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     andresbriano updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago 25 Members · 38 Posts
  • buddyscalera

    March 9, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Hi. Tell us about yourself!

  • buddyscalera

    March 9, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Hi. It’s me, Buddy Scalera. Nice to meet you. Welcome to the Main Forum.

    I’m happy to see you here.

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  • MisterAnderSiN

    March 9, 2020 at 5:34 am

    I am Mr. AnderSiN the INDIE ADVOCATE and INDIE DEVIL. I can help Creators get eyes on their work with the Global Digital Comic Con know as we do forecasts and Crowdfunding Report. As a Creator I create books about Fetish, Monster and More find out more at

  • kpei137

    March 9, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Kevin, I am the resident tech expert here and I am a horseback rider from NYC and prior to joining the Council of the Willing I was a manager of Carmine Street Comics in NYC for 5 years before I stepped down to pursue horseback riding full time. If you need any help with technology I am here to help.

  • artsmermaid

    March 9, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Hi Guys,
    I’m Arielle. I am Intern 1 for the Comic Book School and I also do art. I went to the School of Visual Arts to get a BFA in animation, and shortly after graduating, I started working for Buddy. I have the ability to draw in any style when presented with a reference, but I mostly draw in an anime/manga-esque style for my personal stuff. When I am not drawing, I walk dogs. You can find my art at

  • comic-book-advocates-com

    March 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm
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    Do Interviews,

    Art of the Day,

    A HOME for Creators

    We Are a FREE SITE


    We Promote Cosplay as a Thank you for Bringing Characters to life 

    We are a place for positivity and therefore we do not post negative articles about creators nor do we post reviews for comics that have quality issues. We privately tell the creators of the issues we find and offer help if they need or want it.  We are by any means better than anyone else. But we also aren’t going to give a false review to help a creator sell a book that has problems, that would be wrong to do to the readers. 

    We HELP with


    Name Recognition,

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    We run ads you made for at no cost, and it’s really INDIE ADVOCATES simple all you have to do is tag Mr. Andersin or hit up our FACEBOOK GROUP on a post you want to be shared on INDIE ADVOCATES and we will get it here.

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  • george-dawkins-ii

    March 10, 2020 at 7:15 am

    My name is George. I’m from Charlotte, NC, and I was able to connect with the Council of the Willing after attending NYCC last year. I write my own comics and have published them on Amazon. You can download them for free on my website at

  • jojabarker

    March 10, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Hello y’all, I’m Joel Barker (formally known as J. Jacob)!

    I was a co-founder of Creator After Con Network, but stepped down to assume my role as Domestic Operations Manager a.k.a. stay-at-home dad i.e. househusband. To keep up with making comics I draw and write daily, posting my illustration progress on Instagram and Twitter [at]jojabarker. I look forward to supporting each other as a member of the Council of the Willing!

    Currently a Queens resident* allowed to live with a smarty-pants spouse i.e. the breadwinner, 5 yo Lego/StarWars obsessed son, (soon-to-be) 4 yo mud-pie-baking-while-in-a-tutu daughter, a cat named McCoy, a dog named Boston, and a sansevieria named Pete. In April I’ll be a Devil of NJ!

    *moving sucks

  • jeff-rider

    March 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm
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    Hey Y’all, I’m Jeff Rider, writer and publisher at Cloudwrangler Comics. I’m currently writing the (Independent Creator Award winning) series “The Arcane Cocktail Enthusiast” with Davide Puppo, “Major Holmes & Captain Watson” with Ismael Canales, the mini-series “Gravity Matters” with Sean Dillon, and the upcoming anthology “MAKE SH*T: How one writer got off his A$$ and into Comics.”

    Currently settling into my new role as “Florida Man” having moved to Orlando from SF. It’s warmer here.

  • maryamsmarkers

    March 11, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Hi everyone, I’m Maryam from Philly, PA! A wonderful graphic designer, the light-weight web developer, and illustrator! I can be quite fancy with my paint brush! Founder of – Ads & Arts – a family ran arts and marketing company, with my 13 year old Sonic and technology obsessed son and my award winning, sales practicing, snippie brother. It’s fun, really. Currently I am having a good run of art commissions so I’ve been a bit busy. Thankful about that, we all know it can change in a bat of an eye so I’m taking advantage while I can! I double as a math teacher -some days -but my heart and hands are in these paints, pencils and keyboards. I am currently writing my comic web series – “Chemically Unbalanced” or “CU” and ebook on Advertising sells practices. Store coming soon:

    As a hobby, I organize meetup groups with the help of several of my friends – – and blog on trending topics while watching TV.

  • thesurrealari

    March 16, 2020 at 8:21 am

    What’s up, people?

