As a journalist my self, I’ve interviewed hundreds (thousands?) of folks, Over the past couple of years I’ve sort of slipped over to the other side of the creative bench and have begun creating (writing) my own stuff.
A couple of weeks back, while I was attending Ray Felix’s Superhero Comic Con (once again in the Bronx) I was interviewed by Dana Gallagher from The Cinema Couch. here is that interview.
Truthfully, this was a tad odd for me, as I am usually the one doing the interviewing, not being interviewed (as you can probably tell from the clip).
Well, kids, it has been a long road, but finally my comicbook Hot Girl and Totally Hot Girl is now available over at IndyPlanet for a mere $2.50 (+ S&H).
The journey from idea to fully-published comic took me probably close to five years. It grew out of an idea that got pitched as, well, as something of a joke, but then festered and grew into an actually fully-formed real concept. It was then typed out on my smartphone (no really), then presented to a guy I met who was a co-worker of someone I had known for years.
Then it took almost another year until the — then unpublished artist — to get his rather hectic life in order enough to realize that I was serious and to buckle down to do the work. Once the art was finally completed (pencils, inks and colors), it was lettered (then re-lettered), and pitched to a couple of publishers.
Needless to say, it was generally well received, but it was the visionary folks over at Pronto Comics who finally committed to publishing it. Originally it was supposed to have been a part of a full-color anthology, but that project hit a snag or three and apparently vaporized. Not wanting the strip to linger in limbo I was asked if I wanted to publish it as a stand-alone Print-on-Demand comic. I agreed and we proceeded with that idea.
Unfortunately we hit yet another snag when the editor assigned to the project abruptly left Pronto. Not to worry, Pronto’s Editor-in-Chief stepped in and helped Shepherd the project to fruition. So here we are. with an 8-page, full-color comic for just $2.50.
Buy one, oh why be shy, buy two and give one to a friend!
Yep, you folks read that right, My long-awaited comicbook, Hot Girl and totally Hot Girl is almost here. Brought to you by the Unbelievable talent (and patient) folks over at at Pronto Comics. My comic is being published as a Print on Demand comic over @ Indyplanet.
Print on Demand means that if you order one they will print one and ship it to you. If you order 10, they will print and ship 10. Seriously, how cool is that? Now I’m totally feeling that this is like the coolest thing that has ever happened to me, and I’m wicked psyched over it.
While the comic itself isn’t posted as of yet, I’ve been assured that it will be posted by the end of the week. and that Pronto will have copies at MoCCA Fest (Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29). I’m hoping to be there one day over the weekend, only at the moment I’m not quite sure which day it will be — although I’m currently leaning towards Saturday).
More info to follow as I confirm what my schedule will be for the weekend.
In the mean time, you can preview the first few pages over at the Pronto Webcomic site.