CRAZY PENCIL COMICS is a Vancouver, BC based comic book company, creating unique and cinematic experiences in the form of graphic novels.
Founded by Bulent Hasan when he started creating "BLACK PROJECT" in 2014, he brought in his friend and fellow filmmaker, Josh Whittall, in for dialogue writing. Both have a long history in the film industry here in Vancouver as writers, directors, and storyboard artists on multiple features, television series and video games. But they're more than that; they are also life long comic book fans.
Now they apply that aesthetic to their books, cinematic in style, unique in their concept, binge worthy of a Netflix series, but tell them in a graphic novel format. They also are taking advantage of new technologies to deliver that story experience, everything from traditional print media to the latest in e-book technology.
At Crazy Pencil Comics we don’t just create stories for you to read, we create experiences that you escape to!
The name came very simply to creator Bulent Hasan. Working on a production his team asked "where is the storyboard artist?" and his friend pointed and said "over there, that crazy guy with the pencil". The name stuck ever since.
We believe that everyone who thrives on being different, to stand out of the crowd, lets their imagination guide them, dares to be bold, thinks outside of the box, and works at making adventure a normal reality for them is a crazy pencil too!
BULENT HASAN (creator/ writer/ artist/publisher ) is a professional storyboard artist from Vancouver, BC. For the last decade he has worked on dozens of projects ranging from TV films, to advertising, Television episodes and Feature Films. His last few major projects were multiple projects for Disney+, "Nancy Drew" for The CW, "Project Blue Book" for History Channel and "Resident Alien" for SYFY. A comics fanatic since childhood, Black Project is his first of many comic series.
JOSH WHITTALL ( dialogue writer & story editor) has an extensive history in film as a 2nd Assistant Director, writer, director, producer and editor. His first independent film "The Gutter Diaries" went on to win awards at the New York Film festival as well as various international film festivals. He is a fellow comic book creator whose own book, FATE, is currently available on Comixology and explores Government Conspiracies, alien abduction, and mystery.
HUGH FLEMING (cover artist) is an Australian artist who produced cover art for a number of Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars & Indiana Jones series. He’s also credited for painting the first double bladed lightsaber for Star Wars as well as the artist who created the popular “Star Wars Rock Band” poster. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his family creating amazing art for multiple projects and films, most recently Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker.
Massimo Moda (or "Max") is a self taught fine artist based out of Turin, Italy. His talent to bring a gravity, emotion, surrealism and excitement is what brought him on to Black Project as the first commissioned artist to join Crazy Pencil Comics. He continues to take commissions for clients as well as create stunning fine art with nothing but charcoal, pencil, and his spirit. His artwork titled "Genesis" was created for our crowdfunding rewards as a trading card and poster, giving the image an almost renaissance, or religious, emotion to it.
Anil Sharma is many things; educator, photographer, artist, Sports fan and mostly, a hard core Star Wars & comic fan, which is how he met creator Bulent Hasan, at their local comic shop! He has since become a Sketch Card artist for TOPPS Star Wars line of cards, & one of his pieces became a regular addition to the Star Wars Galaxy card set that was revived and released in 2018. His artwork titled "Revenge" is just one of the many pieces of art created for Black Project's crowdfunding rewards, paying homage to one of his and Bulents favourite Poster "Revenge of the Jedi" by Drew Struzan.
Ramon Gardon is what we call our 'Spanish Sensation" based out of Granada, Spain. Bulent met Ramon online while searching for talent for another project (soon to be announced fully) and they quickly became friends. Ramon's sense of action, emotion, and visual style pops from the page and his work for Black Project titled "Grindhouse' has that exact feel to it! His love for cars, motorcycles shows when penciling them down on paper as you feel like you're driving at 100 mph!