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A Brief Conversation In Time A Preview of a short story for an upcoming anthology from Comics Experience. What happens when the smartest person on the planet figures out how to actually communicate with the planet? Art by Jan Marc Quisumbing. Read   Senturies A historical science fiction tale that has been knocking around my noggin for a few years now. Air Force test pilot Alexes Ozuka stumbles across a NASA conspiracy, her long lost astronaut father and a secret alien armada in space. Illustrated by Ian Waryanto. Read   Race Encounters Of The Third Kind A prodigal son returns…

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A Tale of Two Posters

The year was 1983 and I was a 15-year-old George Perez fan who drew two posters in his honor. One full of Marvel heroes going to the right and the other full of DC characters going to the left, with all the characters’ poses mirroring each other. A comic book shop in Long Beach, CA put them both up for sale on commission basis but only the DC one was sold. To who, I had no idea. Thirty four years later, a gentleman by the name of Stephen Csomos contacted me on social media and said he had one of my…

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Happy New Year!

With every celebration of a new year comes resolution and goals. I myself already have a few in mind but one thing I always try to do is to make them tangible and measurable.

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My Inktober Contribution, Sort Of…

So I came up with the above joke and decided to make a meme out of it. ‘Posted it on FaceBook in honor of Inktober and it went pretty viral. It expressed my frustration in the difficulty of making a living as a comic book creator and I guess it resonated with a lot of people. I have more of these that I was thinking of also sharing but I didn’t want to be too pessimistic about the business. Though just just for shits and giggles, here they are: Feel free to share.

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DivCon Was A Blast!

Last October 11, I had the honor of creating and running Diversity Comic Con at the college where I teach SUNY | Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. It was a culmination of my two passions, comic books and event organizing! We had quite a star-studded line-up of guests including Vivek Tiwary, Heather Antos, Trevor Von Eeden, Larry Hama, Sean Chen, Dean Haspiel, Heidi MacDonald, Adriana Melo, Jim Salicrup, Robyn Chapman, Reilly Brown, Andrea Colvin, Janice Chiang, Kristen Gudsnuk, Tea Fougner, Chris Sotomayor, Joan Hilty, Brendan Leach, Sasha Matthews and many, many more!  There were eight panel discussions, a cosplay…

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Your Secret Super Power

A workshop that I’ve been doing at Comic Cons this season is called “Make Comics, Not Excuses!” An experiential lesson on motivation. The motivation to get off our duffs and get moving with that comic book or dream project we’ve been procrastinating on. More often than not, when things don’t work out for us or we’re behind on our goals, we blame our circumstance or something or someone else. “I don’t have the time.” “I’m broke.”  or “I can’t find an artist I can count on.” The problem with blame is that it doesn’t give you control. It doesn’t give you power. In fact,…

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Finally…Profitability!

Today – April 1st, I finally, FINALLY figured out how to make money at comic cons! Not sure if it will work for everyone! While visiting the DC Offices a few years back, a few of the folks working there said I looked like Jim. So hey… The way I figure it, I just need 2-3 fans to buy the charade in order for me to make table!

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Diversity Con

For most of my adult life, promoting diversity awareness has been a theme of my volunteer activities and event organizing. With comic books my other passion, the two are now finally combined. On October 11, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be organizing Diversity Comic Con, an initiative of SUNY | Fashion Institute of Technology. Keynote by Vivek Tiwary and special guests Trevor Von Eeden, Heather Antos, Larry Hama, Robyn Chapman, Sean Chen, Kristen Gudsnuk, Reilly Brown, Micheline Hess, Fabrice Sapolsky and many more! For more information visit http://diversitycomiccon.com UPDATE: Diversity Comic Con was a Blast!! Click here for the…

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The List

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts recently about bad behavior from fans and creators on social media and it’s amazing to me that so many people don’t know about “The List.” Every pro in the comic book industry has a list. One could call it a “secret” list but it really is no secret because everyone worth their grain of salt has one whether it be a mental list or a written one. This list is comprised of people they already know they DO NOT want to work with. The lists grow much faster these days because of social…