In preparation for my next project (more on that soon), I’ve been drawing from photos of NY in the 20s and 30s. Here are a few…
Some pages from my current work-in-progress, a gruesomely funny fable for children, with contemporary satirical subtext for grownups:
Two concept drawings for a new character. I’ll use these as a feature in an upcoming issue of Boston Powers: “Boston Superheroes Through the Ages”Continue reading “Cycle Centaur”
If I’m going to take time away from my bigger project for a one-page comic, you know it has to be a truly important story:
Now through September 17, Boston Comics Roundtable is raising funds for the second year of “Boston Powers,” Superhero comics for kids, set in and around Boston:
I’m the editor of the books, plus contributing stories of The Blue Lobster…
…and other features, alongside the dozens of great stories from the artists and writers of the BCR.
Be a pal, won’t you, and help fund issues 4, 5 and 6 of Boston Powers?
Two recent positive reviews for “Lunatic.” In the Boston Globe, Nina McLaughlin wrote on December 17: “Moonglow. Cambridge native Dan Mazurâ€™s magic new book â€œLunaticâ€ (Ninth Art) is an elegant, moving wordless story of a womanâ€™s ardent relationship with the moon. The illustrations move from her infancy to her adulthood, as she tilts her gaze upwards, dreamy and yearning, to see a companion peering back down at her. She devotes herself to its study at university, and launches herself towards it in more literal ways. The atmosphere of illustration shifts as time moves; Mazur, a co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, uses ink washes, pencil and nib pen, acrylic paints, giving each lifestage a distinct energy. The main character has a force and vitality to her, and a solitude. There is ardor in her, and melancholy, too. Mazur takes her on an otherworldly journey, and opens us to the different incarnations intimacy and life meaning can take. He also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the process and decision-making that went into the making of the book, a compelling look at artistic choices for both artists and readers alike.”
On December 30, The Beat published “Everyone Should Be a Lunatic” by John Seven:
My new character, The Blue Lobster, makes his debut in issue 3 of “Boston Powers,” the kid-friendly, Boston-based superhero comic from Boston Comics Roundtable (which I also edited, so no wonder my story made it in!) You can buy it! Here: http://bostoncomics.com/boston-powers-on-sale-now/
Here’s a peek: page one!
Here are the first sketches of the new character for my story which will appear later thie year, in the third issue of BOSTON POWERS:
I got my copies of the “official” Fanfare edition of Lunatic, so I now have the book available in 2 sizes: the Fanfare version is 240 by 190 mm (about 8.5 x 7.5 inches). My first version was printed at 12 by 9 inches, so… bigger! I still have a few of those left for sale, the downside being it doesn’t have the 11-page “process” epilogue added for Fanfare. But they’re both $20 (plus $5 for shlepping and handling), so take your pick! Asking your local comics shop or bookstore to order it for you works too!
OrderÂ here – please specify which version you want (price is the same $20 = $5 shipping)