Grasspeople Comic is coming to New York Comic Con 2017

Everything is finally ready for digital and print release next month.

It's been a long journey, but Grasspeople is finally ready for the masses.

Special, limited edition, signed first issues in hardbound one of a kind book boxes will be available during Comic-Con.

Here's a peek inside. Unique, hand sculpted bronze sword closures bind the book in leather.

Grasspeople to be released on Comixology and in print

Check back for release dates soon.

New T-Shirt shop launched with Grasspeople characters

Just launched my new t-shirt shop with my first design. Fluffy, Bunny, Monkey. Check it out! More to come...

Obsessive Mimicry

Rough pencil page drawing for Grasspeople

Here is a rough pencil page for Grasspeople before any inking or color. Sometimes it's nice to see something before it makes it's way to the final finish.

This is Monk, he is a little roughed up. Well, because he had a bad day. You'll have to wait just a bit longer before the book is released this summer.

More Grass People Character Sketches

Germaine Raptar, dignitary to the council of villages.

Germaine Raptar, was beginning to tire while posing for his annual portrait after the renowned artist Wilton Bark started asking questions about the moth war of Shadow hill village. 

Luna Tera, lives a quiet and peaceful life on the outskirts of the grasslands. He hasn't seen many strangers in the time he's lived there, which makes him very curious about the travelers passing through these parts. Most are afraid of this reclusive creature, but he only eats leaves.

Young Monk is growing up so fast as he travels throughout the region, it is only a matter of time before he solves the true meaning of the book of life.

New Grasspeople character sketches

Geksuga lives in the realm of Grasspeople, his family has been domesticating owl moths for nearly three generations.

This is a winged Kalulu that made its burrow on the outskirts of a colony near the dark forest after she was ousted for tricking the governor of the low lands. She's a a little sad, but she has her Independence.

Geksuga full body illustration.

Another Comic Epic By Allan Linder - Super Robot Mayhem Review

The first time I came across Allan Linders work was in 2012 when he released his neo-noir sci-fi epic Prisoner of the Mind. My mind was blown by his approach to comics at the time. He managed to mix in his fine art skills into sequential comic art to produce something that’s really original. I love his artwork and his comics are like reading through an anthology of fine art.
If you haven’t come by Allan Linder before he’s a life long artist who has galleries of his work all over the world and is currently based in New York working on all sorts of projects from paintings to story boards and making awesome comics.
Compared to Prisoner of the Mind this one is very different in the way it’s put together. POM was a black and white  Sin City meets Blade Runner setting. Grasspeople is a full color dark fairy tale adventure like Zelda meets Lord of the Rings.
The story of Grasspeople follows a boy called Monk and his family who live in a mushroom house in a forest made of grass. One day he comes to the age to follow a rite of passage tradition which goes back generations. On that day it starts off as planned but a very dark force appears and everything Monk loved is taken from him leaving him in his worst nightmare.
So far I’ve read the first issue about four times and each time it’s like the artwork changes due to me noticing more and more detail on each page. It’s one of those books that make you wish comics were printed on A1 paper with poster sized pages.
The story is very captivating in the way it pulls you in with beautiful artwork and by setting up a classic fairy tale type story and turning into a dark fight for heroes life.
This comic is a must read for people who want something different and have a real appreciation for indie comics a cool story and  fine art. Putting it in perspective the artists working on comics for the big publishers probably get about a day to digitally make one page where as on this book Allan Linder has spent years getting this story and it’s artwork just the way he wants it.
So far I’ve managed to get my hands on an early release copy of the first issue but Grasspeople is set to be a five part mini series which will have an official release date summer 2017. I really can’t wait for issue #2 to see more of his work especially if it’s available in digital too, it’s one of those comics you want to be able to zoom into all the detail.
Overall it’s everything I love from indie books, a great stand along story with some amazingly uncompromising artwork which you only get from creator owned original stories.
For more about the comic and author:

I'll let the review speak for itself. I'm feeling very humbled. Thanks Adi. For more info on Super Robot Mayhem, check out his site here. A site run by fans of all things creative and awesome from comics to movies and games.

Grasspeople Teaser 1

This is the first Grasspeople teaser below. I am working on a stop motion animation teaser coming in a month or so, this will be out right before the release of the book.

Grasspeople teaser 1

Monk is the son of an alchemist and the archivist of his people’s history. On his thirteenth birthday following the tradition of his people, Monk sets off on an inner journey to find himself on the way to becoming a man. Along his spiritual odyssey, he discovers his worst nightmares that challenge his inner strength. Using the knowledge of his people that was passed down through generations, he learns who he really is, but at great personal sacrifice.

More to come...

Some Grasspeople inspiration to kick off the summer

I have to see what lives under those two trees.


Covered in growth.

Beautiful view from here.

More growth in the forest.

I have some Grasspeople updates and some news coming soon.

New character designs for Grasspeople

I am exploring some different ideas using nature as the base. Check back for some more coming soon.