The mid-Missouri area has a diverse group of creators making unique work in print and on the Web. This section features some of these creators, comic jams from Midmococo meetings and links to some of the comics created at our 24 Hour Comics Day event.
Periodically, Midimococo will highlight the work of a mid-Missouri creator with a short interview about their current projects.
Posted on September 18, 2012
Local creator Rob Davis is a freelance artist of many capabilities. Starting his carreer in the 1980s, he’s drawn pages for many companies including Innovation Comics, Malibu Comics, Marvel Comics & Caliber Comics. His latest work is the recently released Robyn of Sherwood graphic novel. You can check out his main website or follow his blog.
What are you working on now comics-wise?
As an artist I’m working on a couple of short 6-8 page stories for a comic I publish called All-Star Pulp Comics. One story features a new Pulp character in the Solomon Kane ( a Puritan age sword-weilding avenger) mold called Gideon Cain. The other is Robin Hood tale. The book usually has 4-6 short stories in it depending on whether everyone who’s promised to contribute can do so in a timely manner. I hope this second issue will be out by the end of 2012. I’m also a print-on-demand publisher of comics via Ka-Blam and IndyPlanet.com via my Redbud Studio Comics imprint. Mr. Jigsaw, a Ron Fortier/Gary Kato creation, and a graphic novel called Daughter of Dracula that Ron wrote and I drew and lettered were published there as well as a couple of other books.
More featured creators
- Dirk Burhans — featured creator » July 23, 2012
- Robyn Seale — featured creator » May 14, 2012
- Skip Harvey — featured creator » March 12, 2012
- Jamie Hibdon — featured creator » May 3, 2011
- Mick Beyers — featured creator » July 20, 2010
- Gary Lister — featured creator » November 9, 2009
- Kirstin Steitz — featured creator » August 18, 2009
- Keith Chan — featured creator » July 3, 2009
- Dan Magee — featured creator » May 11, 2009
During each Midmococo meeting, we create create what is known as a comic jam. One person begins by drawing a single comic panel and passing the page onto someone else, who draws the next panel. There is no planning involved and we never know how it's going to tun out until we reach the end of the page. Check out our last few jams.
Posted on September 6, 2010
More comic jams
- July Jam: Fat cats » July 13, 2010
- June Jam: Honey trouble » June 7, 2010
- May Jam: Toe Jam » May 17, 2010
- April Jam: Robo Panda » April 11, 2010
- March jam: Pig’s paradise » March 11, 2010
24 Hour Comics Day comics
Cartoonists all over the globe take the 24 Hour Comics Day challenge of trying to create a 24 page comic story in 24 straight hours. Midmococo participates each year as a group. Below are some links to a few of the comics created at the event
24 Hour Comics Day 2008
24 Hour Comics Day 2008 was a huge success. It was hosted by the Columbia Art League in their excellent classroom space. We had a record turnout of 16 participants and most stayed the entire 24 hours. You can see photos, video and press coverage on our follow-up post.
- And More » Kirstin Steitz
- Runner » Dainty Rhino
- Trapped » Scott Ziolko
- Bad Guy High pages » Dan
- Superbeast » Koko
- The Dragon’s Horde » John Fortman
- Stuck in an Elevator » Keith Chan
- Untitled space story » Josh Nichols
- Imaginary Food » JB Winter
24 Hour Comics Day 2007
This year, our 24 Hour Comics Day event was held at Quinlan Keep in Columbia, Mo. We had a great turnout and even though it was homecoming weekend, we got some pretty good media coverage and pictures. A few of the finished books have been scanned and put online for your viewing pleasure.