Scary Bird

Scary Bird
Bird at Castle Howard - photo by Jeremy Fiest

Friday, July 15, 2011

Seven% ready for the San Diego Comic-Con

It's official: the first issue of Seven% is awesome.

And who's the authority to deem it as such?

Me.

...and this guy: #1 Supporter

Well, and you, too, of course. If you know what's good for you and your family, that is. Because my friend from above there would be more than happy to pay them a visit, and maybe even...pierce some things...

No, but seriously, it looks fantastic, and my fellow creators and I couldn't be more excited to pimp it around Comic-Con next week. We've printed a few hundred copies, so if you see us walking around, and are interested, stop us and ask to check one out.

We'll give you a back rub...well, Luke will.

I'll just watch.

Okay, enough blabbering. Here is the cover and the first 5 pages of the book. I've also added a couple more select pages to demonstrate the range of imagery in just the first issue.

Story by Luke Keith and Jeremy Fiest (Hi, how's it going?)
Written by Jeremy Fiest
Art by Jarreau Wimberly

And, here ya be...

I love you.







And a couple extra without dialogue or captions...



Friday, January 21, 2011

"7%"

7% is an upcoming epic scifi project by creators Luke Keith and Jeremy Fiest (me, of course), creator and writer of Dawn of the Ninja. What follows is the first image for the project. This is a "teaser" of sorts.

Created by Luke Keith and Jeremy Fiest
Written by Jeremy Fiest

Concept artwork is done by the very beautiful, Marta de Andres.

Enjoy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

ISLAND TALES: Legend of Sirena

I had a lot of fun with this legend. The story is about a girl who transforms into a mermaid, so I thought it may be fun if we treated it like a werewolf transformation rather than making look like some enchanted process. Again, the art of Ray Dillon did not fail to go above and beyond.

The story is based on this LEGEND if you're interested in reading a bit about it.

I'm not posting any letters for this one because it will be paired with the other Island Tales story I posted below. If you want to read the rest you'll have to buy it...;)

You can keep up-to-date at the Island Tales website.

"Island Tales is a comic anthology based on folklore and mythology from the Pacific.  Some stories are adapted from traditional stories while others are modern retellings of the classics."








Some "Silicon Dragon"

Here are a few pages from the 200 page graphic novel I was commissioned to adapt from an existing movie treatment. This is our hero in the chair. I enjoy abusing protagonists; they ask for it, though, don't they? ;)

Art by Ray Dillon







Monday, November 15, 2010

Island Tales: "The Battle of Strength Between Two Chiefs"

Island Tales is a comic anthology based on folklore and mythology from Pacific. Some stories are adapted from traditional stories, while others are modern retellings of the classics.

This short story is based on the poem by the same title. If you're interested in reading it, you can find it HERE.

Below you will find some of the completed pages from my eleven page contribution. This was a joy to write, and I hope to do more for Island Tales in the future. So, stay tuned!

Check it:
































Created by Stephen Smil
Written by Jeremy Fiest (That's me)
Pencils, Inks, Colors, & Letters by Ray Dillon


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yes, I am a trailer addict...

Thought I would post some trailers for the films I'm currently most excited about. Please, feel free to let me know if I've missed anything super cool, but really these are only a FEW of the films I'm looking forward to. The full list would take much more time.

First up we have 127 HOURS by Danny Boyle. I've see all of his films, and aside from already being an awesome filmmaker, he's one of those that continues to get better with every project. This film looks fantastic, and James Franco looks as though he gives a great performance. 




Next we have TRUE GRIT by Joel and Ethan Coen. I have to say that I am most excited about this film. The Coens are among my personal favorite contemporary filmmakers. The cast, which includes Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon is also quite stellar. I have very little doubt that this will be anything less than great. 





This third choice is another complete package as far as actor and director are concerned. In BIUTIFUL we have Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu directing and Javier Bardem in the leading role. On top of that the trailer looks amazing! However, I do have to say that I prefer the trailer Apple currently has up so you may want to go check it out there at this link: Biutiful - or you can just be lazy and watch this one.





Whoa. This looks nuts.THE BLACK SWAN. I've been a fan of Darren Aronofsky since I saw Requiem for a Dream and then later went back and watched Pi, which I also loved. I would have to say that he is one of the most ambitious and interesting filmmakers today; however, while it was a fine effort, I was not a huge fan of The Fountain. What I'm most interested in is what he will do with X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Wow. What a strange, yet, cool choice! All that aside, I have a good feeling about this one:





I think five will do for now. This last choice is THE FIGHTER by David O. Russell. I'm interested in this film on multiple levels. Firstly, I was a professional cage fighter so I have a deep appreciation for the source material, and secondly, because I'm a huge fan of both David O. Russell and Christian Bale. Three Kings is one of my very favorite films, and, of course, Christian Bale is always fantastic; though, it looks like he's, once again, gone above and beyond the call of duty physically for the role - as he did in the machinist - by losing a shit-load of weight. Check it:





Like I said up top, these, of course, are not all the films/trailers I'm jazzed about at the moment, but they do fall at the top of my list. If there's something you think should be on here, please, feel free to post a link. I'm always on the lookout for an awesome trailer. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Great Wall


If you have brought a ladder, take it home.
It will not help you here, in this land,
where even great men lose their authority
in the shadow of the wall.

I have run miles, and miles, and miles
only to trip on my shoelaces
or the remains of other fallen men.
Though, when I stand, I stand taller than before.
Yet never quite tall enough.

Long ago, I was a fool and plucked out my eye
and tossed it to a bird, but could not see a thing,
as the wall has no patience for shortcuts
on this side of great beauty and pain and lust.

I say to you, “Why climb this Great Wall?”
Fingers bleed as you lick your wounds,
all for another chance to remember
you a blind man among blind men.
Instead, you could sit with me and eat fruit.

The wall was not built by the hands of flesh.
Nor will it grant us pity
Because our tears fill the sea,
and drown us as we scream at the sun.

For the day I see over
is the day I grow to a thousand feet
And jump from star to star
as I watch headless chickens play
and remember the hour that I was lost.