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Title: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 06 February, 2015, 07:26:51 pm
Hello, fellows
I've been away for a little while( not that I were that active anyway). The reason is that I'm working on my graphic novel called The Hans, and the work process is fairly slow, which means working five days in order to turn in a page a week AND with no money in it for now.
There's a FB page up and running in case you good people want to know more ( I plan to get weekly updates with making of and little teasers for all tastes).
A preview
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/003/1/4/the_hans_preview_01_by_brunostahl-d8cf7n7.jpg)

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/003/f/c/the_hans_teaser_by_brunostahl-d8cf844.jpg)

The Hans's Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans?ref=aymt_homepage_panel (https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans?ref=aymt_homepage_panel)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Darren Stephens on 06 February, 2015, 09:55:10 pm
Looks awesome Bruno.  ;)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 08 February, 2015, 08:59:11 pm
Thanks,sir :D
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: TordelBack on 08 February, 2015, 09:52:07 pm
The parasite laddies are a brilliant piece of design - nice work creating new and disturbing monster in a fairly crowded niche.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: tombonin on 09 February, 2015, 04:54:37 am
Sweet painting and great monsters! Not quite the same but my kids are were watching Hero Factory Brain Attack the other day. Your monsters reminded me, though yours are so much more sinister and gruesome! ;)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 09 February, 2015, 01:40:27 pm
The parasite laddies are a brilliant piece of design - nice work creating new and disturbing monster in a fairly crowded niche.
Really appreciate the feedback, Professor. I wasn't sure about the design, I found them a bit clumsy at first. That's ok thou...they will get even creepier as the story progress
(https://41.media.tumblr.com/e79750beea3def4cdced71c8bb2b3750/tumblr_njd5dh2GAV1qg930oo1_1280.jpg)

Tombonin, curious you said that. In fact, there's a deliberate use of childhood imaginary on those creatures' design  :)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: tombonin on 10 February, 2015, 12:48:30 am
Nothing like your childhood to come back and haunt you. :o
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 19 February, 2015, 12:24:48 pm
And not forgetting Hellmutt, the dog.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1462954_384772618372198_8201027811802276479_n.jpg?oh=52aff5c9cf1066d2c987c1d6bc82f564&oe=558C75C2&__gda__=1435664828_dbb4af94a46eea442f9beaa01c3f8cd9)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: pineapplehead on 19 February, 2015, 03:16:11 pm
very cool, i like the colour, keeps it cohesive, nice work
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 19 February, 2015, 05:13:50 pm
Thanks, sir. I'm trying to use colour as a storytelling tool here, so I'm keeping it tight.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: ZenArcade on 19 February, 2015, 09:02:06 pm
Menschmaschine, what the other squaxx said. Those are pretty disturbing monsters. Like the dog btw. Z
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 21 February, 2015, 08:47:53 pm
Thanks, Zen, really appreciate the input of you all on the creatures.
As usual, another bit of the upcoming mayhem
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10425025_390793037770156_4690468914944348182_n.jpg?oh=a444ae1b86e695c7e0fccbc2a70d2afe&oe=558B9B2E&__gda__=1431367847_3adcccde417f024371749989fc3c1f36)


https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans?pnref=story (https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans?pnref=story)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 02 March, 2015, 12:21:34 pm
Nearly every apocalyptic story contains an arsehole of a character who puts everyone's lives in danger. Can you spot who's the arsehole in The Hans?
(hint: it's someone inclined to hide out in a pub's basement under this kind of situation)
(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/247024_394474184068708_7694838462811480218_n.jpg?oh=97fdf0a0b591a48e37b0a1fe2124d8a9&oe=5586F7CB)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 03 April, 2015, 07:47:09 pm
A forum exclusive :)
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/9fa5bdd4ca74c99f4756f24825c1bdd4/tumblr_nm8ullpkUV1qg930oo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Darren Stephens on 03 April, 2015, 10:08:28 pm
Great work!
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: ZenArcade on 04 April, 2015, 12:22:10 am
Yep this is out there stuff. Love it. Z
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Fungus on 04 April, 2015, 02:14:50 am
Some nice art MM, good luck with this.

I can't tell who the arsehole is because there are no speech bubbles.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Darren Stephens on 04 April, 2015, 02:09:26 pm
Some nice art MM, good luck with this.

I can't tell who the arsehole is because there are no speech bubbles.

