From Tales of Unusual Circumstance to The Ride Home to Cavemen in Space, it’s safe to say the members of the 5 Minute Marvels crew are fans of artist/writer, Joey Weiser. We love his work and, when it comes out, we’re there.
But, the household favorite is Mermin, Joey’s tale of a powerful, but playful fishman out of water. For the recent FLUKE Festival, Joey release a two-story ‘zine, Mermin Theatre. The second story features a pup named Peanutbutter Marshmallow the girls wanted to draw. So, drawn it was.
You can pick up Mermin Theatre for a measley $3 on Joey’s Website, where all manner of other goodies can be found.
If you’ve spent any time checking out this blog, you’ve probably figured out that Joey Weiser is a favorite in the Miner household … from Cavemen in Space to Mermin to Tales of Unusual Circumstance and Monster Isle. Some of my favorites are his stories of The Unremarkable Tree Frog and his unrequited love for his nemesis, Thievery Girl. Tree Frog’s dating prowess felt very, very familiar … and that ain’t a good thing. 🙂
Check out Joey’s work at his Web site — http://www.tragic-planet.com/store.html
Tonight, we took on another of Joey Weiser’s creations … MERMIN! I love Joey’s style. There’s a lot of craft that goes into developing a style as clean, simple and composed. And, it’s ideal when working with younger artist on how to compose full figures with shapes. Looking at Mermin, Grace built with shapes first tonight, in lieu of jumping in on a specific detail in the face.
I also included her first take, which she did not like. But, I think it’s really good and shows how she’s graduated to starting with a colored pencil and going back with a marker to “ink.”
And, check out Joey’s work on Mermin, Monster Isle and Cavemen in Space at http://www.tragic-planet.com/
One more for the night … in looking over all the artists coming out way for HeroesCon, Grace and I found Joey Weiser, an Atlanta-based artist and creator of Cavemen in Space and the strip, Monster Isle. Grace thought the monsters were terrific and drew this …
Check out Monster Isle at http://tragic-planet.com/monsterisle/ … it’s great stuff, especially for kids.