Wednesday, November 10, 2010

High Moon Tribute Art: Igor Glushkin



Talented artist, Igor Glushkin, had this fun sketch of HIGH MOON's Macgregor to pass along. Dig Igor's art? Check out his DeviantArt page or visit him on Twitter!




Saturday, October 30, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Happy Birthday Zuda Comics


This month we've been celebrating the anniversary of HIGH MOON, which launched three years ago this day -- at approximately this time on the Zuda Comics website. Not so coincidentally, Zuda Comics also launched on this time, on this day, three years ago.

This is their celebration as much as it is ours.

HIGH MOON wouldn't be what it is without the integrity, hard work, and incredible determination of folks like Kwanza Johnson, Ron Perazza, Nika Vagner, Dave McCullough, Mike Zagari, Micheal Wright, Jessica Numsuwankijkul, Maria Cabardo, Paul Levitz, and many others. We owe our success to you -- and we can't possibly thank you enough.

Thank you ... and Happy Birthday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Twitter and Facebook Offer




Steve and I have had a lot of fun celebrating High Moon's third birthday with you -- and we'd like to give something back to you -- the fans who have supported us over these last few years.

We have assorted HIGH MOON swag bags to give away* - for the first twenty-five people who change their Twitter or Facebook avatars to a character from HIGH MOON for the duration of October 30th.

Here are the official details:
- The offer begins on October 30th.
- You should follow me and Steve Ellis on Twitter.
- You have to change to avatar to a character (or monster) from HIGH MOON.
- Twitter users must include this tag in their tweet: #highmoon
- Facebook users must tag the HIGH MOON group in their wall post
- Extra points for linking to the HIGH MOON comic and writing "Happy Birthday High Moon"
- After I verify your post, I will contact you by Direct Message to get your mailing address.
- This offer is good for the FIRST 25 people who change their avatars to celebrate HIGH MOON
- Swag bag will take about two weeks to deliver.
- One offer per household.


EXTRA SPECIAL RULE
- Since BOX 13 is also celebrating its birthday this month, BOX 13 loyalists who change their avatars to characters from BOX 13 will receive a BOX 13 swag bag.
- We have 13 of these to give way.
- One offer per household.


We'll have a LOT of stuff to share tomorrow -- including our tip of the hat to Zuda Comics on the third anniversary of their launch, as well as some other surprises, so stay tuned!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Halloween Reading

"Who doesn’t love a good scary story, especially this time of year?" -- that's the question Kevin Pearl asks and answers with a post that examines some of this season's TOP HALLOWEEN READS available through comiXology.

Here's what he had to to say about HIGH MOON:

High Moon #1-#11: Werewolf’s and Cowboys, two of the halloween costumes that may never go out of style and neither hopefully will this award winning digital comic that celebrates 3rd year on the web this month as a comic tailor made for halloween. It’s a little tough to pick out a single issue from a series so ripe with horrors and twists so go ahead and download all 11 issues right now…if you dare!

Click here to read the entire post -- which includes THE NIGHT OWLS, BATMAN, and more!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: High Moon Fan Art


The lovely Jess Kirby prepared this touching piece of art to help us celebrate our birthday.

Thank you so very much, Jess!

If you are an artist (of any caliber) and would like to share your tribute of HIGH MOON, drop us a link on twitter or by e-mail at: david dot gallaher @ gmail dot com.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Tristan Concept Art



What you're seeing here is some exclusive - never before see - concept art featuring Tristan Macgregor. Tristan, who made his debut in the Second Season of High Moon, quickly became a favorite character of many readers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: The High Moon Art Sale Returns!

TO CELEBRATE THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HIGH MOON ...


Steve Ellis and I have re-opened the HIGH MOON art store.
This is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of the critically-acclaimed series.
We have a lot of awesome and affordable pages - nearly ALL of them priced for $50!

You can view our online store, right here!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Where To Find HIGH MOON




Over the last few weeks, several of you have asked where to find digital and print copies of HIGH MOON --

The first three chapters of HIGH MOON were collected last October by DC Comics. You can order the print collection through your local area comic book shop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Borders.

The entire series is also available digitally through Comixology' Comics or DC Comics apps for the iPhone and iPad Operating System. You can also download the issues from here - and read them on your computer or import them them into your ipad or iphone. The first issue is free -- and every additional issue is just 99 cents!

And finally, for those of you savvy comic reading gamers our there -- HIGH MOON is also available through the DIGITAL COMICS store on the Playstation Network for your PSP.

