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Archive for December, 2014

State of the comic

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Five years. I’m not sure what to think of that.

From the beginning I stated this series was set to last about five years. maybe four. Around year three I wen on record saying it was definitely going to end in year four. Looking in the buffer i could see the end date.

The end of year four came and went. You’ll notice it wasn’t as big a cliffhanger as usual that year. I honestly thought I was going to be done by then. Still year five was probably going to end around February. Then that got pushed back to June and I was happy it’d be half a year. Then it got pushed to August. Then October.

So what now?

We are still pretty close to the end.The final strips have been drawn and I know where the story goes (I’ve always know how it ends, but now I can actually see better how we get there). Looking at the buffer, We’ll still be going for a couple months into 2015, and of course the strip will continue to reprint here on the blog for the foreseeable future.

After the series ends, we’ll probably release the novel here, and do illustrations from time to time to go with it. In that way we’ll be around for most if not all of year six, and more than likely there’ll be at least one more novel to come.

This has been one of the most interesting experiences of my life, definitely the longest for story I’ve ever written and probably the longest I’ve ever spent with a set of characters. I’m grateful for all of you who have come along for the ride, and don’t worry, it’s not over yet.

Happy New Year,







Just a quick note,  a great time at the party, seeing friends and it was  great time to raise money for the Cleveland food bank! Here’s a few shots of the gallery, including my two covers!


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And that may be the best cover of them all up there….  a great night at Carol and John’s all around!

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essentialPosting the best strips from the series, in order from the beginning.

Every Wednesday and Friday


This Weekend!

fooddrive2014THIS WEEKEND!

I’ll be heading out around 9pm to Carol and John’s comic shop for the annual Christmas party. If you want to pop in earlier that day though, starting right at 10am the following sales take place:

50% off ALL Back Issues
20% off ALL Graphic Novels
20% off ALL Action Figures, T-Shirts and Statues
10% off EVERYTHING else in the shop

but more importantly, All day long you will be able to participate in our art show / food drive for the Cleveland Food Bank (In conjunction with Pop The Comic Culture Club)

Bring in a can of food and get a ticket. (or) Donate a dollar and get a ticket. (They also do six tickets for $5) Tickets can be used in two ways. To buy comics out of the dollar bins or to be placed into a basket raffle to win custom covers by local artists including me. I’ve done up two covers and I would like nothing better than for one of my readers to walk away with one of them!

After the party, my daughter and I will be hopping over to White Castle at 3255 W. 117th St for our final trip there. They are closing down all the ones in Cleveland and while it’s not a particular favortie, i’ll still kind of missit (I always went when I had coupons).

Finally, we’ll be heading out to the Capitol Theatre for the midnight showing of Batman Returns, a great Christmas movie in it’s own right!

If you catch me at any of these stops, tap me on the shoulder and say hi! I hope to see as many of my Cleveland area readers there as I can!

And don’t forget to join us on Monday for the last new Violent Blue of the year!

Angel Lite commission


An Angel Lite commission. From “The Ballad”

Karen Madrid – Bassina the mermaid, Bandito’s girlfriend, Grew up in a well off family till one day her family got in a boating asked and she was shipwreck on island where she raised by merpeople

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And don’t forget, new Violent Blue tomorrow!


essentialPosting the best strips from the series, in order from the beginning.

Every Wednesday and Friday


The Adventures of Mr. Kidzpointe part twelve


We’re ending the series with out Christmas episode! This was actually done towards the beginning of production and it was funny, people kept yelling at us as they drove by!


essentialPosting the best strips from the series, in order from the beginning.

Every Wednesday and Friday