MemberJuly 1, 2021 at 6:48 pm20 Forum Points
Anyone who caught my interview with Buddy heard me talk about The Sire, my first foray into comics, self-published in 2006. Here is the official announcement i made on social celebrating the anniversary:
FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE SIRE
Back In 2006, Daniel Leister, Talent Caldwell and I brought the story of a superhero FORCED by his own costume to fight evil – the character I created wayyyy back in sixth grade – to life. It sold nearly two thousand copies in Diamond Previews, which, for an indie title was a tremendous accomplishment – one I’m still very proud of today.
And it was something I couldn’t do alone either. With Darren Sanchez, both friend and publisher guiding things behind the scenes at After Hours Press/After Shock Comics and a helpful hand from folks like Rick Marshall and Buddy Scalera, this was my debut into the comic book industry. To say it’s impacted my life would be an understatement. I’m as grateful for the work as I am the friends I’ve made BECAUSE I chose to make this. And I haven’t looked back since.
Stay tuned for Volume 3 dropping this summer thanks to almost 70 backers who put their hard earned capital behind the book on Kickstarter. It’s been a slow process, thanks to my never having drawn a full trade before in my life (!), but I’m happy to be sharing it with the world soon enough!
And happy to be celebrating the book that started it all!
AdministratorJuly 1, 2021 at 7:01 pm
Congratulations @sire64 – That is an pretty impressive achievement. I admire your focus and persistence in growing as a creator and keeping your work out there for people to enjoy.
I hope our creators of original properties keep this in mind. It is a long journey, but it only continues if you keep it going.
ModeratorJuly 6, 2021 at 2:01 am
Congrads! That’s awesome. I am glad to here things are going so well. It was a joy to have you as a guest the other day, and I am looking forward to finally getting the chance to sit down and read all your work.
Here’s to the next 15 years being even more successful than the last. 😉
D. Alley, the Redheadeded