolution, Mankind looks awesome and reads like a dream on the iPad.

Naturally I planned it this way and didn’t just happen to see a copy of it on a friend’s iPad this past weekend.

Because I’m just that cutting-edge.

Naturally.

Mankind Book 2 in October

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

So the launch of Mankind, my first non-motion picture in a while, went off quite well. The book is regularly being downloaded. Happy to see that. Would like to continue to see more of it.

And I probably should have mentioned this off the top but the plan here is to go monthly with these six books. Barring December when, I don’t know, I think we can do without the blood and guts for a few days? At least that’s the plan. As long as I continue to see those downloads happening. Maybe get some more folks signing up to the mailing list. Maybe see more action on the social networks. Your interest fuels my interest.

So that puts Book 2: Mankind - The Book of Tash, on the slate for October 1st, 2011.

Mark it on your calendar with a big, bloody, red X.

The Book of Eloise was an introduction to the world of Mankind. The Book of Tash is where we really get down to it in terms of story and character. Oh, and for those of you who think the ladies got away with a lot in Book 1… Things are going to get a whole lot more real in The Book of Tash.

October 1st.

Mankind - The Book of Eloise

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

 

My first non-motion picture is now available.

Mankind - The Book of Eloise, 28 full colour introductory pages to a post-apocalyptic world of carnage and survival. It’s sloppy. It’s bloody. It’s the first step.

Download it:

.PDF version / .CBZ version

 The story of Mankind has officially begun.

Finishing Touches

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve had a launch.

Kind of fun.

Just putting the finishing touches on the first release of Mankind. Which will be out this week. September 1st.

Photoshopping, coding web pages, even installed the latest version of Flash and stared at it for about ten minutes completely discombobulated. The last time I worked with Flash it was version 4. Not CS4… Macromedia Flash version 4.

I can’t say its been all roses. But there’s an end goal. There is an end goal.

First step! Mankind: The Book of Eloise. Out this week!

Deviant Art

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

So I found this groovy new start-up site called DeviantArt.com

I kid. DeviantArt’s been around almost as long as I’ve been around, I’ve just never really gotten around to posting any of my illos there.

I recently learned that if you’re really hip to the scene, you call your illustrations “illos.”

And I am hip.

So, yeah, DA (more hip abbreviating), is an upload site for illos. And what with me doing a lot of illos these days, I thought, why not use that resource. Why not.

You can find me at tylergibb.deviantart.com. I’ll be uploading some Mankind drawings periodically and maybe some sketches, we’ll see how it goes. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll eventually get around to digitizing my old school old-school drawings from back before the interweb was even around.

Past few days have been nothing but graphite and paper… Graphite and paper.