The almost-final version of the Divebomb #1 cover! Art by Martin Montiel, Jorge Cortes, Vic Moya and Ken Lateer! Interiors are in progress!
I sent this out the other night as a first Pilot Studios Email Blast to fans, friends and collaborators...
After all these years, I am finally getting an email list together for my Pilot Studios publishing initiative. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing major. Just a semi regular update for fans and collaborators on where I am with all these things I've gotten myself into. Some of you I've added to the list because I think you may be interested, say the word if otherwise.
All my books are available on Indyplanet.com.. http://www.indyplanet.us/brands/pilotstudios/
Okay, The Pilot Studios Coloring Book is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Studios-Coloring-Book-Vol/dp/1522735038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451105806&sr=8-1&keywords=pilot+studios+coloring+book
It's a huge book, full of art from 7 years of publishing comic books!
Up next in the coloring book department is The Art of Jeff Johnson: A Pilot Studios Coloring Book Vol 1 & 2. Covers are being colored as i type. Some back page work to be done as well. Available on Amazon very soon.
I have begun initial work with Martin Montiel on a Art of Martin Montiel: A Pilot Studios Coloring Book as well. Martin has BIG ideas for this one.
So far we have two Carriers: War Correspondence books done, #2 will be on indyplanet.com very soon.
Carriers: Pirate Bay and Carriers: The Rise and Fall of Cher Ami are both available at Indyplanet.com. Art attached.
Son Chasers #1 is complete and Son Chasers #2 is being colored as we speak. When done, I will compile both into a Son Chasers: Hitler's America OGN and release both on Indyplanet.com as a Original Graphic Novel.
Kurt Belcher's WORLD:
Kurt Belcher's WORLD #! and #2 are complete and #3 is underway.
Stars #1-2 are available on Indyplanet, #3 is being colored!
DB is new book created by Kurt Belcher and I. The first two issues will be packed with short stories, written by a plethora of fantastic writers with art by Vic Moya, Luis Rivera, Jason Kimble and myself. Art Attached.
Longhunters Vol 1 is a OGN containing four issues of Longhunters!
Thanks for supporting Pilot Studios and I hope to see you all out on the convention circuit or on the interwebs!
Pilot Studios is proud to be able to publish the upcoming The Art of Jeff Johnson: A Pilot Studios Coloring Book... but it turns out there will be TWO volumes! There was so much fantastic artwork, we just had to make it two books instead of one GIGANTIC one. So yeah, keep an eye out in February for The Art of Jeff Johnson: A Pilot Studios Coloring Book Volumes #1 & 2!
Kurt Belcher and Ben Ferrari have created Divebomb, a jet pack wearing, single father of a 10 year-old! Stories are written and art is underway for Divebomb's first One Shot! Below are some pages from this next Pilot Studios book!
With the success of Pilot Studios' first Coloring Book, the "Pilot Studios Coloring Book", available on Amazon, we've embarked on our second coloring book project. Jeff Johnson, a valued collaborator and respected comic book artist and animator, has agreed to collect some of his best work for our next coloring book! Below are some pages form this new masterpiece!
I've been making comics for a long time. From 2009 until now, Pilot Studios (formerly Earthbound Comics) has published over 30 comics books, 2 trade paperbacks and a bit of prose in Souverain #1. With the latest publication, The Pilot Studios Coloring Book, we've reached a new milestone and have evolved a little bit. Getting the coloring book on Amazon was an accomplishment I am proud of and is leading me in another avenue of publishing. So far, so good.
What's next? Here's the general plan for what we have on tap...
Carriers is a beast. Many books in progress, with Rise and Fall of Cher Ami, Pirate Bay and Carriers: War Correspodence #1 complete.
Son Chasers #2 will go to the colorist soon and then immediately be combined with SC #1 to form the Son Chasers: Hitler's America OGN.
Kurt Belcher's WORLD #3 is a slowly-but-surely project, to combined with #2 and #1 to form a trade paperback.
Divebomb #1 is an exciting new book in progress. Check this out...
From the mind of me (Ben Ferrari) and Kurt Belcher, this one is a nod to noir crime fiction and The Rocketeer. Stories from Jay Huwer, Kurt Belcher and more, with short stories and pinups, this will be a winner. Check out the first 8 pages below, art by Ben, story by Kurt.
We've got a book called Saturn & Orion, developed by Jay Huwer and myself, story by Jay, art by me. Here are some pages from that... cover by Luis Rivera.
And then two more books, one called Solstice...cover shown here..
...and The Nuclear Family. A great new Horror/Superhero thing we've got cooking. Exciting times at Pilot Studios.
Thanks for reading.
2015 (a few days until 2016)
Hello everyone! This is exciting! After publishing 30 comics over the years, we've expanded our horizons into coloring books, both for adults and kids! Click here for the Amazon link! The book is a foray into new territory, the first of many coloring books. Filled with simple and complex artwork, this is probably the best looking comic book oriented coloring book on the market!
Terrific artwork from superstars like Kurt Belcher, Martin Montiel, Seth Frail, Jeff Johnson, Luis River and so many more. Check out some of the pages below!
I've done over 30 comics books. Ken Lateer, the Pilot Studios Design guy, mentioned that his wife Erum thought we should do a Coloring Book, as she enjoyed doing them, they seemed to be all the rage. Here we are, a month or two later and I'm waiting for my first proof from Amazon for The Pilot Studios Coloring Book Vol. 1! Pictured here! This is a Seth Frail piece of art of the Carriers, a Pilot Studios flagship title. Ken put it all together in this amazing cover. The whole book will be available soon, cant wait for you guys to see it.
Pilot Studios is owned and operated by Ben Ferrari. An independent comic book studio dedicated to making fun comics while spreading a message of social justice, we are the home of Always Punch Nazis, the anti-racism anthology that helped inspire the unionization of Kickstarter and was denounced by Breitbart