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ISBN-13: 9781503030688
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2014
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 1,054,663
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

As long as I can remember, I have always been infatuated with drawing. I always tell the story of how I was often scolded in school -- and by my father and my teachers -- for drawing cartoon characters in my school exercise books. Super Friends, Space Ghost, The Hurculoids were some of my favorites. My mother in her wisdom, gave me a gift of a sketch pad and a Flintstone's coloring book, and instructed me to exercise my creativity in those rather than my school books. Thus began my Graphic Design Career. (True story).

In the 1980s, I fell in love with comic books. I collected many of them over the years and was fascinated not only by the fantastic artwork, but the characters and stories that the images brought to life. One that comes to mind is 'Strikeforce Morituri' which was created by writer Peter B. Gillis and artist Brent Anderson. I was fascinated by the realism of the character's even though they had special abilities. I thought to myself back then how cool it would be if I could create my own comic book with my own characters and my own story.

I did just that. Some very crude drawings. But there were issues and characters and stories and so on. It is at this time the idea of these characters and the story was born.

In the imagination of a young boy, the possibilities were infinite, and achievable. In reality however, the dream of becoming a comic book artist from Trinidad and Tobago and making a living, was just that -- a dream. The means, technology, respect and wherewithal were not available to the comic book artist back then. Comics were little more than a recreational pastime. It was not to be seriously considered as a profession. So the idea was in all practicality shelved and the priority of becoming a Graphic Designer to earn a living took the front burner.

Many years and adventures would pass before I would look at creating comic books again. My wife and I currently own our own company named GemGfx, which is a multidisciplinary, design consultancy providing remote design support and free design resources. I've been involved in the field of Graphic Design for over 14 years. I'm married to a wonderful wife who works with me.

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