Artists And Colourists, Beware Michael Pearson And The Fake Dark Horse Comic (UPDATE)

Posted by December 9, 2014 Comment

Michael Pearson, or Michael Lamont Pearson is looking for artists. He’s been looking on Digitalwebbing, on Deviantart, on Reddit, on Zwol, on Conceptart and on Zwol again.

He began in January, saying,

I am looking for an artist that is interested in collaborating on a graphic novel/ One Shot. It is a super hero story, but there are no super powers. It is a “First Encounter” story involving two heroes that discover each other. One of the heroes is the very “All American” stereo type and the other is much darker. The two have the same goal in mind but their moral codes lead to conflict between them. There is also a villain present throughout the narrative to give the story another angle. I have much of the story written, the characters are trademarked, and there are conceptual drawings available for character references. I already have a colorist that is ready to work, if need be, and we are looking to submit this comic to Dark Horse and/or Image Comics. This story is a prequel to a story that I am already working on for Dark Horse and Comixology. There is already a deal in place with comixology upon completion of this prequel comic as well. All proceeds will be split fairly as this will be a team/group venture. I have more details about the story that i can forward onto you if interested.

I can be contacted via this post or via email*michael.lamont.pearson@gmail.com

Note how is he already has a project with Dark Horse and ComiXology. Elsewhere, he then got more specific about Dark Horse.

Dark Horse Comics is losing their rights to Star Wars in 2015 and they are aggressively searching for comics to fill that hole that is being created. I have been in talks with Dark Horse for a little over 2 years (I have the emails and call logs to support that claim) about a comic that I have been writing. i have the first issue and cover completed but the problem i run into is that the artist i work with have 0 work ethic or business savy. Ive done everything from getting copyrights and trade marks to creating character profiles. I handle the scripting, dialogue and lettering. I’m offering 50% split of the creative rights because i want a partner but its so hard to find an artist that actually works. While talking to my contact at Dark Horse, he gave me this advice, comic publishers want creative teams, they dont want to pick a comic up that they are going to have to work on. They would much rather bring in a project that makes money on its own and slap their name on it.

This is a comic that WILL be picked up, all Dark Horse is asking for is a little bit of progress be made before they take the project in. If there is any artist interested in this project please respond to this post with art samples and your artistic “style”. I can provide story details, scripts, as well as completed comic pages upon request to serious inquiries.

I can also be reached via email at,
michael.lamont.pearson@gmail.com

So the inconsistencies had already begun. Skip to November and things have moved on.

Last Call For Dark Horse Submission
In search of an artist to finish project for Dark Horse. I have been in constant contact with DH for the past 2 years regarding this project. Issue one has been completed and I need another artist that can help us fast track this project because it is due for submission by the end of february. I have examples of the art that can be provided thru email. I am looking for an artist that is familiar with google drive because that is where we do the bulk of our exchanging and communicating.

The “Condition of the City” is the driving point of the story. At first I want the comic/graphic novel to begin very campy, very happy and very cliche and it will progressively transition into a grittier and darker piece. The goal is to have the environment reflect on the characters. The hero is used to being an all American hero (stopping muggings, bank robberies, facing cliche villains and fighting for “justice”) but how does he react when he encounters a man that will slaughter an entire family or destroy a hospital with no concern of who dies? What does the hero do when he discovers there are corrupt police working with the underworld of the city? How does he react when his marriage begins to break down? I want the story to immerse the reader in the world and bond them to the characters. I’ve always liked the idea of having characters react realistically.

I can provide more story details in an email upon request.

This is a very large project and a huge opportunity. The project is 12 issues 18-21 pages per issue. This will require a dedicated artist and someone with good communication.

Anyone interested please send examples of art to michael.lamont.pearson@gmail.com.

I can also furnish the Dark Horse communications via email for those who are interested.

Again this is a very high profile and time sensative project.

Thank you,

Michael Pearson

Replying to enquiries saying,

They have provided an artist which i declined because i want to use someone that shows interest the project. Not an artist the draws just to draw. But yes if worse comes to worse i will use their artist

So, you’d better hurry up! This Tuesday, it seem he had found his artists and had moved on.

Colorist needed for Dark Horse Comic

I posted here looking for an artist for a project being published by Dark Horse. I found him! Now i am in search of a colorist. For the project. Ive attached a brief plot point summary below. If you are interested in this project please email me at michael.lamont.pearson@gmail.com and provide samples of your coloring.

The story revolves around a second generation hero that is established and loved by the city he resides in. He is very Superman and Captain America-esque. The classic “Golden- Age all american.

The “Condition of the City” is the driving point of the story. At first I want the comic/graphic novel to begin very campy, very happy and very cliche and it will progressively transition into a grittier and darker piece. The goal is to have the environment reflect on the characters. The hero is used to being an all American hero (stopping muggings, bank robberies, facing cliche villains and fighting for “justice”) but how does he react when he encounters a man that will slaughter an entire family or destroy a hospital with no concern of who dies? What does the hero do when he discovers there are corrupt police working with the underworld of the city? How does he react when his marriage begins to break down? I want the story to immerse the reader in the world and bond them to the characters. I love the idea of having the characters react realistically with the exception of the hero.

Again, if interested email me at michael.lamont.pearson@gmail.com

And then

My team and I are in desperate need of a quality colorist that can complete the coloring of 1 page a day. This project is slated to be reviewed and published by Dark Horse.

If you are interested in this project please email me at michael.lamont.pearson@gmail.com and provide samples of your coloring.

Only problem is that no one at Dark Horse had heard of the man. Artists worked on projects, were accepted and heard nothing. They then contacted Dark Horse Comics who expressed ignorance. So I got in touch, pretending to be a wannabe artist, using original art by Frank Cho.

Mike got back in touch and  told me,

That is actually really good.

We are on a tight dead line with dark horse and we need someone who can produce about 4-5 pages a week. I have attached communications from Dark Horse.

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All faked. That’s not even Dark Horse editor Dan Chabon’s real email address.

I replied but suddenly the e-mail started bouncing. Mike deleted his deviantArt account and removed some of his internet posts. Dark Horse had been in touch and he’d gone to ground.

But he may pop up elsewhere, with different names and different stories. Be warned!

(Last Updated December 9, 2014 1:22 pm )