Friday, January 16, 2009
The Hurricane Kids
The Hurricane Kids started out as an idea as far back as 2001 when I created the character of Johnny Levin for a character design course I was taking at The Art Institute of Phoenix. In 2005 I was introduced to writer Grant Alter and he helped me flesh out the characters and he became the writer on the book. We spent most of 2005 going back and forth with a couple publishers and we even self-published a 16-page black and white comic that year. After ideal publisher #1 ultimately passed and publisher #2 was unrealistic in what they wanted from us we decided to shelve the book and come back to it later. Well, it's now later and Grant and I plan to launch a Hurricane Kids web-comic this spring and this issue, The Hurricane Kids Super Color Spectacular is the launching pad for the series. It's 24 pages (17 new and exclusive pages) in full color. It will debut at the Phoenix Comic-Con next week, so stop by and check it out. If you can't make it out to the convention, this book, as well as Fata Obstant, is also available in North Phoenix at Spazdog Comics and online with the fine folks at www.khepri.com.