I was in elementary school, they gave us these aptitude tests
to help us determine what we would do (if and) when we grew up.
I usually tailored mine for a career in architecture, since it
seemed to be the only creative occupation on their roster of job
options. This one time, I was told by the test that I would be
suited for "hazardous waste disposal". No kidding.
guess what? I know what I really want to do when I grow up...
want to write and draw graphic novels. While it may seem pretty
obvious to some of you folks that I'd be pursuing a career in
graphic narrative, the truth is I haven't given it a full commitment
until just recently. Another truth is that the market for this
line of work is in such a sorry state of affairs, I've been hesitating
for so long.
barren landscape can be seen as a good thing in that it frees
up creators to do what they like, since most publishers are having
a difficult time finding quality graphic narrative to put on the
shelves these days, but, man, we've also gotta eat, right?
I gotta do it anyway...
first book will be "The Last Train" featuring Daisy
Kutter and published by Viper
Comics. I have nearly completed the first of four chapters.
While the book will be published and sitting on shelves in August
2004, I will be posting short installments of the first half of
the first issue on a regular basis leading up to the book's release.
I'm really enjoying the process of doing these pages. Watch for
some previews of the story soon...
second book will be a long Copper story, most of which has already
been written out. In fact, I have two Copper stories ready and
waiting to go, and I also have at least five other stories lined
up to do, so I better get cranking.
have to thank everyone who visits the site regularly for the support
they've given me through all of this. You all rock. Seriously.
what do you all want to do when you grow up?