The folks at inDELLible have published the first anthology TPB, calling it Popular Comics, Issue #1. I have a 5 page story inside written by Bill Cain called Captain Tornado. I only pencilled and inked the story, colors were by Jared Prophet and it was lettered by industry veteran Daerick Gross, Sr. Cover is by the legendary Steven Butler! It's available on Amazon.
Daerick also acted as the art director of the project. He has been great in giving advice and critique and I feel like my artwork has been evolving under his guidance.
I originally had a second story, but life intervened... however something will come of it! Stay tuned!
Originally posted a few years ago- but blogger seems to make these jump back to the top after you've unpublished and republished again.
I'll be the first to say I never finished my end of the bargain on these correspondence courses. This one came right before my dad passed away, and while I've gone over and used the materials the boxed set came with, I never had the nerve to do the work and send it in for critique.
If I do another course, it will be for story graphics or inking. I'm not severely interested in being a comic book artist as much as the now extinct Adventure Comic Strip artist (like Milton Caniff)- which was my first exposure to it all and what I really wanted to do. I may resurrect the webcomic attempt yet.
With that, here's the original article below, from sometime in late 2012:
After many, many years of regretting not going to the Joe Kubert School, and pining over the Correspondence Courses, I bit the bullet and ordered the "Heroes and Superher…
I’ve been thinking about what got me into graphic design and
illustration in the first place. Although I’ve always liked to draw and write,
the friends that I had and their interests are what cemented my future
It started with FASA’s Dr. Who RPG back in mid-1980s Jr.
High. It was actually my first taste of role-playing, and we eventually worked
up into AD&D 2nd edition. It inspired me- I couldn’t afford all
these games. What if I made my own? My friends tried talking me out of it, but
I wasn’t deterred. I started designing my first table top- a horrible space
fleet tactical game that relied on rulers and hundreds of dice that kept hit
point scores. I drew space ships on pieces of cardboard, and despite the lousy
game play, I had fun spending hours designing it. It was my first real
experience with creative flow.
By the time I hit 10th grade, I met my best
friend, Bobby Hancock. He also had a space fleet game- arguably better than
mine. We were also trying out rolepla…