Monday, May 25, 2009

Slipped By

Man, there's a few things that slipped by Tommy and I. First off, there's Tommy's other ongoing project Children of Light #2 which Tommy just released, and you can get here.

(Cover was done by yours truly!).

Well, I didn't have to put that in there. It's not like it's going to boost sales 10 fold right?

Tommy, I'll be looking for my check in the mail ;)

Then there's the matter of my 2008 Sketchbook, humbly called The Art of Eric Merced, which you can get a copy or two of here.

Why is the sketchbook important enough to mention here you ask?

Well, duh, it has a 5 page preview of Timmy The Killer Robot.

Well? What the heck are you waiting for? Go geet yours!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Real-life robot encounter!

One day I was driving and saw what appeared to be 2 teenage boys chasing a runaway robot down the street. No lie. It might not have been a real robot, might have been a 3rd boy in a home-made cardboard robot costume. But it all happened so fast, I couldn't be too sure.

Just you try to sleep tonight!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Submissions continue

We fired one off to Red 5 Comics, home of sweet comics like Atomic Robo & Neozoic.

Also thinking about Ape Entertainment. If anyone knows of a good company where Timmy would fit in, let us know!

Friday, April 17, 2009


O yeah, forgot to mention, Timmy the killer comic submission is at Image somewheres now.

Hopefully not in Larsen's trash can!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cover Boy: part 2

Boy have we been neglecting this blog big time.

Well, truth be told, we have been busy getting Timmy ready to be shopped around to the big guns.
Everything is pretty much in place. As Tommy mentioned, we may have a treat for you all in the form of a small ashcan print to sell. So stay tuned for that.

I wanted to continue with my previous post about the Timmy mock up cover by posting the actual cover to the comic now that it's finally done. So, without any further delay, here's the cover we're going with.
Hope you like :)

....Wha? What did you say? Children of what?....

Oh, wait a minute, yeah, yeah. You're absolutely right. My bad. That's the cover to Tommy's other comic Children Of Light. Duh, stupid me. Ha ha ha.

Okay, okay. Let's try this again. So here's the cover to Timmy The Killer Robot.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Almost there!

Woo! Need to blow the dust off this place!

We are at this moment minutes from having the submission finished. Maybe a lot of minutes. I don't know. But it's just about done.


At the last minute, Eric decided to color the pages, and they look great! Maybe he'll let you see them, or maybe he'll keep being a tease. We also thought it would be neato to have a few samples printed in comic form to send as submissions, with the page samples, full story in text form, and sketches and stuff. We thought it would be neato-er to make such a tome available to you sometime soon, as a reward for your patience. Minus the stuff that gives away the whole story, because then you wouldn't buy the comic when it comes out! See, we're always thinking here!

In the meantime let me entertain you with the return of Killer Robot of the Month!

Caveman Robot

I have nothing to say but this could be the best comic ever.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cover Boy

I'm excited to announce that pages 1 to 6 of Timmy The Killer Robot are finally, as they say, in the can.

Tommy and I decided it would be best to go with a black and white sample to the Publisher(s) we have in mind for the proposal submission. Basically, if the series gets picked up, I would find it a bit time consuming to pencil, ink, letter and color the comic all on my own. Especially with other freelance projects looming on the horizon.

Basically, if the comic gets picked up, and the Publisher insists on color, it will be much easier for Tommy and I to find a colorist to help with the coloring duties. And I already have some one in mind who would be a great addition to the already stellar team ;)

Well, the next step for the proposal package is a cover mock up which is a requirement of one specific Publisher we are submitting to. Actually, this is the first Publisher we are submitting to. And so we got to throwing ideas back and forth. After the second sketch we hit on an idea we both though cool. Bellow is the sketch. I'll post complete pencils or stage snap shots of the cover if I have the time.

'Till next post. Enjoy.