lundi 4 février 2019


Did the Insatgram thing where you have to draw yourself and explain what you like, what you don't like and what's in your back... Meet JL Mast !

jeudi 3 janvier 2019

"Fathers of Marvel Comics", by JL Mast

Logo by Nicolas Bannister
After a few complicated months, I'm back to work on my comicbook "Fathers of Marvel Comics". First volume will be 400 pages long, following Martin Goodman and Stan Lee between the years 1922 and 1941.

Hopefully people will be happy with the work and find it interesting.

Me, I'm enjoying telling the story of those two guys, born poor, who became rich thanks to their work ethic and smarts.
Here are some pages so you can have an idea of how it will look like...

After 6 years drawing only digitally, I plan on doing all the pages by hand, with some graywashes done with acrylics.

Also: Happy New Year 2019, obviously!

vendredi 28 décembre 2018

Happy Birthday Stan Lee (1922-2018)

Long time since I posted over here. Still working on "Fathers of Marvel Comics", my comicbook project about Martin Goodman & Stan Lee.
Last few months have been hard on a personal level. As Brian Bendis once said "Change is good, change is healthy", so here's to 2019, which could not be possibly as complicated as 2018.
I intend to travel a lot next year, pursuing my efforts to do an international tour after China in November and Senegal in December 2018.
Also, Stan Lee died. And today's... Well, it's his birthday.
So Happy Birthday Stan, we'll miss your enthusiasm.

mercredi 19 septembre 2018

A la recherche de Stan Lee, exposition à Saint-Quentin !

Depuis plus d'un an, je travaille sur un projet d'envergure: raconter la création et l'évolution de l'entreprise Marvel Comics, en suivant les vies de ses deux fondateurs: Martin Goodman et Stan Lee. Sortie du livre prévu en octobre 2019.

Pour la première fois, je montrerai des pages tests mais surtout le résultat de mes recherches intensives lors d'une exposition à la Médiathèque de Saint-Quentin, dans l'Aisne.
L'exposition sera uniquement centrée sur Stan Lee et sera évolutive (puisque je pressens qu'elle tournera un peu dans toute la France au fur et à mesure des années). Je suis actuellement beaucoup plus plongé dans la période 1922-1947, du coup, c'est surtout celle-ci que j'ai mis à l'honneur.

L'exposition sera visible gratuitement du 22 septembre au 6 octobre 2018, avec une après-midi spéciale le 22 septembre 2018 à partir de 14h30, avec vernissage, rencontre et dédicace avec moi-même.

vendredi 22 juin 2018

Fathers of Marvel Comics

[ENG] People are asking for news about my Martin Goodman & Stan Lee comicbook project. The name for this project is, for now, "FATHERS of MARVEL COMICS".

Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko being the mothers, of course.

Plans often change based on circumstance. I've started my research exactly one year ago and still, I'm finding/ being given new info. Adjusting my plans as the scope grew, I kept breaking the work in smaller chunks so that I don't get intimidated by this challenging project.

Obviously, a big thank you as well to the Goodman, Brodsky, Lee, Steinberg, Warshaw and Solomon families, friends and relatives. I hope I didn't bother you too much.

I have to say I benefit from the work many others have done before ( Michael J. Vassallo, Blake Bell, Roy Thomas, Sean Howe, David Saunders, Raphael and Spurgeon, and so many others). In the first months, I reached out to people I respect and they helped me a lot with simple little advices ( Stephane !) or by giving me info or contacts( Sean, Xavier ). Many guys and gals I didn't know at all helped as well (I'm keeping a list ;) ). THANKS to all of you.

[FR] J'ai la flemme de traduire tout: il y a un an je commençais à travailler sur mon projet de BD sur Stan Lee & Martin Goodman. Aujourd'hui je dévoile officiellement ce qui devrait en être le titre: "FATHERS Of MARVEL COMICS / Les Pères de Marvel Comics".
Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko étant les mamans, évidemment.
Merci à tous ceux qui m'ont aidé cette année !