Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The reviews are in...

...on my 2nd children's book coming out Oct. 11, called "The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way"! Here's where you can find it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Day-Roy-Riegels-Ran-Wrong/dp/1599904942, and here's the review:
"Gutman showcases an infamous blunder in college football history in this play-by-play recap of an incident in the 1929 Rose Bowl between the University of California and Georgia Tech. When a player dropped the ball, Riegels, California's center, grabbed it and ran determinedly — toward the wrong goalpost. Riegels realized his error at the one-yard line, but the mishap cost his team the game. The two-tiered narrative juxtaposes the breathless voice of the radio broadcaster ('Folks, I've never seen anything like it in all my days!') with dialogue between a contemporary boy and his grandfather, who's telling his grandson about Riegels's gaffe. With a muted palette that reinforces the period feel, Talbott's mixed-media cartoons approach caricature, depicting the characters' horrified expressions with an exaggeration that nods toward vintage comics. Gutman (Casey Back at Bat) notes that a humiliated Riegels jumped back into the game and performed well, underlining a message summed up neatly by the grandfather: 'It just goes to show that mistakes are not the end of the world.' Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The Big Bang cover is all tucked in and put to bed. I'll let you know how to get a copy when somebody tells me!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

KW update--COLOR!

Here's where I'm going with the color on the cover--not sure about a lot of it so far, but we'll see what shakes out.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Knight Watchman cover update

Updated look at Knight Watchman cover. I'll be replacing a head or 2 and doing some sfx to give it some mood, but I'm happy with the inks, anyway.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gotham City

Pittsburgh will make a great Gotham City. The giant stone jail in the middle of the city would make a nice Arkham Asylum with Wayne Tower overlooking.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Knight Watchman in progress

Here's the cover, already in progress (one of the many projects I need to wrap up). The rest of the book is done and ready to go. Once the cover is done, I'll post where it can be purchased for a very reasonable fee.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Here's the cover sketch to a book I'm doing for Big Bang Comics. As soon as the cover is done, the book will go on sale. Details to follow.