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Making Connections at Asbury Park!

Wife wanted to get out of the house today so we went down to NJ to check out the Asbury Park Comic Con. The trip was worth it as I got a chance to recruit Rudy Nebres, one of the first Filipinos who came to the US in the seventies to work for the American comic book industry along with Nestor Redondo and Tony Dezuniga, whom I had met 20 years ago. Here’s Rudy with his wife Dolores. Also had a great conversation with legendary artist Jim Steranko about the good old days and how artist and writers get paid…

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To The Batmobile!

As I embark on resurrecting my career as a Comic Book creator, I thought it would be a good idea to have a vision/mission statement to guide me and keep me focused. So here goes: To tell the stories that have been knocking about in my head and keeping me up at night all my life. To promote cultural diversity in the stories that I write and the people with whom I collaborate. To bring indy/alternative comics to the mainstream public (People who don’t usually read comics). What’s not mentioned, but I believe goes without saying, is to produce GREAT…

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Big Thanks to Pronto Comics!

As part of my journey to becoming a comic book professional, I’ve been making it a point to network with other comic book creators. I joined a really cool group of guys who self-publish under the name Pronto Comics. They held a competition a few weeks back called “Phrases-to-Pages” wherein they paired writers and artists then gave us 45 minutes to write and draw a one-page comic based on the announced theme (“War is Hell but Peace is Boring”). It was loads of fun and Jesse Pindus and I won first-prize! Here is our piece on display at Pronto’s first…

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After a 20 Years, I’m Almost There.

It was 1993. After years of dreaming and drawing, I had made the move to New York City to become a comic book artist. Luckily I got work as a penciller for Vortex Comics doing NASCAR autobiographies. It wasn’t DC or Marvel, but at least being a “professional” got me free passes to the comic book conventions. I was beginning to live the dream. What I didn’t realize was how much I would hate it. I was new to NYC and had no friends, and it took me 1-2 days to finish a comic book page (at $100 per page)….

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Speak from the Heart

The role and importance of honesty and sincerity in business. Back when the internet was new and online dating was hazardous to your health, I posted a personal ad on AOL. I had just moved to New York City, knew no one and figured “why not?” After several scary blind dates (In 1994, normal people where hard to find on the internet, much less women) I made one last effort and wrote a personal ad that came straight from the heart. I spoke about my wants and needs, my dreams, and what I was looking for in a soul mate….