Thursday, February 15, 2007
M. Torez's graphic novel drops today
Congratulations go out to fellow artist, writer, graphic novelist, Michael Sales, aka M.Torez. His latest graphic novel, SOUTHSIDE NEFERTITI # 2, releases today under his own publishing gig, TYPE ILLY PRESS. I admire those with the gumption to skip the mainstream rigmarole of traditional publishing — query, wait, submit, wait, wonder, wait, reject — and just do it their doggone selves. I'm strongly considering taking this route with my own comic strip.
SOUTHSIDE NEFERTITI # 2 (review) and other Type Illy Comics can be purchased from the M.Torez website.
I first learned of M. Torez about a month ago through author, Eleanora E. Tate (who happens to be my aunt). She told M. about my interest in cartooning and graphic novels, and he contacted me, offering his advice and assistance. He also referred me to another artist whose, now, nationally syndicated cartoon began in much the same way as mine, as a webtoon.
Now, I need to get on the ball and get back to posting cartoons.
In other cartoon news: Scott McCloud will be presenting and signing books at Austin Books, Saturday, February 17th from 7-9 p.m.