Time to return to my semi-regular guest column Creator Spotlight, this is where I hand the reigns of AltWorld to a Comic Creator to talk about their work and to showcase their achievements. The Spotlight is a great place to discover new talent, new stories and new books. But enough of my rambling… This weeks Creators Spotlight is now in the hand of Mike Waggoner of Free Fall Press, take it away Mike…
Hello, I’m Mike Waggoner from Free Fall Press and Comics United. I am a writer, artist, colorist, letterer and editor who has been in this crazy business since releasing my first mini-comics back in the early 90′s. Free Fall Press is the name of my publishing company and was founded in 1991, which is also a part of the Comics United family of books.
Comics United came together last year after meeting David Johnson Jr. when I was asked to color a couple of his pages for Siike Donnally’s Soulstar benefit GN. Soon we were talking about collaborating on some projects and as they say the rest is history. We created Comics United as a way to unify our two studios under one banner. It wasn’t long until the “family” grew to include my good friend Johnny Brown’s Underground Comix, whose Titans book I was coloring and lettering, Mohamad Lubis’ Gallant Force comics, and Edward and Kendra Hales’ All-Hale Studios.
Our first comic release is Inner Beings. Written and drawn the extremely talented Mohamad Lubis with colors and letters provided by Mike Montalvo and edited by me. It’s an action packed space adventure about a civil war being brought to Earth with only our heroes standing in the way. You can order a copy on Indy Planet.
After a couple of delays Johnny Brown’s Titans is going to print as we speak. The talented Sean Hill provided the interior art, Grace Meadows provides the beautiful cover and I colored and lettered. God decides he is going to retire leaving the position open….leading to a war amongst ALL of the mythological Gods and Goddesses .
We also have the Tales of Wonder anthology ready in a couple of weeks featuring works from all of the Comics United family featuring Ed Hales’ Phoenix-Eye inked by Kendra Hale, Cadet written by me and drawn by David Johnson Jr, Solarhawk by Darren Johnson and Mohamad Lubis and a Diablo story with a jam cover colored by the great Mike Montalvo.
The premier issue of El Diablo Azul, my Luchador Ghost Hunter who is always looking for action, should also be ready for print in a few weeks.
In the near future we have World’s Edge, the return of Maverick and a Jesse James mini-series, plus a ton of other ideas we are developing.
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Thanks Nick for the opportunity to be featured on this great site. We are always looking for people to collaborate with so please contact us.