Monday, August 8, 2011

Please Stay Tuned...

The Jest is Yet to Come.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meet the Artists: Sam Johnson and Bruno Letizia

You've read about Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman.
How about a look at the creative geniuses behind the hit?

Meet Sam Johnson and Bruno Letizia

Sam Johnson

Cabra Cini creator/writer Sam Johnson studied Creative Writing for Film & TV, came Second in a Wizard Writers Talent Search contest, and runner-up in AK Comics’ writers talent search. He started to make his mark in comics over the last few years,
 and is best known for Geek-Girl

When 'Little Miss Popular' Ruby Kaye lands a pair of super-tech glasses--invented by brainiac college geek Trevor Goldstein--in a game of Strip Poker, she's granted flight, super-strength, and--due to a flaw in the glasses' programming--super-klutziness.
Also from Sam…

Ms. F

Downtrodden housewife turned unhinged super-heroine Ms. F takes on grotesque racial stereotype-perpetuating Mr. Wang in
 'Sweet & Sour Smackdown!'

 Gold Town

Forced out of town due to bad debts, whiteboy wannabe-gangsta Pete the Pimp and his new (and sole) employee Billie relocate to
Gold Town--a place steeped in urban legend--where Pete has an exotic and mysterious encounter...

Bruno Letizia

Cabra Cini artist Bruno Letizia has previously worked on Interferenza: a comic book re-adaptation of the themes found in Mauro Garofalo's novel Iolavorointiv├╣ (Iworkintelly). After having been used to help launch the novel, this short story is now available for free on Apple's app store. ‘When you work in television and your format has been cancelled, what are you willing to do to get back at your bosses?'

Bruno also saw a story he illustrated, Fall of the Fortress, published in issue #3 of Mark Millar's Clint Mag recently. This short story follows the never ending fall of a shot down B-52 flying fortress.

Bruno is currently working on his first Graphic Novel.

For more on their comics, check
 out Sam and Bruno’s Blogs:
Where you can download/read online Digital Visions #4 FREE.
And you can also add them on Facebook:
Sam or Bruno
That's what we like to see, everyone playing nicely.
These two talented artists own the playground.
Join the team and let us know what you think.
See ya.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review: Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman

Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman

Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman is published in
Digital Visions #4

It's the first story in the mag. I read it online.
Click here for that link and choose the 
"Read Online" option to the right.

OK, wow. We've got 8 pages of emotion, guns, some blood, a great story written by 
Sam Johnson and unreal artwork
 produced by Bruno Letizia.
This is a quick paced read with a sweet hook...
"The Voodoo Lady".
Cabra comes out swinging and never stops.
She takes her moxie into a limbo
known as "The Infinity" in search of her prey,
Tom Spelling.
In the first half of our saga we meet
Tom Spelling and Cabra Cini,
learn about Voodoo, Limbo, kill a few bad guys and get a Cabra Cini origin for good measure.
In Four Pages!

I truly enjoyed her origin page.
 Sam's to the point writing style along with
Bruno's top notch art and
Rodrigo Diaz's coloring makes this an
award worthy page but
the whole chapter is just as good.

Moving deeper into The Infinity, Cabra is confronted with her past.
A ploy used by Inifinity's ruler The Rook.
Does she move forward toward her goal of finding Tom Spelling?
Can Cabra beat her own past?
And who is Mr. Mash-Up?
I could tell you but come on read it for yourself.

I'll say this, you will be happy you were let in on this little gem.
Sam Johnson's modern writing style is a nice surprise.
He gives us fewer words than most but brings us major impact
 in a story that I didn't want to end. Sam also brings in modern
references like "Blog, blue energy arrows and Milky Joe".
I like that too.

Enjoy this read folks and chime in. 
CCU will take a closer look at the people behind
Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman on
Wednesday, February 2nd.
Be Here!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wake up folks!


Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman makes her color debut in Visionary Comics’ Digital Visions #4!

