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"Garden Graveyard" Behind-the-Scenes

StartFragment No way!?! Dylan Speeg's behind the scenes illustrating of MeSseD? Check out his process on MeSseD Chapter Two: Garden Graveyard, featuring the modeling talent of Xu V. Chau! When asked about what he loves about illustrating comics, Dylan says, "Creating a world out of scratch. Making imagination come to life. It's what thinking looks like for me." Garden Graveyard is available November 15. Later, no gator! Jay MeSseD Comics presents Garden Graveyard Volume 1, Chapter 2 Digital Release date: November 15, 2016 Writer: Jay B. Kalagayan Illustrator and Cover artist: Dylan Speeg Where do you go for lunch when one of your best friends is a giant, sentient cockroach? Journey with L

Top of the food chain

Who's top of the food chain? Part four finale of ʺThree C's.ʺ A web exclusive MeSseD comic. MeSseD Chapter One: Choke goes on sale November 1!

Survive the Psychoda

Can Lilliput and Akka survive the Psychoda? Enjoy part three of this web premiere feature. #ratpet #makecomics

Who are the Psychoda?

Who are the Psychoda? Enjoy this web premiere, part one of "Three C's" by Kalagayan and Speeg. This was inspired by a quote found in one of my research books, Sewage Works Guide by Leroy W. Van Kleeck. One sentence inspired this four part story. Enjoy this web exclusive episode. We will be releasing a page every three days! Lilliput shows you how dangerous life in the Roots can be. It's a horrific premise when a business of flies can be a threat. Yes, a swarm of flies is called a business ... Sewer yours, Jay

Celebrate MeSseD Comics Release @ Underground

Hello Fellow Flushers, Join us for the official MeSseD Comics release party this November at Know Theatre's Underground! Details below. We're concocting the special MeSseD cocktail as we speak ... Hope to see you there! All ages are welcome! Click here to RSVP to our Facebook page Questions? Contact us at Sincerely, Jay You are cordially invited to our official MeSseD Comics release party Sunday, November, 6, 2016 1 - 4 p.m. The Underground @ Know Theatre of Cincinnati 1120 Jackson Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 Our long year of writing, illustrating and designing is over and we’re ready to give you a tour of the world of MeSseD comics. *Peek at the entire five chapter

More grossness ... everywhere ...

Gina Marrone is quite a talent. I met her through the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She was graduating and had a great portfolio of work. I thought her more cartoony, clean art style would be unique for a pinup for MeSseD. Seeing her illustration of Lilliput, I had to get her to do a bonus story. “I love working on MeSseD because it challenges me to draw something new every time,” says Gina, “Lilliput is a unique protagonist with great reactions, and I always enjoy illustrating her and her environments.” Gina was terrific to work with and was very tolerant of my regular note: “There needs to be more grossness … everywhere ... ” Gina has the following advice, “For aspiring comic book artists (or

"Choke" Sneak peek

StartFragment Who wants a sneak peek? Check out some of the artwork from MeSseD Chapter One: Choke! MeSseD Comics presents Choke Volume 1, Chapter 1 Release date: November 1, 2016 Writer: Jay B. Kalagayan Illustrator and Cover artist: Dylan Speeg What does it take to Keep the Flow? Meet your tour guide, Lilliput, and explore the world that exists just beneath our skyscrapers and sewer grates: from the rare glimpses of sunlight, to the creatures that thrive in the effluent. Click here to order digital copy of Chapter One: Choke, sent to your email on November 1! Pre-order the entire season, chapters 1-5, for just $15. Each chapter - Choke, Garden Graveyard, Scrape, Beautiful Dreamer and Lucky

What's your favorite pet like?

What's your favorite pet like? For Lilliput, her pet - her faithful companion, her sidekick - is Akka. Akka is Rattus norvegicus, a brown rat. Typically, the brown rat lives wherever humans do, which makes them pretty common in city sewers. R. norvegicus characteristics include acute hearing and an amazing olfactory sense (great at smelling things). Lilliput patrols her “range:” a section of the maze of pipes and tunnels where she keeps the flow. It's pretty lonely work. Adopting Akka as her partner-in-slime keeps her company, warns her of danger, and provides defense from the local fauna. An excerpt from Lilliput's violation report by her MSD manager, Fat Mucket: "Now, this “Akka” is a fier

Meet Lilliput, tour guide and seasoned warrior

Who are the brave people that keep our vast sewer system working? Meet Lilliput! She is our tour guide to the wild world of MeSseD. As with all Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) filter workers, she’s alone patrolling her range. Behind her nonchalant, professional demeanor, we see glimpses of what lies within: the heart of a seasoned warrior. Liliput rarely goes anywhere without her partner, Akka. Liliput finds friends and family in the sewer residents and her fellow MSD filter workers. Her empathy with the ebb and flow of her range shines through in every decision and action. Years in the service of MSD has honed her into a patient worker with a warrior’s instincts: quick reflexes, adaptable

Partners in Slime

Who’s willing to partner up to tell the stories of a sewer worker? That would be Dylan Speeg! Dylan’s amazing talent is featured on all chapters of MeSseD. A great blend of photorealistic and surreal, Dylan has really carved out the look and feel of the series. I love the expressions he has for the characters, stunning creatures and the mind blowing tunnel work. His other artwork includes portraits, band posters, animation, and the award winning spray paint stencils featured in Citybeat. Click here to learn more about Dylan Click here to check out Dylan's other artwork

MeSseD Comics: Follow the Flush

What happens after we flush? What occurs after millions of people flush their toilets, wash their food, and clean their clothes? What really happens underground in the roots of our skyscrapers? Follow the flush into the wild and scary world of MeSseD. Chapter one: Choke on sale November 1! Experience the trailer at:

Welcome to the Roots

Ever have an idea that won’t leave your head? MeSseD is one of those ideas. The thought that there’s a vast underground world beneath our feet. That there’s thousands of miles of pipes that only a few workers have access to. Roots deep as a skyscraper is tall. So you have to ask the question, “how do we know what’s really down there?” Answering that question has been my obsession for the last two years. It’s been quite a good time, researching, writing and working with great artists, designers and other creators. Chapter One: Choke goes on sale November 1. Each chapter will be released every two weeks, skipping the holidays, of course. MeSseD’s first season will be told in self contained sto

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