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I own a comic shop in Bermuda.
Each year they have an anonymous Santa where toys are donated to underprivileged children.
I remember the joy of reading comics as a kid (Though I still know that joy today ;)  ). Escaping into my imagination and I figured I'll do what I know.  Since I opened I have taken boxes of unsold books, posters, toys and so forth and dropped them off. And so I ask everyone out there who reads this do the same. This year or anytime through out the year. Perhaps you can even suggest it to your local comic shop. See if they will set up a drop box where issues or toys can be purchased and dropped into a donation box to be taken to needy kids. Many stores have cheaper back issues and so forth and whats a couple bucks here and there to give the same joy we experience from our favorite characters.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: my customers bitch about comics...
  • Reading: The Voyages of She-Buccaneer
  • Watching: Aliens
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: KFC
  • Drinking: Water
Well as some of you already know I am looking to continue CONTRACT as a web comic. However my one major obstacle is I know nothing about web pages and making galleries and so forth. So I'm sending out a distress call. What I need to do is get a couple simple pages built that I can have all the listed issues and stories with perhaps short descriptions so that when you click on them it takes you to the issue so that the reader can then flip through one page at a time.
I'm sure to any web page design type guys and gals out there this may seem like a cake walk but for me, right now,  it seem a huge hurdle when I'm trying to get so much else done for the books as well as run a comic shop. So I'm asking if anyone can help PLEASE send me a note or a comment.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: my customers bitch about comics...
  • Reading: The Voyages of She-Buccaneer
  • Watching: Aliens
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: KFC
  • Drinking: Water
So my birthday, November 8th, has come and gone. I didn't really do much as my house is undergoing renovations but it was still really nice. I relaxed, played video games and just chilled. I have put down the drawing pad and pencils for a little while as I attempt to learn Google sketchup, Manga Studio, Flash and other assorted programs as well as making continuing progress with the new CONTRACT website and continuing to write down plot and storyline ideas.

But today while cruising around DA I stumbled onto a great bit of art. Seeing that it was a commission I was thinking of contacting the artist to get one for myself.
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When I looked at the signature imagine my surprise when I discovered it to be Brent McKee or "Mr. McKee" as I used to refer to him, said in a Bill Bixby voice, (Yes I know it was McGee in Incredible Hulk but it was close enough for me) You see Mr. McKee and I attended the Joe Kubert School together and he was not only a really cool, nice guy to hang with but a PHENOMENAL artist and this was 10 plus years ago.

So please swing by his DA gallery and check out his stuff. You wont be disappointed.
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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: The Voyages of She-Buccaneer
  • Watching: V
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: KFC
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Life has been busy as always but DA is really sucking me in more and more. As I was sketching last night I realized this is what I've been missing for so long. When I was in the Joe Kubert School I was surrounded by other artists all day, every day. This made it easy for use to all feed off of each other, there was this constant high or buzz. That "Man what are you working on? That's awesome!

It's been like 10 years since JKS and my skills have atrophied so badly its like I'm drawing for the first time again. So I'm trying to get sketching for 4 hours a day, It's great here on DA cause its giving me that 'get up and go' to get drawing again, just like I use to.  So thanks to all the artists out there, your all inspiring.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: The Voyages of She-Buccaneer
  • Watching: Teen Titans
  • Eating: KFC
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Well finally after years of cruising DeviantArt I have finally decided to start posting. In an effort to build my site and gallery bit (and learning how to upload and manage the gallery)  before showing my rather under-par artwork I have decided to start up a collection of many of the commissions, con-sketches, original pages, fan art and so forth that I have received for CONTRACT.  

So thanks for taking the time and hope you like what you see.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: The Voyages of She-Buccaneer
  • Watching: Teen Titans
  • Eating: KFC
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Trying to find the time...
I own my own Comic Shop and am working on my own comic as well. The Publisher is  A FIRST SALVO.
We have great artists onboard like Norm Breyfoygle, Kevin Sharpe, Dave Ross, Kevin Armstrong. Bart Sears is contributing- the list is huge.  But finding the time to do anything besides that is near impossible.

So if you read this please do a fellow artist a solid, check out the DANGER'S DOZEN and CONTRACT links. Give a few posts and let us know what you think.

ALSO, PLEASE support your local comic shop! With the internet the way it is small businesses like comic shops are slowly dying out.
DON'T LET IT HAPPEN!!!

Anyway thats my little rant, Thanks for stopping by and hopefully when I find the time I'll start posting some images.

Garan Madeiros