Sunday, May 9, 2010

nicolas cage! the comic book experience

Despite everyone's generous pledges, we did not reach the Kickstarter goal on July 4th. But do not mourn, rejoice! For there is another way... click below for PLAN B! 


Here are the pages I managed to complete during the Kickstarter process. More to come in the very near future!

I wanted to draw something to serve as an example of what a comic book about Nicolas Cage would be like. I used the fact that Nicolas Cage recently dyed his hair platinum blonde to "get closer to his Celtic roots," and that he owned a few castles (the depicted castle is ACTUALLY one once owned by Nicolas Cage) and that when he was a kid he thought he could transform into Ghost Rider (and he later did on the silver screen) - I thought it would be amusing for him to get hair dye in his eye and turn into Ghost Rider out of Cage rage... 




Here is the second sample page. I thought it would be fun to run with Nic-as-Ghost-Rider for a few more panels, since a person with a flaming skull is rarely seen talking on the telephone. Also, I've long wanted to make this joke about a sequel to The Rock. I read an interview where Nicolas Cage said that it is actually his skull on fire in the Ghost Rider movie - that they scanned his skull through his head to make that effect. With that in mind, I tried to keep the skull here looking like one that would sit comfortably beneath the skin of cartoon Nicolas Cage...



















I just finished page three. This one was a little trickier since I had to decide which direction to take the story. I didn't want to keep him as Ghost Rider since it is a Nicolas Cage comic, but I wanted to keep him in his castle a little longer, so in the end I opted for breakfast cereal. Since a theme of Nic's latest films seems to be epic quests and codes that only he can decipher, I wanted to spur things in that direction - so his cereal contains a mysterious prize...


















Also I recently made these banners, so feel free to add them to your websites and point them to Plan B - and you can follow this project on Facebook as well! NC! TCBE on FACEBOOK

























The original Kickstarter page can still be viewed here:

6 comments:

Caz said...

LOVE IT!!!

Debra said...

thats good!!! your imagination proceeds you! whats next?

todd! said...

thanks!
i may try coloring this psge in next.
please consider pledging even a little bit to my kickstarter project so i can actually make this book! every little bit helps - and tell all your friends to check it out :-)

Beccalynn said...

Pretty sweet, Todd! I've always loved your comics!

Joe said...
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Joe said...

Get in touch with his Celtic Roots? The guy's the newphew of Francis Ford Coppala. He was in Moonstruck forgoodnesssake! Anyway, comic looks awesome and I can't wait to read it. Best of Luck Todd!