Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meet Source Point Mondays: The Amazing Paul Bradford



Paul Bradford is a writer of mostly comic books and poetry. His poetry works have appeared in Source Point Press’ Alter Egos Volumes 1 and 2 as well as Feast of the Dead: Hors D’oeuvres. His comic book works have appeared in numerous anthologies around the traps over the last few years. Coming up in 2014, Paul has works appearing in Indie Comics Magazine #8 (available to order right now in Aprils Previews), Gateways to Beyond by Gurukitty Studios, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel #4, SciFiMax digital Magazine issue 00, as well as Moose Crossing Issues 2 (out now) and 3. 
To keep up with all the new stuff that Paul is pumping out, please visit his blog page at:


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meet Source Point Mondays: Kitty-Lydia Dye



Kitty-Lydia Dye is a writer and sketch card artist. Her short stories have appeared in Source Point Press' Feast of the Dead and Alter Egos Volume I. She is currently self-publishing a fantasy/steampunk series called S.T.E.A. The first two books of the series are Hellver Gate and The Fobwatches.
This year Kitty also plans to release a series of mysteries based on classic literature and mythology, look out for The Mystery of the Headless Husband, Bloodied Howl and The Curse of the Risen Dead. Her currents works and updates about future projects can be found at her blog.
And her books on the kindle can be found on Amazon.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Meet Source Point Mondays: David J. Fielding



David J. Fielding is a writer and actor. He originated the role of Zordon on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers television series, and also provided voice talent for video games such as Empire EarthDungeon Siege: Legends of ArannaZeusPoseidon, and Anvil of Dawn. His published works have appeared in Nevermet Press; Rebel ePublishers LLC, Alter Egos, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 from Source Point Press, the recently released Capes and Clockwork Anthology from Dark Oak Press and the upcoming Something Strange is Going On anthology from Flinch! Books.


Fielding is planning to release his PEAKs centered novel Vigilance sometime this summer and he'll be working with the great folks at Source Point on a graphic novel set in the PEAKs universe :)

Check out David's Amazon author page at:


Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet Source Point Mondays: Caesar Serpent from the Jack of Spades comic



Nuevas Vegas use to be a very organized place. Even when parahumans began randomly appearing, Caesar Serpent found a way to maintain order. Parahumans that were willing to use their powers in the service of Caesar’s legal and illegal enterprises were organized into both his public and underground businesses. Those that wouldn’t cooperate were framed for crimes and hunted by the Jack of Spades or the authorities. However, Spade’s operations in Neuvas Vegas are beginning to make citizens feel safe and protected which cuts into Caesar’s legal and illegal businesses. Plans are being set into motion to stop the Jack of Spades from interfering with Caesar Serpents visions of running an orderly city.

“The fittest snake was fed.”
- Jack of Spades #1

Monday, March 17, 2014

Meet Source Point Mondays: The Amazing Joshua Werner


As art director, Joshua Werner is the main driving force behind Source Point Press. He’s responsible for creating the SPP website, nearly all the covers for Source Point Press’ books, and of course lending pencils/inks/letters and everything else to SPP’s flagship comic book title, the Jack of Spades.

Josh lives in the Mitten where he spends endless hours behind his work desk, working his right hand until it cracks open and bleeds awesomeness out onto paper. He continues to be a pencil/mouse/paintbrush-for-hire, and each and every new job works to infect the world with his unique eccentricity. He would like to be buried with a bunch of retro video games, in hopes that once he’s dead he’ll have more time to play them. 

The look of your art in Jack of Spades is different than anything else your fans have seen.  What was your inspiration for the specific look in Jack of Spades?
The great thing about the Jack of Spades comic book series is the ideas that Trico Lutkins put into the script offer up so many great visuals. Never has there been a “superhero” book quite like this one, so I owe it to the scripts to make the art uniquely appropriate for them. Spade’s costume and the style of writing offer up a throwback pulp feel, and I do my best to accommodate for it. I try to blend my own comic book style along with ink washes and high levels of contrast to create a style reminiscent of old black-and-white movies. Some characters along with the casino atmosphere give me opportunities to play with retro looks that I’m fond of, and the combination of everything seems to really click well with the scripts. Drawing in this particular style is a lot of fun for me!

With publishers like Dynamite printing pulp-style comics, what do you feel separates the Jack of Spades from other retro titles?
I’m a big fan of Dynamite’s pulp titles, but I think Jack of Spades takes a bit different route. Rather than grabbing an old pulp character and trying to bring him back, Trico’s story offers up something completely new. I think it’s important to mention that Jack of Spades isn’t a straightforward pulp comic, it is much more than that and doesn’t limit itself to a particular genre. What emerges is something that can appeal to more readers. Fans of indie titles and fans of large-company superhero titles can both really appreciate the story and visuals offered here.  A rich complex storyline with characters you can immediately latch on to, and visuals that feel comfortable and familiar while still being fresh and edgy. 

What scenes have been the most fun to draw?
I really enjoyed laying out the action sequences in both #0 and #1. It was especially fun (and a bit challenging) to draw Spade taking on a room full of guys all at once. But I also enjoy intense conversations. I love building up the subtle details with a growing argument, the mouths opening bigger, the veins starting to show, the changes in body language. That stuff fascinates me. 

Which scene was the most nerve-wracking to draw?
Pretty much any new setting. Taking on the mall interior for the first time, and trying to establish the area without delving into too many detailed backgrounds. Taking on the casino interior for the first time, and dealing with multiple characters doing things in that space. I tend to get nervous and question my abilities at times like that, but then I get lost in the work and the problem solving involved in laying out each panel and I basically forget to doubt myself. And the next thing you know the scene is done and worked out great!

Fans may notice that Trico and yourself sometimes put easter eggs into the comic. Any hints on something that fans should look for in issue #1?
Hmmm… I often stick all sorts of little things into the panels and then immediately forget that I even did it, haha. I guess when a new setting is introduced, and there’s some detailed background shots, always take a look around at the objects and things. You may learn more about the story from those items. And always pay attention Doc’s nerdy and funny t-shirts, haha. 

What advice would you give to a young artist wanting to create his or her own comic book?
First things first, do your research. Comics aren’t just drawings, they’re intended for print. Make sure you know the best way to lay out your pages for the printer before you put pencil to paper, it will save you time and work later on. Also, be true to yourself as an artist. Your style is unique and important to your comic. Be you! Then… Don’t be intimidated by the task! :) When you first start, you’ll put hours into it and then suddenly realize you’re still on the first page. Don’t worry, it’s not impossible, and once you’ve built up the momentum it will eventually get easier and quicker. Just remember, every project worth doing is worth finishing

Where can fans find more of your work?
You can find all sorts of my work on the web. Trading cards, t-shirt designs, CD covers, the works. Head on over to www.AsFallLeaves.com to surf the blog and all its goodies. Then “like” the facebook page at facebook.com/AsFallLeaves for very frequent art-related updates. Then check out the Instagram page for some exclusive pictures of works-in-progress and other things @AFLIllustration. Then if you want, come chat with me about nerdy stuff on Twitter @JoshuaFrantic. :)



Don't forget to pick up a copy of Jack of Spades #1 THIS Saturday March 22 at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, MI and get it signed by the amazing Joshua Werner!!!