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Everything awesome is turning 30 this year from TMNT to Ghostbusters!

 In fact i’m turning 30 too next month AND celebrating 10 years from my first professional comic gig so I thought i’d celebrate with a special offer!

I’m offering $30 commissions and -30% off my originals on my store for the next month and I hope to manage to save up enough to get a Wacom Cintiq Companion so I can work outside of the office and maybe next summer get a suntan :)

Enter HAPPYBIRTHDAY as the code for -30% off my originals.

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  • Listening to: Cat fights all day long
  • Reading: the back of cereals packs
  • Watching: All of Castle!
  • Playing: Jewel mania
  • Eating: Hobnobs nomnomnomnom
So i'm gonna be one of the guests at London Super Comic Convention this March! Woohoo!
Cant wait to visit the UK again, it'll been 2 years since i last went and a great chance to see family and friends again 

But enough mushy stuff- Let's talk about comics! I'll be taking on a few pre-con commissions to do before the show. If anyone is interested then all you have to do is click below and make an order!
Oh and dont forget to let me know what you want me to draw!

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COMMISSION CLOSED. Thank you for ordering and i'll see you all there!
  • Listening to: Cat fights all day long
  • Reading: the back of cereals packs
  • Watching: All of Castle!
  • Playing: Jewel mania
  • Eating: Hobnobs nomnomnomnom

Hey all :)

Tis the season to be Jolly and i’m putting up this offer till the end of Christmas day. I have a few originals on the store, a few Amala’s Blade prints and i’ll be posting more over the next couple of days like Spider-man pages and odd comics!

Hope you have a nice day! :)

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  • Listening to: CHVRCHES
  • Reading: the back of cereals packs
  • Watching: Pacific Rim again!
  • Eating: Hobnobs nomnomnomnom
  • Listening to: TMNT ost
  • Reading: a lot!
  • Watching: Murder by Death
  • Eating: Falafels from the corner shop
  • Drinking: Cider with gin!!
Yeah i know, i havent post anything here for a while and i will catch up real soon and talk about Adventure Time and TMNT covers, Superior Spider-man and other fun stuff soon but fiiiirst
i'm excited to be going to NYCC this year with my buddy Ilias Kyriazis and we will have a table in the Artist Alley (H15) so if anyone one is around can pop by to say hi and see some comics and prints that we will have and also pick up a commission if you order it in good time.

So have a nice weekend and i'll post more soon
Mike!

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  • Listening to: TMNT ost
  • Reading: All New-Xmen & Anya\\\'s Ghost
  • Watching: Under the Dome
  • Eating: Falafels from the corner shop
  • Drinking: Cider with gin!!

Looks like the news is out…
Yep, I'm drawing Spider-man and its out this October!

Its part 3 of a Marvel event also drawn by :iconanklesnsocks: & :iconjakewyatt:! I'm super-exited to be a part of this!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP SPECIAL #1
MICHAEL COSTA (W) • MICHAEL DIALYNAS (A)
Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
Interlocking Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
PART THREE OF "THE ARMS OF THE OCTOPUS!"
• Who is in league with Doc Ock and the Abomination and how can our heroes defeat them?
• Can the Superior Spider-Man (who we all know is the mind of Otto Octavius in the body of Spider-Man) hold onto his sanity while facing his doppelganger?
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

More news about the series here:
www.comicbookmovie.com/fansite…

  • Listening to: The IT Crowd and Black Books
  • Reading: All New-Xmen & Anya's Ghost
  • Eating: Falafels from the corner shop
  • Drinking: Beer! Beer! Beer!
Cant believe it's been a month already since issue2 came out and after tomorrow issue drops there will be only one more issue before the mini-series ends!

AAAAAAAAHHH THATS CRAZY AAAAAAAAAAAHH!

So if you are in the area of a sweet comic shop, pop in and pick up a copy of Amala's Blade!
It has a lovely Cyber-monstrosity by the name of STORMSCALE!

Master assassin Amala makes a startling discovery about her latest target that will change her life forever! And Amala's day turns full of surprises when she's thrown into an abandoned subway to face a Modifier monstrosity!

