Michael Stock

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Design / Lettering

Happy Halloween

A few of us UK Indie Small Press comics people got together and made a free Halloween comic. The comic was available to download and we all shared the link amongst our individual fan bases in hope of advertising our creator-owned projects to a few more people. After a week the link was removed and the individuals were free to do what they want with their respective properties.

Contents:

  • Chop Chop Chop! by Peter Mason
  • Afterlife Inc. – The Black Room by Jon Lock and R.H. Stewart
  • Peg Powler by Samantha Holmlund
  • Descending Outlands – Halloween Special by Shaun Dobie and Paulo Oliveria
  • A Date with Death by David Hailwood, Tom Suleri, and Ken Reynolds
  • One More Family Secret by Luke Cooper
  • Bertie Bear – Prelude to Terror by Andy W. Clift
  • Think Yourself Dead by Stu Smith, David Hailwood, and Brett Burbridge
  • The Gee Bees – The October House by Steven D Quirke, Kel Winser, and myself
  • The Kill Screen – Out of Sync by Mike Garley, Josh Sherwell, and myself
  • The Witch of the West Wood by Giuseppa Barresi
  • Little Terrors – A Halloween Tale by Jon Scrivens and Patrick Cline
  • The Red Mask from Mars Vs the Halloweener by Vince Hunt and Shaun Dobie

Cover Design

I also had the honour of designing the cover for this little anthology, Mike Garley (who compiled the book did all the layouts, and co-ordinated all the creators and their stories) had suggested we wanted to feature as much of the artwork as possible so I used big chunky letters (adapted from a BlamBot font) and chose some artwork to fit inside them, I was given free reign to pick the art so that was fun. I went my instincts for the most part, tried not to dwell n what was being included and what wasn’t and I had fun cropping them together as the letters overlapped. I was really happy with the result.

Halloween Cover

Spoilers

The following is for showcasing my lettering and may include SPOILERS (many of these stories will appear as bonus material in collected editions I imagine).

Halloween Black

Created an un-cropped logotype version of the cover text for Mike Garley to use throughout the book.

The Gee Bees - The October House 1

I had a lot of fun doing the story title for The Gee Bees story and it also required thought bubbles which are uncommon nowadays so I tried something different with them.

The Gee Bees - The October House 2

The Gee Bees - The October House

The Kill Screen 1

The Kill Screen story required ‘syncing’ symbols throughout so I had fun slotting them in where required.

 

The Kill Screen 2

The Kill Screen 3

Comic Books / Lettering

Collider

One of my first projects finally came to an end with the completion the of last of the 6 24-page stories for the ‘Collider’ series produced by BeActive and written by Mike Garley (Dead Roots, VS Comics, Eponymous, The Hitmen, Wallace and Gromit).

“COLLIDER tells the story of six people mysteriously transported to a post-apocalyptic future. Peter, Alisha, Carlos, Fiona, Luke and Lucia wake up in an abandoned hotel in the year 2018, at the campus of CERN, which holds the largest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. Without realizing how they got there, these six strangers must find a way to return to the present in a persistent struggle for survival.”

“Twelve artists were involved in the graphic design and production of this comic book for a period of 10 months. A first series of motion comics was posted on YouTube in the fall of 2012, gathering more than 250,000 views. These motion comics were recently screened at the International Film Festival in Galway, Ireland.”

“The COLLIDER comic book was written by Mike Garley and it’s based on the characters, story and universe, created by producer and storyteller Nuno Bernardo. Mike is a writer of comics, games, screenplays, among other interesting work in this area. He has also worked with renowned publisher Titan Publishing and developed game stories for game developers Wickedy Splits and Masters of Pie.” -beActive

“beActive is an award winning TV, Film and Digital studio with a decade of experience on story and format development, international co-productions, licensing and distribution of entertainment contents across multiple platforms. With offices in Dublin, London, Lisbon and Sao Paulo, beActive’s TV and film projects includes worldwide teen success Sofia’s Diary for Sony Pictures Television, HBO primetime series The Line and Living in your Car, Emmy-nominated Brazilian miniseries Final Punishment, Irish interactive TV series Aisling’s Diary and the UK film production The Knot, featuring Mena Suvari and Noel Clarke. Recently, beActive launched Beat Girl in European cinemas and now is preparing to release its first science fiction property, Collider.”

The ‘Collider’ graphic novel is available on Amazon in printed and Kindle formats.