Here it is: your one-stop-shop for my favorite comic stories since the invention of sliced bread! And no mold! I've been doing this storytelling thing for 20+ years as a hired wrist, and during that time I’ve been cultivating a slew of my own stories, either on my own or with my long time friend and writing partner Dean, and I finally reached a point where I couldn’t stand keeping those stories all to myself any longer. So what are those stories!? Well the main one I’m starting with is:
SIMON BRIZDALE and the GAUNTLET of KINGS - It's Indiana Jones meets Lord of the Rings! With a strong dose Firefly/Serenity, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even Hellboy mixed in - it's my love letter to all the action adventure fantasy comedies I love. The story: epic. One that unfolds slowly over 5 major story arcs. Lots of subtle clues to the larger story will by lying around in plain sight - sharp readers will be rewarded! You can get a preview of it here!
I really want to see all of our creations come to life, but I need to make one successful first, so Simon is my guy. If I can get him up and running, we’ll see about moving on to the rest of these fine people. Some of them include:
RECOVERY INCORPORATED - Modern day high-tech action adventure - The story of Mia Raven, a thief who became a cop who became a thief again. Have you seen The Thomas Crown Affair? With Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo? It's like that and La Femme Nikita (the original film) mixed, about a woman who gets paid to recover "lost" items.
The UP SIDE Of DOWN - Modern superhero action comedy - Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. Know that saying? Well it's that kind of thing but with a twist. You know how Disney movies always preach believing in yourself and following your dreams? And how things always work out for the hero? This is not one of those stories.
BIMBO - Superhero action adventure satire - Cecilia Bimbolatta is the living definition of a tomboy. She's beautiful, she's tough, and she's about to get in way over her head! This is a very pro-feminism story, but will definitely ruffle some feathers. It questions many of the norms we live by in our society, all in a sexy, action packed Green Lantern/Fight Club type mashup.
ONE - Modern day drama - The story of an up and coming producer in Hollywood who's self-centered, narcissistic world is about to explode. This story has a slight sci-fi angle; it's a quiet story that centers around how we treat each other as human beings. This is the feel-good story of the bunch.
SHODAI’S KATANAS - A long time from now in our very own galaxy comes a sci-fi epic spanning thousands of years. Humanity, in a last, desperate attempt to save itself from extinction, sent its seed to the stars, where several colonies managed to survive and thrive. This is the story of one of them, their samurai like culture, and how a small group of them, being kidnapped by aliens, changed the entire galaxy.
There's at least four of five other stories I've been working on, but this is more than enough to keep me busy until I go blind, get alzheimer, cancer, or some such other fatal thingy, so let’s stick with these for now. Sci-fi, fantasy, action, comedy, drama, even romance - These stories will run the gamut of genres, so there's something here for everyone!
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So who are we? Well, mostly it's me, Michael Penick. I've been a professional artist, a hired wrist, a pencil monkey, for over 17 years. I've drawn storyboards for television and film, illustration for movies, fortune 500 companies, and drawn comics for Sports Illustrated, Boom Studios, Devil's Due and most recently Firaxis and Insight Editions. For more than 25 years I've honed my storytelling skills in both the art and writing departments. I've basically spent the first half of my life creating all kinds of stories that I've started but never finished. The second half of my life, then, will be dedicated to finishing all those stories. And that's why LUX Comics exists: to finally take control of my own destiny, to share the stories that have been burning holes in my brains directly with those who would follow along.
The other half of the team is the one, the only, the elusive Dean Deckard. Some wonder if he's real, but the few of that know still aren't quite sure what to make of him. Is he a replicant? Not sure. He loves telling stories though, and together we keep each other in check, making sure our stories cross their t's and dot their i's. We are better for having each other to make our stories the best they can be. Even if you never meet him, you're better off that he exists. Trust me.
So sit back, relax, and settle in for a good read. I only say this because these are the comics I want to read. I don’t know any other way to do it - I’ve been daydreaming for decades about the way I’d tell the stories and I just can’t keep them in my head any longer. If I do, I feel like a large part of my life will have been wasted.
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