They say jail experience can build up your character....
Monday, June 25, 2007
Ward Nyholm developed an interesting vlog about rare, ASL comics that you should view.
Ward, thank you for blurbing my comic book PAH-CHAMP! and other gentlemen's comic books. You asked for feedback on why there weren't any subsequent issues. Here is my response: my first issue sold well at first but didn't generate enough revenue to my expectations for next print. For this, I apologize to my fans, readers and other artists. It was a venture that didn't fly high far off the ground. Plus there were things I realized I should have done to make it better in order to market it successfully. Selling comic books is a very tough business. In addition, I've been wrapped up in free-lance work, project after project, since 2002. Now I am very near to completion of a book project, a classical children's book that you folks will be sure to love. (The illustrations I did in there are very different from the kind of cartoons I normally do, however.) And I have three book projects ahead of me already!
I still intend to do another comic book soon in the future someday. I don't know if I will continue PAH-CHAMP! or not. Maybe I will, if other cartoonists/artists are interested in participating in this venture and if any publisher will pick this up. I am thinking of reprinting the first issue with a better glossy color cover. Another idea I have is a comic book anthology, which I already discussed with fellow deaf cartoonists Andrea McCann and Matt Daigle. But each one of us has commitments to attend to, and there seemed to be no time for this project. Yet...I think I will pursue this idea again soon this summer. Talk with other artists and see what can be done. It'd be great to have an anthology magazine or book out by next year, before next summer '08 when Comic Con takes place and I plan to get a booth. Maybe we could set up a special deaf artists' exhibit at Comic Con, with a tribute to Robert Johnson (who was tragically killed in an accident several years ago - which year I can't immediately recall). Hmm...hmm...so many ideas brewing in my head....well, thank you for bringing this up, Ward!
Note to readers: my email address has changed. My new email address is now firstname.lastname@example.org