You’re reading this, which means you’re like one of my 291 Facebook friends or 111 Twitter followers, which means you probably fall into one of these categories: acquaintances, schoolmates I don’t keep in touch with, professional colleagues and lovers past and present; which means you are one of the approximately 350 (accounting for friends and family who do not have a presence in the social media sphere) who may know that I have written a comic book called Bowery Boys, which is illustrated by an artist named Ian Bertram. This is an effort on which we have both expended considerable time and energy, and we would both very much like for it to be a commercially successful endeavor so that we may, at least in part, earn our livings by it. I don’t think we can expect to do that without increasing the number of people who know what we’re working on. Would you please help me with that? I would really appreciate it if you did.
If you don’t fit the description above, then you are the unwitting victim of my clever ruse to get people to spread the word about Bowery Boys by asking them to spread the word about Bowery Boys. HA! I GOT YOU!
Now look at this! Here’s some really great art that Ian drew, and a man named Rodrigo Avilés colored.
You can expect to see a lot more of that, and read our thoughts about and approaches to creating this comic, AND keep up to date with our plans for publishing Bowery Boys all right here, in one convenient place. I would love nothing more than for this blog to — over time — become an instruction manual on how to create and publish a successful creator-owned comic. And I suppose a fine place to start is by telling the world of its existence. So there you go.
For the time being, you can also see a little more in this nice writeup we got on Robot6.
And here’s a picture of an awesome lamp my girlfriend gave me for my birthday. I put this on Facebook already, but I thought it was worth putting out there again because I think it’s so great.