Dennis Culver's Sketchjournal
ICYMI We’re now offering a digital collection of the first 6 issues of Edison Rex on Comixology.
https://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-Vol-1/digital-comic/86505/
if you haven’t checked out the book yet this is a good way to do it.
If digital isn’t your thing then you can always buy the IDW print collections at your local comic shop or on Amazon:
Volume 1 collects issues 1-6 plus some bonus content:http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Chris-Roberson/dp/1613776543
Volume 2 collects issues 7-12 also with some bonus content:http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Volume-Heir-Apparent/dp/161377916X/

ICYMI We’re now offering a digital collection of the first 6 issues of Edison Rex on Comixology.

https://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-Vol-1/digital-comic/86505/

if you haven’t checked out the book yet this is a good way to do it.

If digital isn’t your thing then you can always buy the IDW print collections at your local comic shop or on Amazon:

Volume 1 collects issues 1-6 plus some bonus content:
http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Chris-Roberson/dp/1613776543

Volume 2 collects issues 7-12 also with some bonus content:
http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Volume-Heir-Apparent/dp/161377916X/

Edison Rex 15 is now on sale on Comixology

https://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-15/digital-comic/89355

This issue has Teenagers from the Future who have been inspired by Edison Rex! Also, featured above, the debut of a pretty cool supervillain by the name of VLAD NAUSEUM

If digitial isn’t your thing we’ve got TWO print collections out now from IDW

Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Chris-Roberson/dp/1613776543/

Volume 2: http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Volume-Heir-Apparent/dp/161377916X/

Edison Rex 12 is available now on Comixology
http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-12/digital-comic/52683

Has Edison Rex finally managed to convince everyone that he’s a hero now, and not the villain he used to be? And will a new generation of heroes accept him as one of their own?

Story by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Dennis Culver
Colored by Stephen Downer
Lettered by John J Hill

This issue is a big deal for Chris and me. Along with Amelia Cole also out today we’re the first Monkeybrain books to hit the 12th issue. Not only is it an important milestone for us but it wraps up what will be the second print collection of the book which will be available in the spring from IDW.

Chris and I have put a lot of work into the overall Edison Rex story and if you’ve been reading the issues as they come out I invite you to take the time to reread all 12 issues (including the Rexfiles!) together. Each issue a satisfying read that can stand on it’s own but when linked together starts to create a much larger picture. We’ve planted a lot of seeds that are starting to bear more and more fruit as the book continues. My favorite comics are ones that reward me for rereading them all together and it’s our hope you’ll find that with our book.

Finally, if you’re enjoying our book then please help us spread the word about it. Our goal is to get Rex into the hands of everyone that would enjoy it. If you know someone that isn’t happy with the current state of the super hero genre then give them our book. We’re offering a kind of story that is not being told right now by the Big Two. We’re really proud of the work.

Thanks so much for supporting our book! 

Edison Rex 11 is available now on Comixology:

http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-11/digital-comic/49420

This issue takes place in the Golden Age where we see Gladiator Gladstone in his prime and meet the first person to don the mantle of The Eclipse as well as his partner in justice: Mister Oni.

All for $.99. Buy it Read it Rate it Tweet it Reblog it (technologic!)

http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-11/digital-comic/49420

Edison Rex Issue 10 is available now on Comixology for $.99

http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-10/digital-comic/48033

Edison Rex has been working hard for months to prove to the public that he’s a hero now and not a villain anymore. But what do the other villains think about Edison’s change of heart?

  • This month we introduce Rex’s old team of Supervillains: THE WARMONGERS
  • The Eclipse returns and she’s teaming up with Mirage to investigate the disappearance of Valiant
  • Also learn about their old teams The Peacemakers and Teen Peace.

BONUS! Comics Alliance has exclusive art by me featuring members of the Warmongers: http://comicsalliance.com/edison-rex-10-preview-character-art-chris-roberson-dennis-culver/

Edison Rex #9 is on sale now on Comixology
http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-9/digital-comic/45656

New to the series? Start here:
http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex/comics-series/8520

or you buy a book containing the first six issues on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/Edison-Rex-Chris-Roberson/dp/1613776543

Edison Rex issue 8 is live on Comixology

http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-8/digital-comic/44497

This issue Chris and I introduce a new villain and a new hero.

Can you handle THE MENACE OF MAUL SANTA?

Still only 99 cents!

Today is the final order cutoff for the Edison Rex Trade Paperback (Diamond Code APR130377) 
Above is the full trade dress designed by John J. Hill, illustrated by me and colored by Stephen Downer. We got some great quotes for the book by Mark Waid, Elliot S! Maggin, and an awesome introduction by Kurt Busiek (!!!)
Want to know more? Check out this interview I did with Tim O’Shea at Robot 6: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/talking-comics-with-tim-dennis-culver-on-edison-rex/
 We talk about how the book came together and get into the nitty gritty of some of the design I put into the book. Check it out!

Today is the final order cutoff for the Edison Rex Trade Paperback (Diamond Code APR130377) 

Above is the full trade dress designed by John J. Hill, illustrated by me and colored by Stephen Downer. We got some great quotes for the book by Mark Waid, Elliot S! Maggin, and an awesome introduction by Kurt Busiek (!!!)