"Tale of a teen assassin, swords, seafaring, steampunk, cyborgs, religious war and a ghost robot pirate monkey. Admit it, you're intrigued."—Newsarama

"IT SCRATCHES MY ITCH FOR HIGH ADVENTURE."—COMICSALLIANCE

  • Listening to: Fraiser reruns
  • Reading: comics comics & comics!
  • Eating: Falafels from the corner shop
  • Drinking: Beer! Beer! Beer!
yup yup!
i've been mostly sleeping and drinking coffee in the sun today and totally forgot to post some pages here on DA
because last night i had to wonderful experience of finishing the last issue of the Amala miniseries after 8 months of hard labour and an annoying ghost monkey :)
Up until now the longest comic i've ever drawn was 30 pages and Amala's first mini is now numbered at 112 pages long so thats a big step and a giant milestone for me.

Amala's Blade #2 came out today and it looks like people are enjoying to see her little adventure unfold :)
So thank you all for picking up a copy! and if you want tweet or email me photo of your copy and i'll send you a 20% discount code for my online store.

Your ghost-wrangler
Mike!

PS
ComicBastards review: www.comicbastards.com/homepage…
"...waiting for the next issue in what's shaping up to be one of the best mini-series of 2013."

Adventures in Poor Taste review: www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/…
"Yes. We're two issues in, but I'm already confident enough in this series to call it the best fantasy comic on the shelves. Get this now!"

Twitter: twitter.com/theWoodenKing
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewoodencrow…
Store: woodencrown.bigcartel.com/
  • Listening to: Fraiser reruns
  • Reading: comics comics & comics!
  • Eating: Falafels from the corner shop
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Yesterday was FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and i thought it would be nice to finally put online after 6 years one of my first ever comics for people to read :)

This story and 11 other of my short stories can be found here in my personal collection Trinkets, An Attic Full of Stories published by Comicdom Press.

Heres the Comic >> thewoodencrown.tumblr.com/post…

Happy Reading.

Mike :)
  • Listening to: E4
  • Reading: comics comics & comics!
  • Eating: Falafels from the corner shop
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Its Easter over here and i'm having a 10% off all orders until Sunday SALE! Use the code REDEGGS over at woodencrown.bigcartel.com to redeem!

Mike!
  • Listening to: Mel Brooks movies
  • Reading: Dungeon!
  • Eating: the seasons Oranges
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
What a week-
I want to thank all the nice people for the great reviews and the positive support they gave the zero issue of AMALA'S BLADE, I didn't expect this kind of response! You guys really made my week and I look forward to you all reading the mini-series starting in April. We have a lot going on it from Mechanical glowing beasts to Steam-punked cities!

Along with the release of the zero issue we gave two Glow-in-the-Dark posters of Amala in our random give away at our Facebook page. The winners were Owen Watts and Eleni Mosh! Keep Amala's ghostly friends by your bed as a night light :) I was really happy with how that turned out and we plan to do more give-aways before issue 1 is out.

Also did you also know that my mate Josh Tierney's SPERA vol.2 was released on the same day, that also involves high fantasy and young ladies with swords! you should read it! its packed to the brim with talent. I have a short story in this volume and a bigger one in the upcoming volume 3!

Hope you all have a great week.
Mike!

Get Amala's Blade zero issue! www.darkhorse.com/Comics/22-56…
Get a Glow in the Dark poster! thewoodencrownshop.bigcartel.c…
Amala's Blade FB page! www.facebook.com/AmalasBlade
  • Listening to: Kevin Smith's sweet tales
  • Reading: Dungeon!
  • Eating: the seasons Oranges
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Hey all!

The zero issue of AMALA'S BLADE is out this month and as a way to thank you all, we are giving away two (2) of the last limited edition Glow-in-the-Dark posters!
If you want the chance to win one all you have to do is Like the Amala's Blade page and the Pirate Ghost Monkey will pick two names from the list on the 27th of February!


This poster was made last April when the story "Skull and Crossbows" was released in Dark Horse Presents and is printed by silkscreen master :icontind:!


Thanks!

PS
Stay tuned over the next month for more competitions and fun previews of the upcoming series from Dark Horse Comics!
  • Listening to: Old tunes, Autumn tunes.
  • Reading: The Tale of Sand
  • Watching: Tron Legacy
  • Playing: with Inks.
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Cats out of the bag! Amala's Blade is going to be a mini-series! Kicking off with a collection of the DHP story as a zero issue and the first issue of the series to be released in April 2013!