However you choose to read HIGH MOON -- I think you'll find it is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: The Brooklyn Ink

Richard Nieva of THE BROOKLYN INK took some time earlier this month to stop by the studio and talk to Steve Ellis and I about creating HIGH MOON and BOX 13 for the digital age. The interview sheds some light on how Steve and I collaborate together.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Steve Ellis on The Beat




While we re-build some of the blog posts that Blogger ate, please check out HIGH MOON'S Steve Ellis on The Beat, which also spotlights the fine folks of Comic Social Club.

Monday, October 18, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Guerrilla Geek


The talented folks at Guerrilla Geek took the opportunity to interview Steve Ellis about the anniversary of HIGH MOON. Please take a moment to check out this great site and read this amazing interview.

Friday, October 15, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Amin Amat



Moonstone Books penciller and all-around nice guy, Amin Amat, sketched out this menacing sketch of HIGH MOON's Matthew Macgregor. If you dig Amin's work, please be sure to check out his website or follow him on Twitter.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Gabe Ostley covers HIGH MOON

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Gabe Ostley, of the HAMMER creative team, put together this spectacular HIGH MOON tribute piece. If you haven't had the opportunity to read THE HAMMER, I suggest you do so -- since the first issue is absolutely and completely free!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: John Bivens covers High Moon



The remarkable John Bivens, whose work you may remember from Zuda, put togther this fantastic tribute art for HIGH MOON. If you dig the sketch, please be sure to check him out on Twitter or visit his website.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Werewolves.Com





We'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to thank Werewolves.Com for their kind words and flattering coverage last week. If you are a werewolf fan, the site is absolutely worth checking out -- for all sort of news, discussion, and trivia. We'll see you there!

Monday, October 11, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Dan Govar covers Tristan


The ultra-talented Dan Gover (creator behind the hit series AZURE) made this awesome illustration of Tristan that we though was well-worth sharing. If you dig Dan's work -- we're sure you'll love his series AZURE, which you can read right here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Rusty Shackles covers HIGH MOON



Some of you may know of artist Rusty Shackles from his fantastic work with Comics Alliance or from the Covered blog. Not too long ago, Rusty made this amazing HIGH MOON image -- and to celebrate our anniversary of the series, I thought I'd take the time the share it. If you dig Rusty's work, go follow him on Twitter. You'll be glad you did.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: NYCC Saturday Schedule

If you will be at the show New York Comic Con is upon us!, you can visit Steve and I at anyone to these times and locations:

COMIC SOCIAL BOOTH
10 am - 12 pm:
5 pm - 7 pm

COMIXOLOGY BOOTH
12 pm - 1:30 pm


We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Steve Ellis on Sketch Maven

As Steve and I make our preparations for the New York Comic Con, you can celebrate 31 Days of HIGH MOON, with this fantastic interview that Steve did with Sketch Maven.

Tomorrow, we'll be posting our New York Comic Con signing schedule.

See you then!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: NYCC Goodies

As we mentioned yesterday, Steve Ellis and & I will have a brand new limited HIGH MOON print for the New York Comic Con -- but what we didn't mention were all of the other cool things we'll have - HIGH MOON and otherwise:

For starters, Steve Ellis will have 10 slots available detailed art commissions!

Steve will be doing 10 x 15 or 8 x 10 pieces in your choice of 3 mediums: watercolor, pen & ink, or pencil. These will go quickly, but if you want to make sure YOU get one, send him an email with what you want here: steve@hypersteve.com

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We'll of course have copies of HIGH MOON, prints, and genuine werewolf teeth necklaces - along with a a few things for the HIGH-END HIGH MOON collector. We'll also have copies of BOX 13, DARKSTAR & THE WINTER GUARD, copies of SCREAM and sketchbooks.

You'll find all this and more at BOOTH #2641 during the NEW YORK COMIC CON --
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: NYCC Debut



Debuting at this year's NEW YORK COMIC CON is this fantastic HIGH MOON print by Steve Ellis. Stop by the Comic Social Club [Booth #2641] and it can be yours for ten bucks.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Tribute Art

As a tribute to HIGH MOON, the fine folks at Drawbridge decided to draw themselves some werewolves and cowboys.


Here's what they came up with!













If you are an artist (of any caliber) and would like to share your tribute of HIGH MOON, drop us a link on twitter or by e-mail at: david dot gallaher @ gmail dot com.

