Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ramone Cologne! Three Years and the Journey Continues...

Celebrating Three Years of Ramone Cologne today! Thanks to all the readers and fans who have been with Ramone since the first comic strip launched on May 9, 2010. Thanks to all the new readers who have joined Ramone's journey along the way. The first Ramone strip was called "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and Ramone has certainly received that respect from fans around the country, and even in other parts of the world. It has been an amazing time and I've enjoyed it all. 

A few days ago I was at a comic book event, painting and sketching for a line of kids. I was getting all kinds of requests for superheroes and video game characters, when the next young man in line asked for a sketch of Ramone Cologne. He said he read every Ramone story that came out and was a big fan. It made my day to see Ramone in the line-up of requests with characters like Spider-Man and Archie Andrews. And it showed me how far the little skunk has made it in his quest for respect.

This cover is from the FREE special edition 3rd anniversary story available to read online here:
Ramone Cologne: Seeking Treasure Free Online
 



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Free Comic Book Day Superhero Team-Up!

For this year's Free Comic Book Day, on May 4, I teamed up with the local Library and Spider-Man! Together we helped introduce kids and new readers to comic books. The library's event offered a large number of free comics, and I painted free pictures of superheroes and a variety of other characters. Meanwhile, Peter Parkour entertained the kids with his spider-like agility and acrobatics. We had a great time!

It was so much fun to see new readers come in throughout the event. Although some of them hadn't read comics before, I noticed them leaving with a good selection of free comics. I promoted Archaia's Mouse Guard to many new readers, and noticed that title was gone by the end of the event. Archie Comics and Top Shelf were favorites, too. Thanks to all the parents who brought their kids out for the event!





Thursday, May 2, 2013

Free Comic Book Day Event, Saturday May 4, Madison County Library (Richmond)

I'll be signing books, and painting FREE comic-themed paintings this Saturday at the Richmond Library starting at 10 a.m. Stop by and pick up some free comics, and see the Library's excellent collection of graphic novels that are always free to check out with your library card!

If all goes as planned, there will also be a new Ramone Cologne comic book available for FREE, to celebrate the day's festivities. This will be an exclusive book never published before, featuring a new story and characters. Watch for more updates here!