Just a quick note, from us here at Moonlight Art Magazine. We've been off the grid a little, preparing for the next issue and some new adventures for our line of videos, but we hope that you were able to make it out to your local comic book store yesterday (Saturday May 3rd 2014) for Free Comic Book Day. I myself, spent a lovely time at Dragon's Lair Comics, here in Austin, TX. They made a great event out of it for the day, and everyone had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures!
Don't forget, Moonlight Art Magazine is also FREE! Just CLICK HERE to download all the issues.
This video is a little warm up, while I put together the mini documentary When Hollywood Green-Lit Comic Con which I'll be putting on You Tube for free, in the next few weeks.
Batton Lash is the artist, writer, and publisher of his comic book Supernatural Law, which he publishes through his own imprint www.exhibitapress.com, and a artist in residence at Art Lab in San Diego. He can be found every year at the San Diego Comic Con, as shown in this video I shot in 2012.
Read interviews with career artists Camilla d'Errico, Dame Darcy, Joshua Petker, and J.H. Williams III.
It will also include the comic book story, Negative by Christopher
Moonlight, an article about the "value" of art, and updates on CMP's
indie productions, like MyLittle Zombie & Girl In The Window.
Contains depictions of artistic nudity. Reader discretion is advised.
Special thanks to Rich Goddard, who I forgot to thank in this issue. (sorry dude) I couldn't have done this without his help.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you our first block of preview images from Moonlight Art Magazine #2, which should be available for FREE download, in the next week to week and a half. Click the images for the larger versions, and if you really love what we're doing, and want to help us continue to do it, please scroll down to the bottom of this post, to find out how.
Next up, an image from the fully painted/photographed/sculpted comic book story Negative:
...and if you've always wanted to see how someone might work to push the boundaries of their comic book art, then you need to watch this video:
We also have the now legendary artist J.H. Williams III who has worked with the likes of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, pushed the boundaries of design in comics, and opened the door for lesbian relationships in comic book storytelling.
Graffiti artist turned gallery artists and Michelangelo enthusiast, Joshua Petker:
Artist, writer, musician, film maker, and feminine guru, Dame Darcy:
...and Manga and Gallery phenom Camilla d'Errico:
On a final note, producing Moonlight Art Magazine over the years has not always been easy. My wife and I work very hard to raise our family, and make ends meet, while fighting the good fight, for enlightenment through art. If you believe in what we do, understand the true values of the world changes that art can make, and feel that they are important, then please help us to continue, by clicking the link below. If it is not in your power to contribute, then we will be grateful if it is within your power to pass it on to someone who shares our passion, and can.
Below is a little peek at just what kind of work goes into creating Moonlight Art Magazine, and why each issue take so much time. This is a speed sculpt of a Cthulhu creature for the first installment of my comic book story, Negative, which will be featured in issue #2. Yes, it's a very typical Cthulhu design, but Cthulhu is just so Cthool! What? It's my magazine and it's gonna be free to download, so don't complain.
I am sad to announce that due to creative differences, that I
Christopher "Moonlight" Cooksey (artist, production designer, and visual
effects artist) am parting ways in all of my creative capacities with
Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey, and will no longer be actively
involved in the project. I would like to wish Michael O'Kelly and the
rest of the producers on this project well, and hope that the next
chapters in the completion of this documentary are as enjoyable and
fruitful to them, as they are worthy of the name Ray Bradbury. I thank
each and every person involved in this project for the opportunity and
honor of being a part of it for so long. Ray Bradbury will always be one
of my heroes, and it is my hope that his legacy shines as brightly as
possible for as long as human beings draw breath in the universe. God
bless you all, and may you live forever.