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Rough layout from The Mice

Detail from a layout rough for a page from the next Mice graphic novel.

Production of the next Mice GN continues apace. Here’s scene featuring an alien pilot leaping out of his cockpit. Pencils first, then biro, then sharpie. Scanned and turned into blue line in Photoshop.

Re-design of The Mice in The Factory Menace

The first Mice graphic novel is going into Previews UK, either in December or January, which means it will be available for comics and specialist shops to order in the UK. For this reason I have souped up the original cover design and added some of the great quotes the book has been getting over the last few months.

I am especially pleased with the addition of a spine as the previous edition did not have one, due to the fact I had no idea how to make one in InDesign. Now I do.

The back cover cover blurb now goes like this:

WELCOME TO ORDER NINE – A GIANT ALIEN FACTORY WHERE HUMANS ARE THE MICE…
A young couple fight impossible odds against alien invaders – aliens taller than trees, destroyers of civilisation and builders of soulless factories. But as the aliens work 12-hour shifts, The Mice, under their feet, steal food, cut wires and plan their revenge…
From acclaimed 2000 AD and BD artist Roger Mason, The Mice in The Factory Menace is a sci-fi adventure story in which humanity fights for survival and aliens scheme to knock off early.