Friday, December 9, 2011

'Eye Can' on sale

Your wait is finally over. 
Our first book "Eye Can Win" is officially for sale:

Karim Kama wonders whether 
it was his bad eyesight or lack
       of effort that kept him from being
       a better athlete in his youth. 
       Now 36, Kama overcompensates,
       putting him at physical and 
    emotional risk. It culminates with  a race against an opponent he never expected to face. 

This 16-page edition collects Books 1 and 2 of the story. Treat yourself to some comics joy this holiday season for $1.75 plus shipping. And if you pre-order edition two ($1.75), due out this winter,  you can get the first book at the discount rate of $1. Send order request here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ready to assemble

While I acknowledge the unsettled matter of fair compensation/creator recognition, i can't wait to see this flick!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paying the bills

Not much about comics.
We're doing this at work. My job gives me money to make comics.
There's the connection.



Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Eyes have it

I found out at work yesterday, so really haven't had a chance
to celebrate completely (there was some hockey game on
last night taking up people's attention...)

My CCS thesis comic was approved. My degree is complete.

And with that, the first book under Imerge is ready to roll.
Here are the first 6 pages of Book 1. Information will soon
follow on how to buy the complete 16-page volume,
which includes books 1 and 2 of "Eye Can Win."
Eye Can Win Bk 1 sampler

Thanks to all for the support you gave that got me here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

WRJ: The NewsPaper strip

OK, so I posted this to Facebook and thought it would be overkill to do so here. Buuuuut, I changed my mind and I guess the InterWeb will survive if I put this up in multiple places.

I did a 32 panel comic strip about White River Junction in the May 1 Sunday Free Press, Arts section. The idea was the writer's, Brent Hallenbeck, who thought it made sense to illustrate a piece about the arts in CCS' hometown.

As I said on my previous post, I would love to get to a point where I can look at one of my finished projects and not only see all that could have been fixed. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprise by how it looked particularly the intro panel and on the Web.

This project was A LOT of work in a short amount of time, and I was spent after it was done. I literally felt the weight of this --- and my CCS thesis addendum book -- had lifted off my shoulders that Sunday.

More on the thesis later, as I'm working out distribution plans.

Arts find home in White River Junction

Sunday, March 6, 2011

On Dwayne McDuffie: What more can I say?

I was so wrapped up in GospelFest, furlough, and kids being on break that I didn't even hear the news. Dwayne McDuffie had died. I wanted to wait to get myself together and post something meaningful. Every thing I want to write seems narcissistic and self-indulgent, like it's all about ME, and what he meant to ME and what I think about him. I know the suddenness of his passing is contributing to it.

But even now I can't find the right words to describe what he was to/for me. Hero. Inspiration. Kindred spirit. All of those, and yet, still seems to not say it enough.
I never met him in person, and we only exchanged a few e-mails, but I felt a strong connection through his work. A connection that ensured me that I could find a place for myself in the world of comics if I choose to work at it and truly seek it out.
Others have already either said, written or drawn more profound things to honor Dwayne. So, I'll let his work speak for itself.
My belated, but heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. McDuffie's wife, family, friends and collaborators.

P.S. I know the link is to a Wiki page, but the address to his own site is at the bottom, so you can go there if you want the real...