The growth of both The Astropath series JOURNEYS OF THE ASTROPATHS, WORLD OF THE DEATHSTICK and recently introducing MOONBOW OF THE EVIL EMPIRE, it's time to create a unifying force. Booya Comics is in association with Booya Bkk Dramatic, but is a separate entity. Our long term goal is to offer comic development for artists and writers looking to publish their work across a wide variety of publishing platforms. As Booya Comics is based in Bangkok Thailand we will also be working to develop translation for comics across multiple languages.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
THEY NEED YOUR HELP
Please consider helping these amazing workers and lovely children. My student asked me to help with the video element of her project to raise money for this wonderful facility. I wasn't looking forward to the visit, I was busy, and a bit nervous about being around children suffering from such harsh circumstances. But what was amazing is how happy these children were, how generous they were with their smiles and how excited they were to be filmed.
I was mobbed with infants and children desperate to be held and anxious to share anything they had with me. It was extremely hot in the center and the students were enjoy some ice with some syrup as their afternoon snack. One boy insisted on bringing me a spoon full of ice telling me I looked hot and he could cool me down.
When the day winded down and my good friend James was putting up the camera, it was really hard to leave. I am looking forward to returning and hope people can find a way to help us help them.
Monday, June 15, 2015
COMICS IN MULTIPLE FORMATS
The modern comic / anime / manga / graphic novel reader has many options for enjoying their visual story. When I was growing up I had stacks and stacks of comic books. These ink on dead tree comics were wonderful to experience; the smell of these pulp pages and ink still fill me with a sense of nostalgia for my childhood non-academic indulgences.
So now writing two comics I am curious, how do you enjoy our comics? Simply put are you scrolling them on your phone or pad, are you still holding the paper or are you reading them on your lap top or desktop?
PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY. HOW DO YOU READ COMICS?
Friday, June 5, 2015
While working on a rather fun Science Fiction story with my illustrator, something popped into my head. How many people are living in outer space right now and where are they from? I mean when I was a kid someone being in space was monumental news, but before I offer you the link and answer, take a guess. I was surprised by the number and even more surprised by the nations represented. It might as well be the 80's.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
My suggestion to all those who need a creative outlet is this: 1. Join a group of like minded people who are also crazy about whatever it is that you are. This is easy in some neighborhoods but probably your best bet to find these people will be on internet chat sites. 2. Find a career that allows you to be creative, even if its is only occasionally. 3. Share your creativity with others, because I've found creative people who are ready to explode with the poke of a dull ink pen because they haven't gotten this god-given gift out to the world around them. i.e. fan fiction, fan art, blogging, karaoke night, open mic. etc. In other words stop feeling sorry for your underexposed creative growth and thrust yourself out into the sunlight and DO SOMETHING!
So if you have a really COOL ARTISTIC HOBBY what are you doing?
Send me siminoe@gmail..com a picture or sample of your work and I'll toss it up on my little blog.
I would love to feature your stuff, so BRING IT ON.