Might notice that the updates for this blog have been... somewhat nonexistent for a few months now, but I have been working day and night (literally) on a graphic novel project and just haven't had time for updates! Will be putting more info up about this project, titled, "Dirt Vol. 1: Tornado Water" soon, but for now here's some teaser art and a link to our Kickstarter! Thanks to everyone lending some support!

Art is by myself (Michael McMenemy), Colors by Joshua Jensen, Story by John Morello.

Click here to check out the Kickstarter video and more information.

-Kung Fu Mike


Re-post, Kung Fu Mike now on Twitter...

Also put this exact post on the Pale Dragon Blog, but anyway:

Yes, I finally did it. I joined Twitter. I'm not too sure how much I'll use it, but I've been encouraged by people saying that it's a good way to keep people updated on my art and graphic novel efforts. If you're interested, click here. I plan to "Tweet" about all things Pale Dragon, including the presentation on creating graphic novels I'll be giving for the West Boylston Arts Foundation on March 22nd, at 6:30. Should be fun! Hope I don't run out of stuff to talk about! They were nice enough to provide me with the flyer below:

-Kung Fu Mike


Neato sketches for an unfinished Zombie Comic

The following post was written months ago and for some reason left un-published. It's pretty ho-hum if you ask me, but again it's been a while since any posts went up, so here goes:

I assume this girl was supposed to be the lead. I'm sure it was some gruesome tale of survival with some farmer-types facing off against hordes of the undead or some such. Whatever the reason, I tried drawing this young lady driving a tractor. Woah, nice gams!

Of course those gams I'm referring to are the ghost images of leg anatomy you can see through the page. I used to practice that stuff a lot, and I think it did pay off a little in terms of sketching figures without reference.

Anywho, here's another farmer type who's a bit ornery.

"Bite me!" he says!! Get it!? It's funny because there are ZOMBIES!

Anywho, sorry for getting your hopes up, there are no actual Zombies in this post.

Check out this site for a cornucopia of Zombie mayhem. Also, there's a post here at McNemesis.com from my 24 Hour Comic called "I, Zombie" by clicking here.



Pale Dragon, Issue 1, Page 01

Finally updated the Pale Dragon website to display pages from the book! I'm planning to release one page (or spread) a week for the next 24 weeks. I decided to invest in a pro version of simple viewer to take care of this, because it made more sense than having to code a new web page every single week. Anyone have a good idea of how to protect the art, rather than just letting full size images float around on the web, or should I just not worry about it? I'm pretty much operating on the belief that if people like this comic enough to steal it and reproduce (share) it with their friends, that's only helping me popularize my character, art and story line. Any thoughts?

Here's the first spread uploaded today. Click on it to check out the ever-evolving site.



The Pale Dragon website

Reeeeally quick post just to advertise my new website for the comic project I've mentioned from time to time. The Pale Dragon is available for sale through the "Buy Comics" link! More to follow...




The Pale Dragon finished cover

The final (I think?) colors for the cover I put up last week. Everything's pretty much set and prepped to go for the entire book, should be seeing some printed issues in another few weeks! Not sure if I'll keep that caption on the left margin... but it fits pretty well and is reference to a line in the actual book. I'm going to have to mull that over. Anyway, thanks go to Jeff, Derek and Adrian, who gave some good feedback the logo you see there, and Jon Sun for helping me with the chop many years ago!



Worcester Film Works

I was contacted recently about doing a logo for a local film project called Worcester Film Works. I completely misinterpreted the intention of the organization with the first round of sketches, assuming it was a local film company. The first attempt was pretty funny in a terrible way, I'd done a logo with a guy with a hammer and film reels and spotlights and stars and whatnot... In short, it came out looking like pure communist propaganda. Oops. Maybe I'll post it one day if I'm really desperate, but it's definitely nothing I'm proud of! After that, I did a little research and found out that the actual goal behind WFW is that they'll be SHOWING movies (free to the public) on Worcester Common... not MAKING them! Anywho, I did a bunch of sketches and threw as many movie inspired touches as I could think of. I boiled those down to what I thought were the few most fun ideas in this image:

And then had a little fun throwing it all together in this sketch:

... But then removed a lot of the clutter and just kept the simplified "W" made of film, and sent that off with a bunch of other interpretations in this grouping of logos:

I'd really meant for this to be more of a jumping off point to do some fun designs with, but in the end, they went for the WFW side-by-side letters. Oh well... it's a start!

If you're from Worcester, click the title of this post to check out their schedule for this summer.

I'm looking... forward... to Back To The Future!