Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I got 99 problems but comics ain't one

I think I am through with this pursuit of happiness thing through comics. It is obvious that I work too hard for people in high offices to let me do my thing. Most editors like what I have to say, but they don't have the leverage to get things off the air. I have about 5 fat books done already. Electronomicon #1 #2 #3 , Last Call #3  and misc stuff to fill 2-3 tomes. For example, I was asked by Scott Allie in late 2011? to do a comic about Greece's situation. Did one , was too edgy , so I did another. Thank lord I got paid but it hasn't been published since jan 2012. I don't think it will. The comic's story is also a true thing that happened. If you can't handle the truth don't ask me to do a "real" comic?
ANYWAY i will not quit comics, BUT i will quit pursuing people to print them. If someone comes to me I will GLADLY do so. GLADLY. But this whole deal is too much for me. I can happily fuck off , working whenever on my "Generator" book ,that I already have 200 pages of, work on my bands, work on selling vintage stuff and making 5 times the amount I make on "normal" comics. Release myself from this stress. and focus on art as an artist. 
Over and out.
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Friday, October 09, 2015

LAST CALL VOLUME 3 coming to a close

I started Last Call in 2005, that's TEN years to the day. The very days I am finishing up the last pages of the last book. It has been one HELL of a strange ride. From winning a Harvey Award for my work on it. From being my "legit first in the US market" to having the book optioned by Universal for a live-action movie , to hear names like Steven Spielberg to Zemekis to JJ Abrahaams ,Ron Howard, to going to hiatus, to rolling back in the game , Universal optioned the book 4 times to this day.
To working under a lot of stress, to going OFF the deep end due to the human factor, to quitting comics for a couple of years , to working on Volume 3 and doing 80 pages in 10 days...
And it's also coming to an and , my coming of age story about two best friends on a ghost train. My "Stand by me" heartfelt action comedy.
It's strange. From working on it on my beat up table resting on my legs on my bed in an apartment in Athens living with my mother, to working on the book in my NY apartment living in the US to working on it again on my desk in another Athens apartment with my wife and 3 dogs.
With Electronomicon and now Last Call, I feel a huge gap, a time warp closing and that it's 2005 again.
It's TEN whole years, if you were 8 years old now you are an adult. It feels like 3 different lifetimes away.
I can't help but feel like that I wasted my life, at least a decade trying to configure myself. From 24 to 34 it's a long way and I'll be 35 in January.
I can't really complain , it's all that stuff that put me where I am right now. It's a weird place but...