    I write in many genres, including comics, under the name A. A. Rubin. I also edit and coach writing.

    You can reach me through my website/blog at or on social media as @TheSurrealAri.

    I am a NYC high school English teacher for my day job, but I’m on my second year of childcare leave currently, so I’m in a similar boat as Joel.

  • redheadeded

    March 17, 2020 at 7:29 am

    OK, Hello everyone!

    I am Erin (AKA Redheadeded -because I’m redheaded and my initals are ed), I’m in Dallas, so Central Time. I am happy to be in this comic book loving community! See ya ’round the internet.

  • david-shear

    March 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm
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    Hey Everyone! My name Is David! I go by WolfShearArt online. I’m an Art teacher who loves to make cartoony illustrations and the occasional comic here and there. I’m trying to get more into making comics again.

    My Instagram is where you’ll see all my art:

  • shorterg

    March 30, 2020 at 7:32 am
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    Hey everyone,

    Great meeting tonight. I’m trying to be better about using the forum. A little background about me: I’m a professional graphic designer in southern Indiana. I’ve been doing this for about 15 years and have worked traditionally in print. I’ve been doing design work for Buddy for about 2 years now. i also draw. I’m moving my website to Adobe
    Portfolio and have not got the template figured out yet but it does have some of my book covers in there. or facebook search Grant Shorter Art & Design. I’m also on DeviantArt (if anyone still uses that anymore), I’m Instagram as well: @grantshorterart

    I look forward to helping any way i can moving forward

  • jarrod-elvin

    April 6, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Hello, my name is Jarrod. I have been making my own original comics and art for many years. Thank you for the email about this challenge, I am very interested to participate. May I please be added to the calendar and given an invite to participate? I’m not too familiar with WordPress or forums, so please forgive me if I have made an error. Please check out my work at
    Thank you!

  • andy-seabert

    April 9, 2020 at 4:55 am
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    Hey Everyone, very excited to join up and see so many creators, some that I know, and many I don’t. I’m looking forward to getting to know many more of you, and getting the opportunity to see your creativity in action. I’m a Artist, Art Educator, and some time creative partner to Buddy (we met at NYCC during Buddy’s panels). We created “Mid-Life Crisis together, and I’ll have issue 3 finished soon. Feel free to check out my art at my website and my Insta at


  • majaopacic

    April 9, 2020 at 5:30 am
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    Hi, my name is Maja (Maya). I’m an artist and comic book colorist. I started coloring a few years ago and I hope to do that as a full time job 🙂 My Instagram page is

  • mrkylerose

    April 10, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Hey Everyone,

    I’m Kyle. I’m a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and a member of The Comic Book School’s Council of the Willing (thank you to Buddy for asking me to be involved). I already know some of you and I look forward to getting to know the rest. I mostly do webcomics and self-published mini-comics. I also co-edit an ongoing biannual comic anthology called Emanata. You can read the entirety of my first webcomic The Working Stiff at And my new webcomic “Sufficiently Indistinguishable” will be launching shortly. My other work can be found at

  • james-mcgill

    April 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm


    My name is James McGill. I am an introverted hard worker. I have problems volunteering for things, so if you would like help, just ask me directly. I will most certainly say yes…within reason. I have three degrees: AAS in Graphic Design, AAS in Web Design, BS in Marketing, and I am a certified digital photographer. I also have a writing web site that I am slowly getting into the habit of updating. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

  • evan-scale

    April 12, 2020 at 8:56 pm
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    Hi everyone.
    I’m Evan Scale. I live in Greece (I use Evan Scale as an online name to make it easier to remember). I work as a comic artist and illustrator.
    You can find my work at
    Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

  • victord2

    April 14, 2020 at 3:40 am
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    Hi All! I’m Victor Dandridge, the ‘Hardest Working Man in Comics!’ I’ve been self-publishing, through my imprint, Vantage:Inhouse Productions since 2010, and a feature on the comic convention circuit as a panelist, celebrity moderator, and event host. I’m also the co-host of the hit comic book review series, Black, White & Read All Over, as well as the top rated podcast, Hall of Justice.

  • psysci

    April 15, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I am Matthew aka psysci and I have been working as a digital designer (UX/UI Design) for advertising agencies for the last 7 years. I have been slowly gathering my knowledge of comic book creation and am ready to get started. I write and illustrate but am terrible at coloring.

    I used to create conceptual albums and monthly projects with a free netlabel I helped run called soulseekrecords. We once got a decent review in The Wire (UK) magazine for something called the One Minute Massacre. soulseek records discogs

    I was then hired by the filesharing application soulseek to help create and run a record label for them officially. I did that for a few years, got to travel, meet lots of people etc… One really notable thing we did was have a remix contest which got tons of submissions. slsk records discogs

    In 2008, I was a part of a group art show associated with Toy Tokyo where I displayed three paintings of mine. Other than that I’ve been doing random things artistically, building my knowledge and formulating plans.