AMALA'S BLADE is written by Steve Horton and drawn by me!

Click along to see and read what Caleb wrote at ComicAlliance! www.comicsalliance.com/2012/11…
  • Listening to: Old tunes, Autumn tunes.
  • Reading: New Script, yup.
  • Watching: Moone Boy, great new show!
  • Playing: actually finished ROCHARD.
  • Eating: spinach!
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
I'm off tomorrow to New York for this years Comic-Con! yay!
I wont be doing much other than seeing people, drawing stuff, drinking beers and checking out new comics!
a much needed break from the desk.

But for one hour a day i will be signing promotional material with Polly Guo for the upcoming SPERA vol.2 at the Archaia Booth (#1520) below you can find the times and a link to Archaia's signing schedule.


Thurs, 10/116-7pm, Table 2
Fri, 10/123-4pm, Table 3
Sat, 10/1310:30-11:30am, Table 4
Sun, 10/141:30-2:30pm, Table 3
SIGNING SCHEDULE AT THE ARCHAIA BOOTH (1520)FOR 2012 NEW YORK COMIC CON
So pass by if you want to HI!

PLUS!
Josh Tierney, Creator of SPERA just posted.

By the way, **The first two people to send me photos of themselves at the artist table with the autograph card will win a signed copy of Vol. II whenever I get the books in!**. Just send the photo to josh.will.tierney@gmail.com.
I can't afford to go this year, unfortunately, but I hope everyone stops by to meet Mike, Polly and Roxie, all awesome people & artists who have been involved with Spera pretty much since the beginning.
Mike was part of the original collaboration, illustrated Fetch Quest (which appears in Vol. II), and has a major role in an upcoming Spera project. Polly Guo created this pin-up and illustrated Adel's Hammer, which was first a black & white comic for TCAF and will now be in full colour for Vol. II. Roxie created this pin-up, which appears in Vol. II as well.
Archaia will also be selling copies of Spera: Volume I, so be sure to check it out if you haven't already!
  • Listening to: Old tunes, Autumn tunes.
  • Reading: New Script, yup.
  • Watching: Moone Boy, great new show!
  • Playing: actually finished ROCHARD.
  • Eating: spinach!
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Hey all! Hope you are well.

Recently i had the bad luck of having the Graphic Card on my Mac burn out on me and i am in need of raising some funds to buy a new one. Thank the Gods for a good friend who lent me one the time being.

Thats why i am doing a open call for anyone who would like a 20$ character commission. (shipping included)
Each commission will be drawn on an A4 size heavy stock paper. You can see in my Gallery, MODOK from Marvel that i did as an example. (Which is also up for sale to whoever wants it!) fav.me/d5gua3l

So if you are interested and want me to draw your favourite character for you, then all you have to do is send me an email at michaeldialynas@gmail.com and let me know what you would like!

Plus my comics and prints are still available at my store.
thewoodencrownshop.bigcartel.c…

Thank you very much in advance :)


UPDATE:
Nearly 50% has been raised! I want to say a Big Thank you to all those who commissioned me and bought stuff from my store!

You've been a big help.
I will post new commissions as i draw them, for now MODOK is still available!

NEW UPDATE:
I LOVE YOU GUYS!

In less than 24 hours, the kind people of the internets made buying a new Graphic Card for my mac possible!
I am overwhelmed by the response of everyone who sent me an email yesterday asking for a commission.

Godzilla is a favorite these days by the looks of it! :P

Over the next month or so i will be posting photos of the commissions as they roll out!

Thank you ALL as i would never have achieved this without your support.

