I am a thirty something who loves comics, cartoons, hip hop and Lebanese food. There are also a few other things I love but this about sums it up. I have been collecting comics and drawing for a few years. About a year ago I decided to try my hand at drawing a web comic of my own. I think I learned more than I intended by always trying new things and new directions. All of it I feel has made me a better artist and story teller. I hope to post some of my artwork and comics of various musings here and make this a site to share my work as well as connect to those who love comics and cartoons as much as I. Enjoy.
I had this idea a long time ago. I was hoping to make it into an actual every once in a while gag strip but there is only so much cleverness inside of this brain of mine… I still might, but for the time being I’ll just continue making fun of myself instead.
I have finally wrote my first script. well, it’s not my first script ever… but it’s my first script for future use in one of my upcoming projects. It’s 17 pages but I am going to try to edit it down to 15.
It’s a short story that I have been sitting on for ohhhh 6 years now? Maybe longer… I have tried multiple times expanding it beyond the 10 pages of short story but could never manage to keep the feeling going. Every single time I took it beyond the initial story, it lost something. Plus, from there I always lost interest.
I have probably rewritten it a dozen times over the years but never as a comic script. I am so excited as I reread it over again and can visualize the story I know so well and I am hoping I can translate it into something that everyone else can see.
I have two other short stories that I have been kicking around as well as a short story that I ended up using pieces of for a novel I wrote two years back (another project I am hoping to finish before the end of 2015). Also, I am almost giddy of the idea of taking a “choose your own adventure” story I had written a short while back and also making that into a comic.
Man, all these projects and so little time! I’ll be drawing thumbnails on my lunch hour for the next two years I’m afraid. In the meantime of all of this I am also trying to draw up some strips and some fan art that I hope will keep you interested. I am hoping to post something new every Wednesday. Stick around and I will post as things come along!
I love the movie/musical Sweeney Todd with Johnny Depp. I’ve always wanted to d a comic about him since he is such a great character. I tried to do a couple of things with the upside down text and the blood that was a little different. I realized I wouldn’t be able to do anything like that in a printed version so I had to try with a web version. Enjoy.
People got really sick of me mentioning the Prime Number thing. I thought it was completely relevant and appropriate but others were definitely not on the same page. I guess they don’t enjoy math as much as I do.
I have a veracious comic book appetite. I can consume them all day long. I don’t know why, but I love the medium. So when I made the discovery that my local library had a decent stash of them it was like finding that long lost treasure in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.
I can say that over the last couple of years I have read pretty much half of the graphic novels in the library system. Luckily there are two things that will keep me going. The first is that they are constantly bringing in new books and I have heard that they are doing this more so because more and more kids are reading Manga as well as other types of comics. The second is the awesome online catalogue that the library system in my area has. I don’t even have to go to the library and search through the books anymore! I can just look at all of the graphic novels and for a quarter (yes, twenty five cents!) you can have them delivered to the nearest library.
I have taken a picture of my latest grab. It’s a mix of both Manga and Graphic Novel as well as a mix of known titles and a couple of new ones. If I plan and actually try, I can have these all read in two to three weeks. Then I can get back to reading all of the books I bought for Christmas… Wait, wasn’t I suppose to be drawing as well???
I have uploaded all of my Ten Cent Sammy’s comic strips for your enjoyment. Just click on the link. I do not as of right now have any plans on making more, but you never know when life will throw you a curve ball. Please enjoy and come back as I will be loading other comics and drawings I have put together over the course of the year. Of course all of this is in lieu of bigger and better things to come!