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Kingdom In Crisis

8 Apr

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The story for the next book is a new direction for a series that began as a humble black-and-white webcomic. Instead of the gag/page-a-week format I’ve moved into a fantasy approach for the art and a more traditional approach to story. This arc turns the Roach kingdom upside down. It reveals intrigues and introduces fascinating new characters.

This book has been penciled. I’m in the process of cleaning it up and digitally inking now. Colors for the book seem to need more attention. The flat and slightly shaded style used in book one is now a thing of the past. The early results for book two look very good.

Exuvian Village

New types of roaches and insects are coming up in the next book. I really wish I could say more! Subscribe to this site for upcoming announcements.

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Comic Cards

16 Oct

Click These Cards For A Larger View

Having some fun throwing together some cards for the new Roaches book. There are some dramatic turns coming up as the Roaches find themselves declaring one war and then fighting another! When will these bugs ever learn that no one wins a war but the survivors?

Stay tuned for more pages and news.

Roaches Animated Short

7 Feb



This year I’m working on an original short that I’ve based on my comic. It’s set in a World War One era world where bugs reign – in the Kingdom of The Roaches.

All animation is being done in Flash. Voice Over by Canadian actor Julian Mulock. AD and VO Direction by Tim Thomson.

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2014.

The Third Greatest Story Ever Mumbled

27 Oct

Does Messianic Lore Exist In All Species?
How He Was Squashed For Your Sins And Why
Roaches by Paul Schmitt

Do roaches have their own religion? By being close contact with humans for thousands of years, as witnesses to human history and our behavior, have they absorbed some of our legends and created their version of events that center around their own species?

That depends. Have you ever watched a bee as it assesses you? They hover and observe, not because they are unintelligent, but because they are making an educated guess about you. Can they same me said of cockroaches?

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Stature

10 Aug

Social Studies In Roach Culture
Why Can’t These Bugs Seem To Get It Together?
Roaches by Paul Schmitt

When is this title not about biting perspective on cultural elitism? It works out that way a lot. Even when America is moving from a 1st world country towards a 3rd world country we still cling to our notions of superiority!

And us poor “hipster” bastards are aware of it. The only times we seem to get above the drag towards ruin that the country is clearly caught up in, in any obvious way, is in one or two places where we don’t feel like a sweatier version of Quasimodo! These places are almost always bars and coffeeshops.

Puppets by Gargantuan Media Roaches by Gargantuan Media
Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Social Vermyn Guest Strip

28 Jun

Upcoming Guest Strip At Social Vermyn
Featuring all original webcomic characters in a title cross-over.
Roaches Social Vermyn Guest Comic Page

Here is my guest comic page with the Roaches happily spoiling Victor Vermyn’s lunch break. This page will be appearing at John Hageman’s Social Vermyn.com webcomic during the week of the June 28th.

More Roaches pages are heatedly underway for the full-color digital edition of the Roaches book available this Fall. Please subscribe and follow to keep these pages coming!

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.