Monday, October 4, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Where High Moon Started From ...


Six years ago today, I drew this sketch from this crazy dream I had about a werewolf western series. And HIGH MOON was born -- sort of. Back then, Matthew Macgregor borrowed heavily from Gun Smoke and Have Gun, Will Travel -- but things changed, Steve Ellis and Scott O. Brown came on board -- Macgregor and the series took on a life of its own. And I'm grateful it did.

But, everything started here -- with this humble sketch ... six years ago.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: High Moon Creators team with Comic Social Club

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HIGH MOON and BOX 13 Comic Book Creators – David Gallaher and Steve Ellis will be displaying their comic books and graphic novels during the New York Comic Con from October 8th – 10th.

During the show, Steve will be taking commissions - and the duo will have plenty of HIGH MOON prints and goodies, along with copies of BOX 13 and DARKSTAR & THE WINTER GUARD.

You can find them at the Comic Social Club Booth #2461 during the show – you can also follow them on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/comicsocialclub

Saturday, October 2, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON: Werewolves & Winter Guard

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Chris Arrant of Robot 6 and David Pepose of Newsarama took some time to talk to David Gallaher about the writing process, writing High Moon, and experimenting with digital comics in a pair of interviews:

David Gallaher talks with Robot 6
David Gallaher talks with Newsarama

Friday, October 1, 2010

31 Days of HIGH MOON

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This month marks the third anniversary of HIGH MOON as a digital comic series, it also marks a year since the publication of the HIGH MOON trade. All of that is very exciting stuff. To commemorate the event, Steve Ellis and I will be spending the entire month of October sharing a lot of HIGH MOON related goodies. We’ll talk about the HIGH MOON video game, discuss our experiences about Zuda, show a bunch of great HIGH MOON related art, discuss the Tristan spin-off, the planned anthology, the fifth season, we'll also link to some online interviews, and maybe even have a contest or two.

It is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to all of our readers and fans for their tremendous support during our last three years at DC Comics.

So, grab your Stetson and your six-shooter -- and join us as we celebrate with a BANG!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baltimore Comic Con and Commissions!!!!



Baltimore Comic Con is going to be a big blast! I'm up for two Harvey awards,  Best Inker of the Year and Best Online Comic!

 I'm going to be there promoting High Moon and Box 13 at an exhibitor table with a few of my "Zuda Crew" friends, (The talented creators Dan Govar of Azure, Bobby Timony of Night Owls,  Kevin Colden of I Rule the NIght and Matthew Petz of War of the Woods!) 

I plan to have my 2010 sketchbook on sale as well as some prints from High Moon and  Box 13 as well as original art from the series. 

Commisions! I will have ten slots available for the Convention! I'll only be working at the convention and these will go quick, but if you want to make sure you get one, send me an email with what you want here: steveart1@gmail.com

I'll be doing 10 x 15 or 8 x 10 pieces in your choice of 3 mediums: watercolor, pen & ink, or pencil. If I think I can handle more at the con, I'll open more up, and if you won't be at the convention, I can mail them out!

Box 13 the Pandora Process just started jump on for free at Comixology!
Also, there is a sale on HIgh Moon, Box 13 and The Silencers on the Comixology apps( web, iphone, ipad) go read them adn enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The HIGH MOON $50 Art Sale

THE HIGH MOON ART SALE is ON!



This is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of the critically-acclaimed series.
We have a lot of awesome and affordable pages - nearly ALL of them priced for $50!

You can view our online store, right here!

HIGH MOON nominated for a 2010 Harvey Award!




I'm very proud to announce that HIGH MOON has been Harvey nominated for BEST ONLINE COMIC for a second year in a row. Not to be outdone, the exceptional Steve Ellis also received a nomination for BEST INKER. Thank you all for the nominations and the incredible public support for HIGH MOON, we could not have done it without you. To cast your vote for HIGH MOON and for Steve Ellis, please complete the ballot, found right here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Non Con photos



The debut of Non Con 2010 was a great success. NonCon was a party for the comics community in NYC during the dates of San Diego. I came up with the idea, when I found out that there were many NYC comics people not going. Lots of comics' luminaries showed up and we drank a lot of beer and had a great time! If you'd like to check out the album, you can find it here http://picasaweb.google.com/SteveArt1

NonConPhotos# Thanks to everyone who came, the volunteers, MoCCA and Jerry's Artarama for their sponsorship!

