In my recent post, I’ve shared with you that Steve Bryant’s Athena Voltaire Compendium, a 224-page, $19.99 hardcover from Dark Horse / Pulp Sequentials, is available for pre-order during the month of August. I have seen this available for as low as 50% off by one of the online retailers, even when this book should be a must-buy even at the ridiculously-low cover price of $20!
Since the success of this book hinges so much on the preorders, I thought up of a little crazy competition that anyone can participate by preordering the book. The Prize is an original Athena Voltaire 11″x17″ art that I’d drawn back in 2010:
I’ll pay for the shipping of this to the winner’s address in Continental US.
How will the the Winner be determined? By most copies of Athena Voltaire Compendium pre-ordered by ONE individual! I did mention that this was a crazy idea, right?
To qualify, I need you to post on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ tagged with #AVCompendiumGiveAway, a snapshot of the proof (invoice or receipt) that shows the qty & your name. From now until midnight of 9/5, you can “up the ante” as many times as you want. If we have multiple entries at the highest count, I’ll do a random draw for the ultimate winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, 9/8 and the original art will be shipped to the winner after he/she sends in a photo confirmation of the books in possession. To make it fair, this contest is open only to individuals that purchased the books for personal use (it’ll make a great gift to family & friends!), not solely for resale. Please make sure you remove any personal info on the proof photos, and if you’d rather not post it online but still want to participate in the contest, please email me directly at junbobkim (at) gmail.com.
Also, because there’s already a person that has purchased 5 copies of the book, so technically, you need to have pre-ordered at least 5 copies to be in the running.
It has been way too long since an update, much less an art update. Unfortunately, I’m sorry to report that I don’t have any estimated time yet for me to return to drawing.
There’s a bit of exciting news I’d like to share. My dear friend and collaborator Steve Bryant’s Athena Voltaire is coming back to print as a full-color 224-pages hard cover in Athena Voltaire Compendium published by Sequential Pulp / Dark Horse! The book is in August Previews right now and available for pre-order with specialized fullcolor bookplate from several retailers. This project has been a labor of love for Steve, and I feel privileged to have been given a chance to be a collaborator on this project. The collection features our Pulp Action Heroine in world-canvasing, flying adventure showcasing undoubtably some of Steve’s best storytelling and art, as well as work from a handful of outstanding collaborators as well.
Please do me and yourself a favor and go pre-order Athena Voltaire Compendium today at your favorite comic book retailer today!!!
Athena Voltaire Sketch for the C2E2 Contest Winner of “Fan of Steve Bryant” Category. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.
Congratulations to Andy Tom! Classy of you to pick Steve Bryant’s very own gal, Athena! 😉
First of all, if you haven’t checked out Athena Voltaire, you’re missing out on one of the most pulpy comic book goodness of our time. Created by my friend and collaborator, Steve Bryant, the books unveil the story of an adventure-bound aviatrix who encounters all sorts of mysteries in the veins of Indiana Jones.
When Athena was named the theme for ComicTwart contributors, an art blog made up of several fantastic industry artists, I jumped at the chance to do my own play-along version. What you may notice on my inked version of “Athena Voltaire vs. Anubis’ Army of Mummies” is that Anubis’ body is solid black unlike the pencils. During the inking stage, I noticed that the details of his body contour was distracting and the solid black helped frame Athena better as the focus center.
Finished piece inked solid and with a bit of ink wash on 11″x17″ Bristol board.