Looks like Farage to me. Could be some other arsehole, of course.....!   :lol:
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 04 April, 2015, 04:03:56 pm
Cheers, fellows...well, it's Farage's poorest cousin, Nick Faraday. The arseholery has been in the family business for centuries ;)
I must point out though, that I was working with such a buffoon of a character before 2000AD announcing his upcoming role in Dredd's universe. It's just a natural coincidence, being Farage such an active player in todays politics and a ready-to-use, walking satire. I'm not ripping them off :)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 10 May, 2015, 03:35:07 pm
The Hans #1 cover is finally here :)

 (https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10410408_422211714628288_5637210536312295533_n.jpg?oh=ef2dfd2a2e2fd217e3675b5e3cc2a86b&oe=55CDCC6B)   


                             Join us
https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans?fref=photo (https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans?fref=photo)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: ZenArcade on 10 May, 2015, 04:34:05 pm
Great stuff MM. You have delivered an intriguing piece here. Z
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 11 May, 2015, 04:05:17 pm
Thanks, ZenArcade :)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: tombonin on 14 May, 2015, 07:47:27 am
Sweet cover, man! I really dig the purple shadow on the hammer, really nice character and juxtaposition of colour.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 14 May, 2015, 08:18:03 pm
Cheers, tombonin :)...funny you mention the colours. I did four versions of this cover in order to get the right feeling.
 
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: tombonin on 15 May, 2015, 12:44:35 pm
And I reckon you nailed it. Colours are definitely tough. And wow... 4 trials. That's a lot of work.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 31 May, 2015, 12:27:59 pm
... And wow... 4 trials. That's a lot of work.
Some days are a real nightmare to get anything done.

Here's a little trailer for the series. Hope you fellows will enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9UgMBDfoDE&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9UgMBDfoDE&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Zarjazzer on 31 May, 2015, 12:46:03 pm
looks fantastic -cover and interiors all. 
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Darren Stephens on 31 May, 2015, 01:21:18 pm
That covers great. I'd definitely pick it up for a look in the comic ship, that's for sure.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: IAMTHESYSTEM on 31 May, 2015, 03:13:59 pm
The Dark Judges as busts.100 Euros a piece though.


http://www.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Judges-bust-set-536506521
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 31 May, 2015, 04:15:04 pm
Very stricking, would definetly pick it up if I saw it at my LCS.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 31 May, 2015, 04:59:25 pm
Thanks, guys...your feedback is of great importance to me, mostly coming from a readership that I respect and am part of. This is a one-man-army book and I could easily  lose the objectivity after a while working on it. Also, as a first time supervising all the steps of editing a comic book, I can attest how painfully laborious a task it's. I can't even imagine how to pull it off in a weekly bases. Kudos to Tharg and his droids. Certainly something to be sung in the halls of Valhalla.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 17 June, 2015, 08:24:37 pm
The lettering is on its final stages, all superbly done by Nikki Foxrobot.
Soon...very soon...

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11206060_437733979742728_6565755182925868492_n.jpg?oh=563e2f0b2ec5eba7e05520c21f987124&oe=562F0AEE)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Greg M. on 17 June, 2015, 08:30:41 pm
Blimey - this whole project is looking awfully exciting. You're like a modern day Richard Corben.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 17 June, 2015, 11:11:30 pm
Thanks, Greg, I couldn't be more flattered but, Corben is beyond comparison. He's up there with the art gods.
I've been studying his works for years and will probably spend my lifetime doing it without fully understand "how can that be?".
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 14 July, 2015, 05:22:54 pm
And here's the back cover.
The two fellows quoted below, are not only legends but also decent human beings. Seriously, I can't thank them enough.
Anyways, the book will be on sale next week. I'm not really sure what conventions I'll be doing this year. I've tried Thought Bubble but I didn't make the cut, so the official launching will possibly be at MCM London.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11753704_448129168703209_5649130424811482052_n.jpg?oh=05542061377ded083b1cd998498a1ed8&oe=5657C914)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Greg M. on 14 July, 2015, 05:48:27 pm
Yeah, but what do they know? ;)

Nah, seriously, that's one helluva pair of recommendations!
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: ZenArcade on 14 July, 2015, 06:25:33 pm
Crikey mensch, you'd better take care that the mighty Mills Droid doesn't have you working on Amercan Reaper....then we'd all have to hate you. Z
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 14 July, 2015, 08:06:48 pm
Surely Reaper would then be half way to being a classic? ;P

Bleeding hell, Richard Corben?! THE Richard bloody Corben?! Their is NO higher praise than the master that gave us Rat God. Bruno, reserve me a copy of your comic, good sir, I'm rightly intrigued.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 14 July, 2015, 09:18:00 pm
Surely Reaper isn't what Mr. Mills got in mind;)

I had a bad experience in the past meeting one of my artistic heroes ( actually, a Jekyll and Hyde sort of experience) so I was really afraid of approaching another bunch of my heroes. Turns out Mr. Corben and Mr. Mills were true gentlemen and very supportive.