New up-and-coming writer Sam Johnson (Geek-Girl, Gold Town) and artist Bruno Letizia (CLiNT Mag, Interferenza) introduce us to a bizarre new world of horror!

“Cabra Cini is a character close to my heart, whom I have big plans for,” says Sam. “There’s a one-shot already in the can, illustrated by Fernando Melek & Gaston Zubeldia, but this story--‘Voodoo Trespass’--is where Cabra makes her debut--and we’re thrown headlong into her twisted world.”

A world where Cabra, an ex-crack whore, has cleaned up her act and, for horrific reasons--revealed in Digital Visions #4--become a hitwoman. “But not just any hitwoman,” Sam adds; “Voodoo is a weapon Cabra employs--along with her array of blades and guns--and she’s developed her own bastardized version of the art: which she uses to dramatic effect in carrying out her hits."

“One of the ways she uses it is to access a dimension known as ‘The Infinity’--Limbo’s ‘crazy cousin--locked away in the attic’--which can serve as a dimensional gateway between where you are and wherever you want to go. Though, with what the ruler of The Infinity throws at its trespassers, the journey can come at a monstrously high cost, as Cabra--hired by bereaved parents to take out the guy who killed their daughter,‘playing vampire’--is about to learn…”

Digital Visions #4 also features:

Deity: The Darkness and the Light #0 by Karl Altstaetter & Robert Napton. An interdimensional war wages for the very fate of reality. Our only hope? A sixteen-year-old Earth girl. Can she survive the dangers of 2027 Los Angeles and avoid vicious aliens long enough to fulfill her destiny? Picking up where the first Deity series left off, this ‘jump-on’ story will introduce newcomers to both old evils and brand new ones!

Gangland Avalon by A. David Lewis, Michael Angelo Lee & Chuck Bordell. Sit in on a tense meeting with the Cavalieres and the Moores as they discuss control of the town. And this is a mob meeting with a difference, as both families aren’t just packing guns, they’re wielding magic!

Digital Visions #4. 30 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. Available to read online or download FREE

CCU will review Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman as found in the pages of  Visionary Comics’ Digital Visions #4 this
Wednesday the 26th. Please spread the word and tell us what you think.
Stand By...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Belly Full of Art

“Webcomics: What’s Cooking?
Comic artists doing their part
to help the less fortunate.”

Written By: Carlo Jose San Juan, MD

It started out as a quirky idea between a few webcomic aficionados. Then, like many good ideas before it, that moment of quirkiness quickly became an inspiring movement involving many popular comic artists!

That idea is Webcomics: What’s Cooking?, a cookbook which features full-page, food-related comics by over fifty webcomic creators and artists with accompanying recipes to various dishes. The range of included recipes is quite diverse, featuring dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks as well as various beverages. This makes it quite likely that you’d find food to fit any taste bud at any time, in any mood!

 That alone already seemed like a great idea. However, what really got everyone involved passionate about it was that this was a not-for-profit project! Proceeds from the cookbook sales are for the benefit of National Food Banks in Canada and the USA.
At the time of this writing, these are the wonderful artists involved in this comic cookbook (in no particular order):


Spirited by the notion of not only showcasing their talent but to bring fun recipes to families and help bring hope to the less fortunate as well, these creators have combined thousands of hours of work to make this project a possibility! Furthermore, it features an incredibly diverse array of artistic styles. There is nothing out there quite like it and is a gem of an addition to any comic collection!
 And it’s a great cookbook too!

So “Feed your Family, Feed the World!”  The goal is to have this cookbook available in time for the 2010 holiday season and here is how you can help bring fun and food together in classic comic style and deliver hope to someone in need!

Kick-start Webcomics: What’s Cooking? by visiting the project’s Kickstarter site! Kickstarter is a fund-raising site for creative projects such as this one. An initial amount is needed to begin printing this cookbook and you’ll get not only the cookbook
but additional incentives as well!

