I知 currently working on "The Chronicles of the Tal Nor." It痴 a high adventure fantasy comic that I知 writing, lettering, and publishing. This comic weaves together elements of criminal drama, inventive fantasy, and realistic heroes bring justice to a lawless world. I知 joined on "The Chronicles of the Tal Nor" by the wonderful artist Kelsea Jewell. We first worked together on a short prequel called "I Hate When They Run," which can be found on my website www.Tal-nor.com
2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?
I知 in total awe of Gail Simone. The way she can combine action, dialogue, and character development is amazing. She is hitting it out of the park with "Red Sonja" right now. On the surface it just seems like a standard sword and sorcery pulp comic, but she weaves in these complex themes like how to be true to oneself and what forgiveness means. Plus she is funny as hell.
3) How did you get into the comic book field?
I have always loved comics and dreamed of writing when I was a kid. I put that dream aside for a while and ended up with a career in IT. But the want, the need to tell stories persisted. I saved up money and hired an artist to put out my first short comic "Dangers of the Road." Because I wasn't able to afford a letterer, I taught myself how to letter on that book. I ended up falling in love with lettering. I was able to pick up a few gigs lettering here and there. Eventually I made enough to put out more of my own comics and I've been working fairly steadily ever since.
4) On which title would you most like to work and why?
"X-Men" with out a doubt. I have several learning disabilities and they are severe enough that I had to go to a special school growing up. There wasn't as much understanding of my learning disabilities then and as you can imagine, being sent to a special school was rather traumatic and hard to deal with for a seven year old. The X-men are a big part of what got me through those years at that school. Reading those comics made me feel less alone, because if Storm and Cyclops and Jean Grey had to go to a special school and wear a uniform, it was OK that I did, too. From that point on I have always had an affinity for these character sand I would love to write them. I think I that I might be able to bring some of what I went through to the book.
5) On what project will you be working next?
After we are done putting together the first issue of "The Chronicles of the Tal Nor," we will start in on running an IndieGoGo campaign later in the spring to fund the printing of the book. Besides that I値l also have a short story in the "Club 27" anthology from Red Stylo Media this October that I知 really proud of.