Steve

Thursday, July 22, 2010

On Sale - July 21


Available now on the iPhone, iPad, and PSN Comics:




HIGH MOON #4
David Gallaher, Steve Ellis & Scott O. Brown
Macgregor investigates a mysteriously artificial foe – a foe related to the deaths of a local man’s sons; and subsequently winds up in the midst of a love triangle.
Price: 99¢


Friday, July 2, 2010

An Open letter to Zuda creators and Zuda Fans....

I have mixed feelings about the changes at Zuda Comics. (see http://zuda.blog.dccomics.com/2010/07/01/the-future-of-zuda/). Even though some of the comics will continue into the future (including my and David Gallaher's High Moon) under a Zuda banner on PlayStation Network, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and on the web at comiXology and soon at DC online, approximately 30 ongoing series will be coming to an end.

Zuda was a bold experiment put together and administered by the crew at DC Comics to expand DC Comics into the webcomics world. It ran as a competition to bring in new talent, expose talent that had been on the sidelines of the comics biz, and allow that talent to shine in an environment that preferred new, original, creator-driven projects.

Some great new projects joined the world of comics, earning many awards and accolades for the creative teams.  It created a community of supporters, readers and friends many times outside the mainstream of the comics reading public.

I have met and learned about creators from around the world. I got to enjoy their projects, be inspired by their creativity and drink their booze at con after-parties.

I have had a creative renaissance working on High Moon and was inspired on a daily basis by the support of the fans who posted regularly even though I was terrible at posting back. The fact that I was paid to create a project and be able to give it all of my time and effort to make it the best project possible and have an instant feedback community was a fantastic way to forge my skills as a storyteller and artist. Zuda has also facilitated the creation of a creative partnership with David Gallaher which has moved past High Moon to other projects like Box 13 from Red5 and Comixology as well as Darkstar and the Winter Guard from Marvel.

Now we are moving onto a new era of Zuda and a new era of High Moon. (see Kwanza Johnsons post from today http://zuda.blog.dccomics.com/)

It's bittersweet as we leave some friends to continue on their own. I look forward to seeing them continue these projects elsewhere or move onto new creative projects altogether. I expect Greatness from all of you guys.

There is a bond between us all forged by the common experience of having been through the sometimes gruelling competition process.

If I may speak for the other creators who will be moving forward with DC, we will always be Zudites together.

Thanks for everything,

Steve Ellis

Monday, April 19, 2010

2010 Harvey Award Nomination Ballots Online Now!

2010 Harvey Award Nomination Ballots Online Now!



This year, there is an incredible selection of candidates to nominate. While you are nominating, remember that HIGH MOON is again eligible for BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK and our new series, BOX 13 is eligible for BEST NEW SERIES and BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK. Please also consider any number of these amazing Zuda titles which are ALL eligible for BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK: THE NIGHT OWLS, BAYOU, CELADORE, SUPERTRON, I RULE THE NIGHT, BOTTLE OF AWESOME, or LAMORTE SISTERS.


To nominate, download the .txt file below:

Download .txt Final Ballot (for email)

E-Mail Submission: harveyballots@hotmail.com

Ballot Deadline April 23, 2010

Snail Mail : Paul McSpadden ; Administrator Harvey Awards ; 605 West Arapaho Road ; Richardson, Texas 75080

The Harvey Awards will be announced and presented as part of the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con, August, 28, 2010

2010 PDF Format ballot will be available soon!

BALTIMORE, MD (March 8, 2010) -- The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year's Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Ballots are due for submission by April 23rd, 2010.

The Harvey Awards will be presented on August 28th, 2010 in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. After a triumphant 2009 Harvey Awards, we are thrilled to welcome back Scott Kurtz, (www.pvponline.com) as The Master of Ceremonies for the awards dinner and presentation.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. The Harvey Awards are the only industry award both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Professionals who participate will be joining thousands of your peers in honoring the outstanding achievements in comics for 2009. Your participation in completing this Nominating Ballot will allow the Harvey Awards Committee to place before you a Final Ballot in May - one which reflects your candidates for the most outstanding comics work of 2009.

We look forward to your participation and input in this process, and we look forward to seeing you at the Baltimore Comic-Con and the Harvey Awards.
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the 2010 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28th.

For More information about The Harvey Awards, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com

2010 Harvey Awards Ceremony - Saturday August 28th - Baltimore MD

Thank you for your time and consideration,

David Gallaher

Saturday, January 2, 2010