    You can see a bit more at

  • adada661

    April 16, 2020 at 11:29 am
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    Hi I’m zammap and I’m a freelance illustrator. Only in the past two years have I finally been able to work on some serious personal projects since I became a stay at home mom. It’s very hard for me since I normally tried to go for paying jobs rather than doing what I want. My recent claim to fame is a major update to a project called MandoMaker that I had started ten years ago (which involves lots of coding and not much drawing). Otherwise I just like to draw out concepts and ideas that come to me and try to develop my style(s). I used to try to focus a lot on comics for over the past decade but now that I have time I’ve been trying my hand at animation (which is fitting for someone who is all over the place with style)! I think the only real professional thing I’ve done is work on some card game illustrations, cover art and logos for a game company called Nine Kingdoms.

    I’ve been to Buddy’s creator connection panels in the past at NYCC but never made any connections (even though I was a good girl and emailed everyone I met!) but I think this forum is doing a far better job at getting everyone to talk to each other! A few years ago (2015) my drawing was featured on the NYCC banner as part of their contest and got free tickets (which I gave to my friend since I already have pro passes lol)

  • ASAP

    March 22, 2021 at 8:00 am
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    Hey everyone. I’m Alex, a.k.a. ASAP. I’m mostly an illustrator and one-third of Wayward Raven Media. I’ve been working on a weekly web-comic, and I handle a lot of the back office and technical stuff for our publishing efforts. I’m hoping to get more writing work under my belt, as well as grow my portfolio by getting some other projects under my belt.

    Best places to find me:

  • XanderXero

    April 13, 2021 at 3:32 am
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    Hello. I just watched that hour long youtube video and I got the feel of the people running this project so now I think I need to introduce myself.

    My name is Xander Xero and I create stuff. My doodles are all over my social media. I jump from one medium to the next: acrylic, oil, watercolor, tattoos, inks, digital. Jack of all trades, master of none 😆 My first love has always been comic books though. I remember making them in the first grade when I couldn’t wait one whole week for the next episode of my favorite super sentai show- so I make up my own stories and draw comic books about them.

    I do feel like I’ve come to this party late though so <a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’’ rel=’nofollow’>@buddyscalera , you might recieve tons of emails from me asking you questions. 😅 I am going through the whole site at the moment to get my answers though.

    @MisterAnderSiN saying “we are not competing against each other, we are competing against our own selves” and @redheadeded ‘s “when the tides rise up, every ship rises up” did inspire me and made me think that this community is out to help out each other.

    Thanks! See you guys around the forums!

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    • redheadeded

      April 13, 2021 at 8:07 am

      Welcome <a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’’ rel=’nofollow’>@XanderXero

      We are glad you are here, I do have a friend here who is running a bit behind getting an artist for his story, would you be interested in helping out? If so let me know.. and Welcome again!


      D Alley, the Redheadeded.

      PS I have to be honest I stole that line from Rob and Buddy! 😮

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  redheadeded. Reason: Code for formatting is still buggie
      • XanderXero

        April 13, 2021 at 10:23 am
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        i do have a story brewing in my head already… actually, it has been brewing in my head for years. i’m gonna read around and see if i can actually still do that and if not, i’ll illustrate for your friend’s story which is probably halfway done already. (if they like my art style, of course)

  • maryamsmarkers

    April 21, 2021 at 5:44 am

    Hey everyone… Maryam’s Markers here…girl Picasso – you know the type, full of color palettes. Enough about me. Right now we need you to jump on YouTube to get to learn more about industry tips from both Jamal Igle and Tom Peyer… They are keeping it real in this illustrated world. Like Right NOW – Thanks Join:

    “Did you miss @JAMALIGLE reviewing a script, or wanna a refresher before this dude joins @tompeyer to discuss #Comics? #ComicBookSchool #MakingComics #Education”

    See you in 60 seconds, we started @evan-scale @victord2 @andresbriano @XanderXero @bluepen @driedtoast @david-shear @Dave @albertooveloso @cvandyke @gaston @hollandbetty @gothkgrafx @josh-dahl <a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’’ rel=’nofollow’>@glen

  • XanderXero

    April 22, 2021 at 2:59 am
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    sorry i missed this live but i’m watching it now. thanks for the link

  • andresbriano

    April 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm
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    Thanks for tagging me <a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’’ rel=’nofollow’>@maryamsmarkers ! 😀

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