Friday, July 30, 2010

Monkey Evolution


Hey ho, Monkeylovers!

Time for another peek behind the curtain at how Kung Fu Monkeyface comes about. Here's Page 3 step by step by bitty little step. Pictures, as they say, speak louder than words, so I'll just shut up and let these images speak for themselves.

Page 4 comin' up on Sunday!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monkey layouts


Howdydo, Monkeylovers!

How about a look at some layouts for the first couple of KFM pages?

The layouts keep gettin'simpler 'cause Little just keeps gettin' lazier!

Nah, it's just that good ol' Gabe and Steve can be trusted to turn chicken scratch into golden eggs everytime.

Monkeymen out!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Return of the Pink

It's a good day for rabbits.

As you might have noticed we've rejiggered the site a bit to accomodate the impending resurgence of a certain angry pink bunny.

That's right, Hammerheads.
School is back in session.

If you've been keeping your ear close to the internet, you'll have noticed that although Zuda-that-was is no more, a lot of our fine friends and favorite comics have been re-emerging as part of the overall DC comics digital umbrella over at the Comixology site. A few of the old favorites are already up and word's come down from on high that The Hammer will soon be joining them.

Details are still sketchy, but for starters it'll be a relaunch of the initial Hammer tale. If enough bunnylovers download the darn thing then I guess there's a chance for more hops down the bunny trail with ol' Calvin after that. Time will tell. So tell your friends! And keep an eye on the MonkeyBunnyUberblog for breaking news.

In the meantime - take a gander at some of the classic Zuda titles already available at Comixology here.


Kung Fu Monkeyface page 2




Friday, July 16, 2010

Monkey Ink

Oo oo! Ee ee! Ah ah!

It's time for Monkey Ink! We've been trying out a few different ways of working with this project to see what looks good and what works fast and what takes too long and what sucks ass. On the first eight pages we decided to see what it would look like if we just inked the figures and left the backgrounds entirely up to Steve. We're either fearless experimental funnybook makers or a couple of lazy bastards trying to trick Steve into doing all the heavy lifting. You decide!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monkey Pencils

Coo-coo-ca-choo, Monketeers!

Oh, it's a long wait 'til Sunday, innit? In the meantime, feast your ape-loving eyes on Gabe's gorgeous pencils for page one.

Oh yeah, that's the stuff!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kung Fu Monkeyface page 1


Greetings Monkeyshiners!

Today's the day we kick off the long-awaited Kung Fu Monkeyface comic. Yippee!

So here's the skinny - Monkeyface is the brain baby of me (Sam Little) and him (Gabe Ostley) with a little help from our friend in bunnies Steve Steiner. The plan is to trundle along with our little simian story with once weekly updates right here on the ol' Hammer blog that was. This is kind of an experiment for me and Gabe - doing it mostly for the sheer fun of it and to see if we can manage to churn out an actual graphic novel together when all is said and done. We're gonna be posting KFM as a work in progress and let things evolve as we go along. Steve the stein stein stein steinmeister is only with us for the first eight pages unfortunately (sometimes life just gets in the way) so we may bring in some additional artists and colorists. Or we may just color the pages ourselves. Or post the uncolored pencils for awhile. Or pretty much do whatever we durn well please. That's just how the Monkeymen roll.

At any rate, we're in this to amuse ourselves and have a grand old time. Hopefully we'll infect a few followers with our good humor along the way and end up with a satisfying tale of monkeys, maidens and kick ass kung fu at the end of the road.

The plan's to post a new page each and every sunday, right here on the blog as well as over on Untrue Tales. We'll probably post some sketches and behind the scenes stuff in between as well as time allows.The Monkey may even pop up in a few other places eventually. You'll hear it here first.

So without further ado - here's page one of KUNG FU MONKEYFACE!



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Monkey Mania!

This is probably what Monk would look like if he was from Liverpool and if he was 'Fab'. Oh what a long and winding road it was to get to the right hair style...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Monkeyface Skivvies

We would now like to take this opportunity to show you Kung Fu Monkeyface in his tighty whiteys. Thank you and good night.