Monday, April 14, 2014

Prisoner of the Mind Gif Cole's Nightmare


I am working on a series of animated gifs from the graphic novel. I'll post them here as I finish up. Only two months to go before issue 3 is out.



Weirdness in New York


The beautiful thing about New York City is that you never know what's around the corner. I typically take pictures of the city's weirdness when I can capture it. This is just one of many photos that I have taken, I will post more here in the future.






Monday, April 7, 2014

Packing up my robot collection and moving into a new art studio


This is definitely one of the weirdest ones of my collection.



I'm finally packing up my robot collection, and moving into my new studio. It's too bad I can't program one of them to take the batteries out of his friends and wrap them in bubble wrap.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Here's a shot of something new and fantastic i'm working on


I wish I could say more, but... You'll just have to wait and see. The sword is for reference and inspiration while working on a fantasy piece. More to come...


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I just chose the next Nasa space suit design






NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to the previous Z-1 suit, which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012, the Z-2 takes the next step in fidelity approaching a final flight-capable design. Most exciting, the Z-2 marks several milestones for NASA:

  • First surface-specific planetary mobility suit to be tested in full vacuum
  • First use of 3D human laser scans and 3D-printed hardware for suit development and sizing
  • Most advanced use of impact resistant composite structures on a suit upper and lower torso system
  • First integration of the suit-port concept with a hard upper torso suit structure
  • Most conformal and re-sizeable hard upper torso suit built to date






Monday, March 31, 2014

Life imitates Art


I was heading back to Brooklyn from the city when I spotted a large truck filled to the top with branches and roots. It looked just like the truck I created in my graphic novel Prisoner of the Mind see page 12, and 25 below. If you haven't checked it out yet, here is a link to issue number 1 on Comixology.






Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Orb a two page short comic by Allan Linder





This is The Orb, a two page short story comic I did for Adventures in Comics contest, which was published online today. The contest winners will be announced later this Summer and printed in a book. I wrote and illustrated the story during my subway commute, and then digitally inked and colored it. Read it here for free along with the other submissions.

If you have a hard time reading The Orb here, try Adventures in Comics site.





Prisoner of the Mind Issue 1 and 2 are on Comixology Now


Prisoner of the Mind 
Written by: Allan Linder
Art by: Allan Linder
Price: $2.99


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Prisoner of the Mind Issue number 2 is out today on Comixology




Written by: Allan Linder
Art by: Allan Linder
Price: $2.99

Following Coles attempted suicide; he awakens in the psychiatric ward of a hospital, with no recollection of the incident. The psychiatrist Doctor Zane questions Cole and learns that the dead agent he investigated was a close friend from the academy named Tommy. As Dr. Zane digs deeper, he finds out that Cole’s mother was killed in a boating accident, and his father was murdered when he was only nine years old.

Buy Today on ComiXology!



If you missed issue number 1, buy it here on Comixology.

PRISONER OF THE MIND is a neo-noir thriller set in the near future of New York, the unforgiving city. On the outside, the city looks a little different, buildings are taller, the sky is a little darker, technology is more advanced and machines have replaced some human workers. Nevertheless, people are the same inside, hungry, greedy, and deceitful. A hardboiled government agent with a perfect service record tries to commit suicide after investigating another agent's death. Following Coles attempted suicide; he awakens in the psychiatric ward of a hospital, with no recollection of the incident.











Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gotham shooting in Gotham today









If you haven't been keeping up, here is the premise for Gotham.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Growing up in Gotham City's surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancĂ©e, BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes' hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy's profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham's criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe,” “Collateral”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction's most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” “Another Earth”).

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, ALFRED (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be.

GOTHAM is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).