Want to know more? Check out this interview I did with Tim O’Shea at Robot 6: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/talking-comics-with-tim-dennis-culver-on-edison-rex/

 We talk about how the book came together and get into the nitty gritty of some of the design I put into the book. Check it out!

Here’s some preview pages of Edison Rex #3 which goes on sale at Comixology tomorrow.

http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/2012/10/01/edison-rex-3/

This is my favorite panel from this month’s Edison Rex.

This is my favorite panel from this month’s Edison Rex.

Edison Rex #2 is now available for purchase on Comixology: http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-2/digital-comic/DIG001826?app=1
Not only do you get 12 pages of comics for $0.99 but we’ve also included a bunch of bonus content called The REXfiles.
The REXfiles is a place where Edison Rex will talk about the enemies he faces, the equipment he uses and even the places he visits.
It’s not essential to the main story but it will definitely enhance it and you might find clues there about upcoming adventures too.

Edison Rex #2 is now available for purchase on Comixology:
 http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-2/digital-comic/DIG001826?app=1

Not only do you get 12 pages of comics for $0.99 but we’ve also included a bunch of bonus content called The REXfiles.

The REXfiles is a place where Edison Rex will talk about the enemies he faces, the equipment he uses and even the places he visits.

It’s not essential to the main story but it will definitely enhance it and you might find clues there about upcoming adventures too.

Heads up Tumblr! Edison Rex #2 goes on sale tomorrow on Comixology.

http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/2012/08/27/edison-rex-2/

Enjoy this preview until then.

If you were at the Monkeybrain panel at San Diego Comicon last Friday I believe you got to see this cover for EDISON REX #2. Lines by me, colors by Stephen Downer and the logo was designed by Dylan Todd.
Since these issues of Edison Rex are digital only my philosophy is that they should be highly readable at the size they’ll be seen on Comixology and iTunes which is about 2 inches tall:

Subtle or busy just don’t cut it at that size. I imagine the eventual print collection cover to be a bit more elaborate.
You can buy the first issue of Edison Rex right now on Comixology while the second issue drops in August.

If you were at the Monkeybrain panel at San Diego Comicon last Friday I believe you got to see this cover for EDISON REX #2. Lines by me, colors by Stephen Downer and the logo was designed by Dylan Todd.

Since these issues of Edison Rex are digital only my philosophy is that they should be highly readable at the size they’ll be seen on Comixology and iTunes which is about 2 inches tall:

Subtle or busy just don’t cut it at that size. I imagine the eventual print collection cover to be a bit more elaborate.

You can buy the first issue of Edison Rex right now on Comixology while the second issue drops in August.

Here’s something for the process junkies. Edison Rex Page 1 from soup to nuts.

Chris and I tossed around a lot of ideas for the name of M’Alizz (pronounced Malice) before finally settling on one hence “Kombata.” Everything is done digitally so the roughs are laid out and paneled on the same page file as the final product. I don’t have a “pencils” stage in my process for this. However most elements on the page characters/backgrounds have their own layer so things are fairly adjustable. All my work is done in Manga Studio. Stephen Downer handled the colors and he brought something to these pages that is outside my skill set. Really excellent work. John J Hill makes lettering look easy too. (it’s not)
Chris Roberson’s script below:

PAGE ONE

PANEL ONE
This is a big panel, dominating the top of the page. in it, we see Valiant having just crashed through the skylight above edison rex’s penthouse hq in the middle of the city. Valiant is hovering in midair, very heroic, pointing a finger down at Edison Rex, who is standing on the floor with the warrior woman (still working on a good name for her) who is snarling up at Valiant, ready for a fight. Rex looks calm, like he expected this to happen.

TITLE: Presenting: The final showdown between VALIANT, Protector of Earth, and his archnemesis EDISON REX, Criminal Genius!

VALIANT/big: You must have KNOWN I would find your secret headquarters EVENTUALLY, Edison!

VALIANT/big: Now you’ll PAY for your crimes!

PANEL TWO
The warrior woman is attacking valiant, furious.

WARRIOR: Yaaaa!

PANEL THREE 

Valiant has batted the warrior to one side, as though shooing away a fly. she’s hitting the ground. maybe we see her trajectory with motion lines?

SFX/hit: Thwack!

SFX/impact: krunch

PANEL FOUR
Rex is stepping over the body of the warrior woman on the floor, glancing down at her in apology as she struggles to sit back up.

REX: I’m sorry, Kombata, but can you excuse us for a moment?

REX: There’s something that Valiant and I need to discuss.

PANEL FIVE
Rex facing Valiant. implacable foes, archnemeses, equally matched.

REX: Well, it TOOK you long enough. Should I have left EASIER clues?

REX: Or is it just that you AREN’T that SMART?

UPDATE! You can get the first issue of Edison Rex RIGHT NOW on Comicology:
http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-1/digital-comic/DIG001624

UPDATE! You can get the first issue of Edison Rex RIGHT NOW on Comicology:

http://www.comixology.com/Edison-Rex-1/digital-comic/DIG001624