Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays from Near Mint Press!!

Hey gang~

Whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this season, we here at Near Mint Press wish you the happiest of holidays!

Safe travels ... we'll be back soon with more comics and illustrations!


Friday, December 13, 2013

"Tales of the Emerald Yeti" on holiday ...

Hey gang~

You're probably wondering why you haven't seen a new installment of "Tales of the Emerald Yeti" in a few weeks. Well, Clarence and I are busy working on finishing the third issue of the series. We have lots of additional stuff to draw, ink, letter, and tone/color to get the book out. Additional stuff that will only be available with the purchase of issue #3 (stuff that won't be available for free online ~sorry).

So, while we're finishing that (and enjoying the holiday season), I'll still be posting other comics like "I'm not from here" and some illustrations.

Don't fret, "Tales of the Emerald Yeti" will return after these messages.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

"I'm not from here"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Character and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey gang~

Here's a new character, "Dr. Diminutive: the Miniature Master!"

Also, have a great Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a nice visit with folks, a good meal, and a relaxing day.

Remember, if you shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday ... you are part of the problem!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

30 Characters Challenge

A couple of years ago I took part in the "30 Characters Challenge" online. The challenge is to create 30 original characters in 30 days. Last time, I only got about 20 characters in before I gave up. Since I don't have much going on, I thought I'd take another stab at it this year. I've already started creating ... and here's my first 2 characters of this challenge: The Dented Helmet & The Lark!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kenn Minter ~ Gallery show

Hey Gang~

Say, there won't be a new "Tales of the Emerald Yeti" page this week (check back next week). I have been very busy finishing new painting, prints, and drawings for a solo gallery show here in Lexington, Kentucky at the Cricket Press Gallery. The show opens this coming Monday, October 14, 2013. If you are in the area, please stop by and check it out:

Kenn Minter presents new paintings, illustrations, and vinyl prints at the Cricket Press Gallery (501 W. Sixth Street, Suite 185 Lexington KY ... behind the West 6th Brewery).

OCTOBER 14, 2013 TO NOVEMBER 22, 2013.
***Gallery Hop
Friday November 15, 2013 @ 5pm

Kenn Minter

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Experts - Digital Download

Hey gang~

Mine and Clarence Pruitt's graphic novel, "the Experts," is now on sale as a digital download for a mere $4.99! 124 pages for a sawbuck!

Get your digital copy here!

~ Kenn Minter

Friday, August 30, 2013

New "I'm not from here" comic

Here's a new "I'm not from here" comic based on a true story told to me by my wife.
"Tales of the Emerald Yeti" will return next week.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Character sketches ...

Clarence and I are working on a back-up tale for "Tales of the Emerald Yeti" #3. It's inspired by old children's comics such as Harvey's Casper the Friendly Ghost and Hot Stuff. The story will feature "Lil' Ninja Witch" and "Emerald Yeti Jr."
Here are some character sketches I sent Clarence to give him some ideas. I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

John Romita Sr. (pencils and inks)

John Romita Sr., probably my favorite penciller of the Silver and Bronze Age of Marvel Comics.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Tales of the Emerald Yeti" book review ...

Here's a thoughtful review of our "Tales of the Emerald Yeti" series that runs in this month's issue of North of Center Newspaper:

Kenn Minter’s newest comic landscape
By Evan Barker
The Emerald Yeti is an arresting character. Massive in build and dashing in his Army dress uniform, he dominates the frames of his story with gravity. And yet he’s graceful—bold green fur blurring his humanoid features, meshing strangely with twentieth-century surroundings. The Emerald Yeti is a superhero, or he isn’t. Actually, he is, but this aspect of his life isn’t prominently on display in the first two issues of Tales of the Emerald Yeti, the comic which details the background of an oddly named and compelling character.
The Yeti, Incredo-Lad, Incredo-Lass, Professor Hundscheiße, Super-Ego, and Little Miss Fantastic form the phantasmagoric core lineup of creator Kenn Minter and penciler Clarence Pruitt’s comic universe, slyly twisted and irony-laden—a throwback-cum-update to what the authors term “the Bronze Age comics of the rocking, exploitative days of the 1970s.”
The Yeti first appeared as a member of the Experts, Minter and Pruitt’s thoroughly modern, thoroughly American superhero group. The Experts (graphic novel) is set in the present, a riff on the archetypical cooperative of superheroes. Except the Experts are more about sweet corporate endorsements than actual crime-fighting, much the way celebrity chefs these days tend to sell their images, cookware, books, and utensils instead of making actual food. The Experts collect royalties and bust the occasional hoodlum, and life is sweet. They eventually break up, and that’s where Minter decided that the Emerald Yeti was the most interesting and nuanced character of the group, and the one whose background was the least explored.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Getting Married ...

Hey gang~
Well, I'm getting married this weekend and then going on a long honeymoon. That's a good thing.
Sadly though, this site will be on hiatus till the middle of August. Please return for more illustrations and adventures of the Emerald Yeti!