I created this digital print as one of the rewards for the Rain of the Ghosts full-cast AudioPlay Kickstarter.
Rain of the Ghosts is the first in a Young Adult novel series by Greg Weisman, creator of Disney’s Gargoyles, and a writer and producer for numerous fan-favorite animated series including Spectacular Spider-man, W.I.T.C.H., Young Justice, and Star Wars Rebels. Greg describes the novel this way:
These are the adventures of Rain Cacique, a young girl descended from the indigenous Taíno people of the Caribbean. Rain lives on the Ghost Keys, a chain of islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, where her parents own and run a Bed & Breakfast that is both Rain’s home and place of employment. Over the course of the first book, Rain goes from making beds for tourists to learning she has the ability to communicate with ghosts. Rain has a mystery to solve, a mission to accomplish and a destiny to fulfill. I can honestly guarantee that if you enjoy the sensibility, characters, plotting and surprises I’ve brought to such series as Gargoyles and Young Justice, you’ll love Rain of the Ghosts.
Now Greg wants to bring the story to life as a full-cast audio drama. Not just an audio book with the text of the novel being read by a single performer, but a full cast of 20 actors with sound effects and music! Greg has already paid to record the vocals out of his own pocket, but funds are needed to complete the post-production work and bring the story of Rain Cacique and her friends fully to life.
I created the image you see above as one of many rewards being offered to supporters of the Kickstarter campaign. The digital download print you can earn as a reward is at much higher resolution than this preview version and doesn’t have the big “Rain of the Ghosts” text in the middle of the image!
Here’s more on the Kickstarter:
This is a great project that’s worth supporting. Check out the Kickstarter page to see the great rewards for backing the project, plus the amazing cast Greg has assembled for Rain of the Ghosts, featuring fan-favorite voices from Greg’s many animated series.
Support the Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay Kickstarter!
Here it is! The video of the Young Justice Panel we held at Gallifrey One last February!
Cameron Bowen – Voice of Robin (Tim Drake)
Kris Carter – Composer
Christopher Jones – Comic Book Artist
Stephanie Lemelin – Voice of Artemis
Eric Lopez – Voice of Blue Beetle
Vanessa Marshall – Voice of Black Canary
Michael McCuistion – Composer
Lolita Ritmanis – Composer
Andrew Robinson – Writer
Brent Spiner – Voice of the Joker
Jason Spisak – Voice of Kid Flash
Greg Weisman – Co-creator/Producer, Writer
Many thanks to Gallifrey One for hosting us and allowing us to take video of the event, and to all the wonderful fans who turned up to celebrate the awesomeness that is Young Justice with all of us. We were truly humbled, and had so much fun!
Oh, and if anyone was interested in seeing the two pages discussed from Young Justice: Invasion #25 in greater detail, here they are.
The Cincinnati Comic Expo is this weekend where I’ll be a Featured Guest. It’s at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St in Cincinnati, Ohio. Weekend Tickets are available at the door for $30.
Friday 9/13: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday 9/14: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday 9/15: 10:00am to 5:00pm
I’ll be there for the Preview Night on Friday and All Day Saturday and Sunday. I won’t be in Artists Alley, I’ll be in Booth 431 (next to Blue Line Pro and Illustrator David Michael Beck). I’ll have Young Justice trade paperbacks and Art Prints for sale, and I’ll be doing original commission sketches. I’ll have my usual convention exclusives like the ever-popular Disco Wing mini-print!
We’ll be doing a Young Justice Meet-up for Cosplayers and Fans at 7:00pm (show close) on Saturday. It’s a chance to gather everyone together to meet, get photos, and talk informally. See the graphic below for the meet-up location.
You can read all about the Cincinnati Comic Expo at their website!
Three pages of my original Young Justice art are now for sale on eBay. These are original interior pages from DC Comics Young Justice series, the companion comic to the popular Cartoon Network Young Justice animated TV series. This is original, hand-drawn 11″x17″ page art by Christopher Jones.
Here are direct links to the three individual sales.
Young Justice #20 page 12
Featuring a nice kiss between Superboy and Miss Martian, as well as Superboy’s introduction to Clark Kent. The page also features Garfield Logan, Marie Logan, and Jimmy Olsen!
Young Justice #24 page 08
Featuring Wonder Woman, Superboy, Captain Marvel, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, and The Atom battling the alien villain Kylstar.
Young Justice #24 page 15
Featuring Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel and Superboy battling Kylstar.
Auctions end Sunday August 18, 2013.
By all accounts the Young Justice Meet-up at San Diego Comic Con 2013 was a grand success. These meet-ups are a great opportunity for the creative team behind Young Justice to meet and talk to fans in a setting more informal than a panel, plus there’s a greater opportunity for photos and autographs. I’m soooo sorry I couldn’t be at San Diego Comic Con to be a part of this meet-up, but it looks like things went just fine without me!
Young Justice producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti hosted the event, with other members of the YJ creative team in attendance including Stephanie Lemelin (voice of Artemis), Jason Spisak (voice of Wally West/Kid Flash), Vanessa Marshall (voice of Black Canary), and writer of the original Young Justice comic book, Peter David! My apologies to others in the photos who I don’t know by their face!
Here’s a Newsarama interview with Greg and Brandon, from just before the meet-up.
And now without further ado, photos (courtesy of Brandon Vietti unless otherwise noted)!
Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis), producer Greg Weisman, Vanessa Marshall (Black Canary), Jason Spisak (Wally West), producer Brandon Vietti with other artists from Young Justice. (Greg, Brandon – Give me names and I’ll add them!)
Young Justice Meet-up SDCC 2013
Young Justice Meet-up SDCC 2013
Brandon Vietti rocking his Demon T-shirt with a great Nightwing cosplayer at the SDCC 2013 YJ Meet-up.
Wonder Girl and Nightwing cosplayers at the SDCC 2013 YJ Meet-up.
Spitfire Reunion! Jason Spisak (Wally West) and Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis), with Brandon lurking in the background.
Young Justice Meet-up at SDCC 2013
Photo Courtesy of AJ Draven