Pre-order your copy of Webcomics: What’s Cooking?
as each copy pre-ordered helps bring the project closer to print!
You’ll also get it at a cheaper price.
Spread the word! Tell your co-workers, friends, and family about this great project on Facebook, Twitter, and other
social networking sites!
If you’re a website master, you can add these free-to-use banners on your site and link them to the TGT Website!
So help feed yourself, your family, and someone in need this holiday season… and get a few laughs in the process!
All through this great comic cookbook!

For more details on Webcomics: What’s Cooking?

Carlo Jose “Caz” San Juan, MD writes and illustrates the Callous comic strip series and is a contributor to the Webcomics: What’s Cooking? cookbook.
Delicious. Nice going to all the participants of this fine project.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jay Piscopo: Art With Pop!

Jay Piscopo

He's a very busy artist.
So, let's get to it.

Meet the Artist - Jay Piscopo

Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of The
Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli all-ages graphic novel series.

Jay has been making state-of-the-art children's entertainment for nearly 20 years. His passion for using the computer as his canvas led him to develop his unique signature style of
combining 2D characters with 3D backgrounds.

He served as an art director at Tom Snyder Productions, where he led the creative team in the production of educational CD-ROMs, including the award-winning Fizz and Martina Math Adventures and was as an animator on the ABC Saturday morning show Squigglevision.

He was also the co-creator of the internationally distributed comic book series featuring the world's first disabled superheroes,
The Scrap City Pack Rats, which he created in partnership with Goodwill Industries. They published a six issue series which received national media attention for its
 groundbreaking approach and subject matter.

Jay is an engaging presenter with on-camera and radio experience who has conducted hundreds of comics workshops and classroom events teaching drawing and storytelling techniques. He resides in his home town of Portland, Maine.

My primary work is on the Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli at
there's an 8 page story with Captn Eli coming out in the
Reading with Pictures Anthology

There are 2 books available and a third coming out later this year--
there is a Sea Ghost one shot coming out as well.

I'm also working on developing a webcomic called
The Last Dominion featuring public domain characters and
an anthology of science fiction comics called Star Police Adventures.

The Last Dominion: The Heroes

The Dominators© Gladius© War Chief© The Giant©
The Purple Zombie© Blue Bird © story Frank Schildiner

Hip Knox©

Captain Commando©

The Smasher©

Free Commander X comic

Facebook gallery

Sea Ghost on Facebook

Find out the connection between
The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli and
Capt'n Eli's Soda HERE!

Wow! That's no where close to being all Jay's work.
We'll let you cruise thru the many galleries that you'll find by
checking out his links...but CCU must share this with you
because they're so darn cool. Enjoy and thanks Jay.
Come back soon. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

REVIEW: "This Little Piggy GETS EVEN!"

It is with great pleasure that your friends at
Comic Creators United
recommend completely the great collection
from Francis Bonnet and his "Suburban Fairy Tales".

"This Little Piggy GETS EVEN!"

Add 100 pages of an outstanding cast and fun
 that never stops along with several sweet story arcs
throw in great writing, art, a rad egg and a Pied Piper
that will make you laugh every time
and you've just read a winner.

It's a slice of the life that we all wanted.
 We join the gang at home and in school as they deal
with their enchanted youth. What could go wrong?

Just ask Little Pig #3...
He's the one running from the wolf.
Look over there it's the Frog Prince. Go on kiss him.
Pinocchio tells it like it is...he has to.

I found that once I started reading this collection
I had to finish it right away.
That's how I felt in my youth reading "Peanuts",
"Family Circus" and the like.
"This Little Piggy GETS EVEN!" brought me back.

Francis in his wisdom has also included
 from his sketchbook a love story.
A frog, a puppet and "Red" work it out in a story 
that's presented to us in its raw state.
It works. As the reader and comic fan
 I thought it was a nice look at the creative process.

The following strips are also in their rough state
 and are not included in this collection.
They are a gift from Francis to all of us.

Don't miss this collection.
Click here for your own copy.
Follow the gang three times a week here.

It was a thrill to be able to review this great book
Francis bonnet has a winner on his hands.
CCU loved it.


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