Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season. As I sit here on the eve of the SCAM #4, THE GRAND FINALE DOUBLE SIZED ISSUE, being released I just wanted to take the time to say a few things, most importantly thank you.
THANK YOU to Tyler James and everyone at ComixTribe for helping me grow to be a much stronger and smarter comic book creator. Tyler and the rest of the ComixTribe crew have been instrumental in helping SCAM and I be the best we can be and I am extremely grateful for it. I can not express the education that making SCAM has been and I can’t imagine having any better teachers and partners. So, thank you.
THANK YOU to the amazing retailers that have supported SCAM and ComixTribe from the start. When we first started out we had 21 retailers that would give us a spot on their shelves. I realize the faith it took to stock SCAM and I appreciate every single retailer who recommended our books to their customers. It’s your faith in us that’s allowed us to gain the confidence of other retailers. As I write this we’re regularly stocked in over TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY PLUS comic shops world wide and that’s a tremendous feat in only about two years.
THANK YOU to the readers. Thank you for checking something out from a no named creator from Queens, NY and publisher you’d never heard of before. ComixTribe and I have spent the last two years trying to deliver quality material over all platforms and you guys have seriously responded. Your faith, loyalty and strong word of mouth have helped us to continue to grow and that’s not something we take lightly. We expect to continue earning it with every single thing we do. The community the ComixTribe website and publishing line has fostered, along with the help from retailers and great comic websites has been invaluable. We appreciate all of it and each and everyone of you.
THANK YOU to everyone that’s ever worked on SCAM. Thanks to one of the greatest colorists in comics, Chris Sotomayor. His colors make this book look amazing. Thank to Andrew Crossley who made the first issue look great. Thanks to Jules Rivera, Steve Colle, Steven Forbes, and the tireless workhorse that is Deron Bennet. And, again, Tyler James for steering this ship successfully the whole way.
I’d like to say THANK YOU to my family. I’m sure they put up with a lot while I was working to make SCAM and learn the craft of making comics. Getting my feet set under me definitely took time away from being with them, and I appreciate the sacrifice. My wife, Joy, (Yes, the love interest in SCAM is named after my wife. And looks like her to. I married HOT!) is the absolute best person ever, always telling me to do what I love, and make comics. It hasn’t been easy but it has been fun as hell! While making SCAM I’ve been able to go to conventions, store signings and release events. Getting to meet all the readers and fans has been a highlight.
Lastly, I’d like to say THANK YOU to my father, for forcing me to get a fake I.D. at 18 and go with him to Las Vegas. Where one conversation we had, really just one sentence, made such an impact that 15 years later ComixTribe and I made it into a comic book series that’s been distributed worldwide. No small feat and I sincerely wish he would have been here with us to enjoy it.
THANK YOU to everyone for for giving SCAM and COMIXTRIBE a chance to earn your time and money. There’s plenty more coming from us next year. 2014 starts off with SCAMthology, the BIGGEST undertaking COMIXTRIBE and I have ever attempted. We’re going to be delivering an amazing product unlike anything else out there. With your help and support there’s not much we can’t do.
SCAM #4 hits stores tomorrow, DOUBLE SIZED GRAND FINALE ISSUE! Pick it up and let me know what you thought.
DON’T FORGET that tomorrow is COMIXTRIBE WEDNESDAY, while you’re picking up SCAM #4, make sure you grab your copy
of THE RED TEN #5. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.
Now stop reading this and go read some comics!