Mike.
  • Listening to: Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011
  • Reading: Petrograd
  • Watching: Louie CK stand-ups
  • Eating: Ginger Bread cookies
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Hey people!
Hope you all are having a great Xmas! :santa:

here's an update about Amala's Blade for Dark Horse Presents.
Click below to read the interview me & Steve Horton gave to Robot6's Brigid Alverson
robot6.comicbookresources.com/…


ps there's quite a bit of concept art too!
  • Listening to: random movies in the background
  • Reading: about Jim Henson
  • Playing: Blood and Glory
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Wow! Amala's Blade got a DD! madart84.deviantart.com/art/Am…
thank you very much :icondust-bite:

Been working hard this past month on workshops for kids and the Amala's Blade story for Dark Horse
in fact just wrapping up the pencils for issue 10 of DHP and steamrolling into colours tomorrow!

exiting stuff and a great experience :)

hope you all enjoy the final story start Febuary 22nd 2012 in Dark Horse Presents #09.

:tea: :santa:
  • Listening to: New Justice album!
  • Reading: new Scripts
  • Watching: Fresh Meat & Real Steel
  • Playing: waiting for new Zelda.... com'on!
  • Eating: home made bolognese
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
DARK HORSE PRESENTS: AMALA'S BLADE IN FEBRUARY 2012!
Looks like the project i've been working on the last months has finally been announced!
here you have AMALA'S BLADE, with words by Steve Horton & art by me!

Cant wait for you all to this comic full of Steam-punk assassins and Cyborg-pirates!

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a brand new three-part story from Steve Horton (DC Holiday Special, Superman 80-Page Giant) and Michael Dialynas (Popgun, Trinkets) appearing in Dark Horse Presents #9 – Amala's Blade.

Amala was once chosen as a child to be the spiritual leader for her country, to unite the Purifiers and Modifiers and prevent war. She fled into the night. Twenty years of war later, she makes a living as an assassin, but her past is ever ready to catch up to her. Aboard a massive pirate ship, Amala stalks the fearsome pirate captain Cha'Kooh ... but the voices in her head, manifesting as ghosts, keep getting in the way!

Amala's Blade will be featured in issues #9, #10 & #11 of Dark Horse Presents.

"Amala's Blade is the steam punk-with-swords epic that I've been dying to tell," says Steve Horton, writer and letterer. "Thanks to the extraordinary and talented artist Michael Dialynas, we've brought Amala to life. Thanks to Dark Horse Comics, we've found an amazing and supportive publisher for our three-issue run in Dark Horse Presents. This story has heart, sword fighting, sarcasm, revenge, pirates, technologically modified villains, a girl steam punk heroine, and a robotic pirate monkey. What more do you need?" says Horton.
Dark Horse Presents #9 is out February 22nd, 2012!
  • Listening to: New Justice album!
  • Reading: new Scripts
  • Watching: Fresh Meat & Real Steel
  • Playing: waiting for new Zelda.... com'on!
  • Eating: home made bolognese
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
Hey! Guess what?
The fist episode of my Greek webcomic "Gulliver the Giant Kitty"is up and hosted on SoComic.gr
You can take a look at the Whole episode by following the link below :)

www.socomic.gr/2011/10/gulliver-the-giand-kitty-the-beginning/

expect a lot of kitty madness to follow!!!

PS
You may also read other comics there by N.Stamatopoulos and V.Gkotzilas & K.Zaxopoulos!
  • Listening to: U900
  • Reading: Childrens books
  • Watching: a zillion series :P
  • Playing: waiting for new Zelda.
  • Eating: mystic pizza
  • Drinking: nice hot black tea mmmmm
hey guys
whats happening?
its been a really long time since i last updated my journal here ("cough" socialmediasfault!)

Any-who I've been really busy lately on some projects 'soon to be announced' and i'm really exited to share!

Recently i made a tribute poster for the American Gods Art Jam over a Super Punch and made a limited series of prints for my online shop thewoodencrownshop.bigcartel.c…
and was wondering if anyone would like, care, buy a poster of the Doctor Who catching Starfish i did.
heres the link to the following picture: madart84.deviantart.com/art/Th…


since i cant make a poll, i'm asking you all from here :)
so what do you think? be honest!

thanks in advance for the answers

Mike. :tea:
  • Listening to: guess what, more rain!
  • Reading: cooking reciepes
  • Watching: Due Date
  • Playing: Sonic
  • Eating: poisoned apples
  • Drinking: rakomelo
Getting things up and running lately with my On-line shop and decided to put the last 4 Kowel dolls for sale. With each Doll you also get a lustrous Beneath Bones print!

Link to The last 4 Kowel dolls @ the WoodenCrown Shop