Hawkmonger, sure thing, sir:)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 19 July, 2015, 07:42:28 pm
After a long, long journey, I can happily announce that The Hans is officially on sale. Head over to the Comicsy online store and order your copy or download the digital version.
Thanks for your support all along, fellows...really means a lot:)

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunostahl/store/products/the-hans/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunostahl/store/products/the-hans/)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Greg M. on 19 July, 2015, 08:08:56 pm
Ordered! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 19 July, 2015, 08:31:52 pm
Thanks, Greg. Hope you'll enjoy it:)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 05 July, 2017, 03:31:32 pm
Hi,folks

It's been quite a long winter but the book two is done! I estimate the release date may be somewhere up to the  end of August. At the meanwhile here is a little teaser for The Hans 2
Your support is much appreciated
Cheers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI4KzCwDaos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI4KzCwDaos)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: SuperSurfer on 05 July, 2017, 05:00:14 pm
Impressive work!
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 06 July, 2017, 01:42:23 pm
Impressive work!
Thanks, SuperSurfer :) !
Here's a little preview
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/9add8cac02cc592d9c4ae67d11ef7fa4/tumblr_oso5ehFqKQ1qg930oo1_540.jpg) (https://68.media.tumblr.com/c46fbeb72523de365d0ad94b37505f22/tumblr_oso5ehFqKQ1qg930oo2_1280.jpg) (https://68.media.tumblr.com/af2fcd78625167f3f11cfa6185ec84c8/tumblr_oso5ehFqKQ1qg930oo4_1280.jpg) (https://68.media.tumblr.com/393aa48a9cd4a03b99bac6f7d599f3e6/tumblr_oso5ehFqKQ1qg930oo3_1280.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel (https://www.facebook.com/BrunoStahlTheHans/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel)
https://www.instagram.com/stahl_bruno/ (https://www.instagram.com/stahl_bruno/)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: ZenArcade on 07 July, 2017, 01:37:41 pm
Followed this all the way through, great work. Z
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 12 August, 2017, 01:11:26 am
Followed this all the way through, great work. Z
Thanks, ZenArcade :) Here's the cover
(https://img00.deviantart.net/191c/i/2017/216/0/b/the_hans_2_by_brunostahl-dbiuizx.jpg)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: sheridan on 13 August, 2017, 06:21:30 pm
Impressive work!
Thanks, SuperSurfer :) !
Here's a little preview
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/9add8cac02cc592d9c4ae67d11ef7fa4/tumblr_oso5ehFqKQ1qg930oo1_540.jpg)
Reminds me of Whitby (except the Whalebone Arch is on the opposite side of the Esk from the Abbey ruins).
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: Bolt-01 on 14 August, 2017, 12:58:32 pm
Bruno, that's a cracking page. Lovely colour pallete.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 15 August, 2017, 05:29:14 pm
Impressive work!
Thanks, SuperSurfer :) !
Here's a little preview
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/9add8cac02cc592d9c4ae67d11ef7fa4/tumblr_oso5ehFqKQ1qg930oo1_540.jpg)
Reminds me of Whitby (except the Whalebone Arch is on the opposite side of the Esk from the Abbey ruins).
Well spotted, Sheridan! Whitby was used as reference; I had just one establishing shot so I went with a "best of" of Whitby.
Bruno, that's a cracking page. Lovely colour pallete.
Thanks, Dave.
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 22 December, 2017, 11:56:04 am
Howdy, fellas! The second issue is finally up on sale. My apologies for the looong time in the making but painted art isn't quick or ship to produce; I'll try my best to finish the third and final chapter in a timely fashion. Thanks for the support


(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25299076_10208599023767985_6962151240175378202_n.jpg?oh=9af2465a207d691a3925eb8b35e3532e&oe=5AD1E796)

Now on sale

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunostahl/store/products/the-hans-2/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunostahl/store/products/the-hans-2/)
Title: Re: The Hans
Post by: MenschMaschine on 10 January, 2018, 07:12:10 pm
The second issue's got the endorsement of the gentle, peerless Glenn Fabry! :)

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23519182_840752196107569_5811944953065622304_n.jpg?oh=5bd061e9bde5399fdffecdbdcaf5bd01&oe=5ABA6D34)


http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunostahl/store/products/the-hans-2/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunostahl/store/products/the-hans-2/)