It's true, I started the series in 2003. Back then I was at Disney Feature Animation and I wanted to give my first love of comics a try, I asked my brother which series I should do, the ENFORCEMEN (my superhero team that will debut this year) OR Alcatraz High. He suggested Alcatraz High, because it was something different that would showcase my love of robots and my animation skills. So off I ran with it, and created a comic every year (as my fans can attest, I missed a few. But in it's place I created an ashcan or poster, but never went to the comic con without a new product!) Last year I completed the series first story arc. SO ALL 5 ISSUES OF ALCATRAZ HIGH is DONE!
Between all the work on my day job at Pixar and trying to get ENFORCEMEN done for the CHILDHOOD HEROES Anthology, I forgot that this was the 10 year anniversary. I definitely want to celebrate this accomplishment with my fans! Especially those of you who have been there from the beginning. It is crazy to see some of you who have bought the book in grade school and now are in college! For me it also has been a journey, from Disney Feature Animation to working at Nickelodeon on Avatar the Last Airbender to now, working at Pixar Feature Animation for the past 6 years as a Story Artist! And the artistic style of Alcatraz High has changed over the years, you can tell it had a very Disney quality to it in the beginning and then a more anime flavor as I worked on Avatar!
To celebrate the TEN YEAR Anniversary at San Diego Comic Con, I will draw for FREE any of the characters from Alcatraz High on your sketchbooks, or comics or posters!
I am also planning on collecting the stories together and putting them together in a book. I'm going to recruit friends to do pin-ups for the book, so if you are a fan of the book and want to contribute please let me know here on DA or at the Comic Con. Because this book is going to be pretty cool! It's been ten years of fun and I want to make the book as awesome as possible. I want to do a brand new color pass through the book and some new artwork to make the story flow better. So I will also be looking for a color designer. If any of you guys are interested, just let me know.
So THANK YOU, to my friends and fans. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! Creating comics has always been my dream and your support has made that come true! You guys rock and I hope to see you at the San Diego Comic Con at my booth #1943!
Here is a link to issue #0 complete story: www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-…