Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New comic SAINTS AND SINNERS available for pre-order!

*Pre-order campaign for this comic is over, but copies are now available in my webshop as of 9/24/17*

Kind of a spontaneous scheduling thing here, but I have a new comic book in the works that you can pre-order via my webshop....

SAINTS AND SINNERS is being produced to debut at the upcoming ALPHA OMEGA CON. It's a Christian comics & pop culture convention taking place on September 23 in Artesia, CA.I attended last year and was invited to return, so for this year I got the idea to do a collection of some of my characters who's supernatual themes would have a particular appeal to this audience.
The four previous stories that are being reprinted are the supernatural vigilante Maniac Priest, the possessed exorcist Demoniak, the demon-fighting duo of Jacob & Joaquin: The Wandering Jew and Catholic Boy and the hippie Jesus freak superhero Godson (who previously appeared in a Poster Comic, so this marks the character's first time in a printed book). 

And acting as host to these stories is a brand-new character of mine Ann Hellika, Hell's Belle! The newly created pages will introduce the other stories and give you a glimpse into her world.

 I'm running the pre-order campaign until Labor Day. This comic will actually be printed in a new size for me, a hefty 9" x 12" format! 20 pages, full color, and in addition to those comics there will be a gallery of production & promotional artwork, similar to some of the pieces seen here.

In addition to pre-ordering the comic (which will come with a free mystery print!), I'm also offering the original cover art as well as the back cover artwork. So if you want to get your hands on some original hand-crafted comic book art, now's the time to jump in.  

So if you're interested, I'd appreciate your support! Thanks.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

EL MUERTO screening Aug. 13 at THE FRIDA CINEMA in Santa Ana, CA

As a fundraiser for the Latino Comics Expo (of which I'm co-founder), we will be screening EL MUERTO on Sunday, August 13 at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, CA.

Based on my comic book, EL MUERTO tells the tale of Diego de La Muerte, a young man killed and resurrected by the Aztec god of death on the Day of the Dead, tasked against his will with performing an evil act.

The film stars Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Joel David Moore, Tony Plana, Maria Conchita Alonso and Michael Parks.

The screening takes place Sunday, August 13 at The Frida Cinema, Orange County's premiere arthouse cinema showcasing independent, foreign & classic films. Following the film will be a Q&A with screenwriter/director Brian Cox and me.

All attendees of the screening will receive a free commemorative color print I produced for the event, plus there will be raffles for rare El Muerto comics, prints and even original artwork.

The fundraiser will help raise money for the Latino Comics Expo, the nation's premiere convention dedicated to showcasing Latino comic creators, writers and artists, as well as others working in related popular arts. This year's Expo will once again be held on November 11 & 12 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA.

Pre-order your tickets at our Eventbrite page and make plans to join us!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Free comic book workshop for teens at the Signal Hill Public Library on June 22!

If you're in the Long Beach, CA area sign up your teenage artist at the library for my free comics workshop. Supplies will be provided, just bring a desire to express yourself through a comic book story!

Call or visit the library to register.


1780 E. Hill Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Saturday, February 25, 2017

JAVILAND CHATTER: My new podcast!

So I'm hosting a new podcast. After 6 years since I last hosted my own show (called JAVILAND: The podcast of DIY comics) I finally decided to jump back in with a new show.

For years I had thought of doing a new show but I had convinced myself it would only happen if I went all out and bought a fancy microphone and learned how to edit the recording, and add music, etc. But as the years went by and I met new artists and writers and other creative folks, the yearning to sit down and record conversations with all these people kept calling to me.

And so I decided to go back to the simple platform of and just record a conversation and upload immediately afterwards, the whole raw recording with no editing or production value added! And so for the new episode of the all-new JAVILAND CHATTER I speak with Brad Dwyer, a cartoonist from Arizona whose work crosses between auto-biographic work and fantasy/monster stories! 

The new show won't focus exclusively on comics, although the majority of guest will be writers and cartoonists from the comics world. Comics are, after all, my chief passion. But I'll also have the show open to folks from various fields in the art world: animation, film, literary circles and wherever else I run across an interesting person who I feel I can have a stimulating conversation with. Welcome to JAVILAND CHATTER! (There's a link on that page to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, as well).

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Here's a new spin on El Muerto....

DEFUNCT DIEGO is my homage to the Bazooka Joe comics printed on wax paper and which included a piece of bubblegum. I always loved the fact that they were the world's smallest comics, and always featured simple little gags meant solely as fun.

Last year I published the first episode (which I have now updated somewhat so the lettering and coloring matches the style I did the new one in). I'll do these periodically as I work on my longer comics. Hope you enjoy!