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KAIJU KAMEN Poster Comic by javierhernandez KAIJU KAMEN Poster Comic by javierhernandez
Here it is, my entry in the giant monster sweepstakes!

A new Poster Comic featuring Kaiju Kamen, a brand-new character I created. Totally inspired by the Japanese giant monster genre (with a little bit of the INCREDIBLE HULK thrown in there!). My two favorite kaiju films are the original Japanese GOJIRA, and WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS. (It's not until I was well into the coloring stage that I realized I was recreating the scene where the Green Gargantua is battling the giant octopus at the beginning of the film!)

I'm using 'Kaiju Kamen' as a rough translation for Monster Mask (or Masked Monster). The giant octopus thing...Well, c'mon, you can't go wrong with a giant octopus! Like with most of these Poster Comics, they're ideas for stories that I don't want to keep locked in my brain forever. Getting them out in this one-pagers at least gives them a chance to be seen. Obviously a longer story is ultimately more satisfying, but I'll take whatever route is available to me to 'trickle' out my ideas. Not everything I create will find release in a proper comic. At least not with my working method (time/speed/resources).

Thanks, and let me know what you think....

Kaiju Kamen, Elizabeth Mancini & King Krakken © & ™ Javier Hernandez, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
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:iconlegacyherocomics:
Brilliant sequential storytelling, Javier!

Aside from your incredible artistic talent and sense of character design, your ability to pack so much story into so little space has been a thing that impressed me the most about you.

Bravo to you, sir.
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javierhernandez Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks, Eric. Your comments are very much appreciated. I try very hard to focus on those two elements you mentioned (storytelling and character design), so I'm glad that comes across!
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Skaramine Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great introduction!  More story than the first hour of Man of Steel (and I liked that!)
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javierhernandez Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks, Skaramine. These are like little cans of sardines: Pack in as much as I can! (And I'm not a fan of those sardines!)
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Skaramine Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why I love older comics.  More story, more story, more story.  You've learned that lesson WELL.
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jasinmartin Sep 23, 2013  Professional
Nice!
Super cool man.

Joe's Crab Shack?!?

and... good ol Kamen Bixby! ;)
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javierhernandez Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Well, it's was somebody's Crab Shack!

Remember a few years ago we had dinner in that Seaport Village next to the Convention Center? That's the place I had in mind when drawing that scene! So, you and me are probably squashed under that octopus monster thingie...  :)

Oh, and yeah, the 'Lonely Man' piano theme is playing in that last panel!

Thanks, Jason.
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Comickpro Sep 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha awesome! Those middle panels of action were great too..nice variety of poses there and the zap reminded me of old classic sci-fi comics haha. :D I have seen some giant monster films...so if you havent seen it I highly recommend the newest one Pacific Rim (they pulled it off very well I thought!). and I bet you already know they are making a new Godzilla movie...coming 2014 and he look amazing by the sneak peeks I've seen. anyways great page!
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javierhernandez Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks, Crystal.

I love being able to do scenes like those three panels.... Picking key scenes from a particular moment. And yeah, the electric eyeballs were given that old school lightning effect!

PACIFIC RIM was glorious, actually. Nice to see a big Hollywood film using the aesthetics from Japanese monster movies. Looking forward to see what they do with Godzilla.

Thanks, and see ya around!
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Sweet monsters Jav!  Cool story man, and as always, I'm in awe of how you manage to get so much story in a single page.  It really hearkens back to the Silver Age, when there was just a ton of information jammed into each page and you could get a huge story in just 22 pages.

Great job again Javier, thanks for sharing.
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