The Official Blog for the upcoming Graphic Novel by Tony Medina

The Official Blog for the upcoming Graphic Novel by Tony Medina
The Story of a hired killer and a brave little girl.warning: this blog may contains scenes of cartoon voilence, and profanity. Reader discretion is advised.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

And so it begins....

Here it is... Production on "No Regrets" is finally underway.

I will post new pics and documentary videos via You Tube soon...

For now.... here's a promo shot of one of the stars

John Sandefur:

And the other star of the story

Brad Bowen:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When Pencil Met Paper...

So I have found myself doing the unthinkable, during the long and difficult planning stages of production, Drawing.

Yup. Actually putting pencil to paper, and would you believe it? I liked it.

SO... I'm posting only a couple of images for now...

Just so you know, I don't like the way I draw... thus why I fully intended to use PHOTOGRAPHY instead of illustrating the comic... but in order to know what I need to shoot, I needed to do 'storyboards' for angle, composition, framing... blah blah blah.

So, I'm not totally happy with drawing on it's own, however, as I go into this massive source of what is called creativity, I will draw like it's my job.

This one is for all that 'space crap when you get addies...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bullets and Daisies Character Profile: Nicole K. Ellis

Here she is folks. One of many you will meet in this story but definitely this one here is no small 'taters. NOPE.

She's the main character, and performed by Mindy Howard.

Hope you enjoy this frame as much as I did working on it. YEAH!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bullets and Daisies: Issue 1 "Brave Little Girl"

Hello Folks,

This here is probably my proudest moment of blogging: I'm introducing to the world the two main characters of this story:

Meet Mindy Howard cast as the Female Assassin "Nicole K. Ellis". For those who have followed my posts from before, yes this does change things a bit. First, let's get a great look at a woman who, next to my wife, could kick anyone's ass....

Mindy Howard
Mrs. Howard has been part of my family's life for almost ten years. She has been an inspiration for postive spirit and for creative expression.

I have yet to find a person with a more infectious smile versus my wife's or my daughter's. And she's a great photographer in her own right.

She also happens to be the Godmother of our beautiful daughter.

She is fully capable of scowling the fear of death into even the hardest of hearts.

When my wife suggested casting her as the part, the story went completely platinum in my mind. She is the perfect face and heart for this story and I am honored to get to work with her in it.

Look out Hollywood: Here is

Marissa Rice cast as "Tina Stevenson". This little girl has the potential of being a massive star in/on the big screen.

I am honored and blessed to be working with such an amazing little girl. She is a totally awesome kid with a great attitude and a guru's patience. She came to the photoshoot ready and completley set to go. Another great infectious smile I hope everybody gets to see, (although her character rarely smiles in this story, I will do my best get some smiles in there).

But here she is, and I hope you enjoy how she looks....
These are actual shots to be used in the first issue where "Nicole" finds "Tina" in the most uncomfortable of places.

Here, Nicole removes the duct tape that had Tina bound at her feet.

This little girl (Marissa) can act. And she's not even 13. I better get my scenes done with her soon before some bigtime Director scoops her up and puts her in a multi-award winning movie.

I'm working diligently to get as much of those photos done for the first issue. We still have some scenes to shoot to finish the issue, but I assure you, this will not be difficult with the talent I get to work with.

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO: Munpe Q for the most exquisite photography, Bird for the assisting with the
Meticulous job of shot tracking with the shot list, My wife for giving me the best support for doing this project and My Bro in Law: Realmnate for helping with the best location we could ask for to do this thing.

Anyway, enough of the mushy stuff....

Dang I can't wait.
"To Hell with my instincts...."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bullets & Daisies: One Shot "Hole In The Wall"

Finally, a finished arc, about a character named "Deese" and his raving about a local joint he frequents. Some story set up and some background on some characters.

Enjoy. (please click on the image to see the larger version)

Special thanks to Carl and the Cricket on the Hill, (all those Sunday nights with guns and guitars, and a little camera), Nick Butler, Stan (The Sundog), and buds Brian and Damon, who this issue would not have been possible.
Created using a 7.1 Megapixel Samsung point and shoot camera, Photoshop 7, Comic Book Creator (whew, without it I'd still be wishing about doing comics) and my sick, artistic fricken creativity. ( oh, and my wife putting up with me whilst doing it.)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Planning is moving along for next photo shoot...

So, I spoke with my main photographer Nuzzy Futz, and he gave some great ideas for the next shoot.

Planning is already underway with new locations and even lighting strategies... I can't wait.
I am still very excited to do this thang. He even spoke with a prospective new Actor/Actress who can fill in on the main role for the little girl "Tina" in this story..
If all goes well, we may even see the first 3 issues of this story finished by end of summer/early Fall.
I will get my poop in a group to see that happen.
Ooh. Pics!!! (click on the images to see a larger version)
These are Test Shots of one "Nick" who is no stranger to comic. Having written some scripts and worked with local artists, He is familiar with ideas and the process. He has even been part of some local independent films and movies, and last but not least, in Music with the Band:BARSTOOL MESSIAH. He had on a killer look one night and I asked to take some shots..
As if he was a Gang leader deciding: "Do I drink this shot, or shoot YOU first?

After all, I DO love my whiskey...

.. Eh.. Nah.. **BLAM!**
Hope you dig these pics as much as I dug doin' em..
See you all again soon...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

First Photo Shoot 5/06 for Bullets and Daisies Issue #3 (MODIFIED 11/27/07)

Notes for this session have been modified. A special thanks to everyone who particitpated. I couldn't have done it with out you. Enjoy some pics, you hounds!