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My Bio
I've always been a big dope who believes his child-like dreams are possible, and my geek schemes will make the world a better place through humor, kindness and acceptance of others.

I started making my own comics in 2010 when my brief 40-year attempt to be a rock star came to an end. Stuck and depressed with a zillion songs I had written, I wanted to do something creative just to still feel like an artist. It was suggested I write and draw my own comic books since I did okay doodles and loved the medium so much. Okay, I'm a huge comic nerd, sue me. I am also an equally huge geek over comic strips.

Near my birthday in October, 2010 I got my first sketchbook to make a serious attempt to do just that. The ideas came almost instantly to write what I know and draw within my wheelhouse in a way that paid homage to my favorite comic strips. I'm a pretty silly guy and thus my comics should be too.

I based my first series called "Scairy Tales" around the type of misfit kids I knew and stories about my own weirdo childhood. I fused that with my love for superheroes, monsters, Halloween,etc...I likened it to "Calvin & Hobbes" meets "The Nightmare Before Christmas," but you could also easily say it's "Happy Days" meets Halloween too!

The series called "Scairy Tales: The Not So Scary Fairy Tales" continues to this day. I spell "scary" with an "i," which also illustrates a common theme in my comics: making up my own weirdo words! It's silly and family-friendly in the way adults won't want to kill themselves if they share this with their kids.

Since 2010, I've created my own comics biz called Scairy Tales Noir, LLC, where I write my silly comics to also include "Fried Pickle Noir," "Death by Baby," "Family Mal-Use," "High Midnight," and many more coming down the pike. I've also created my own website, had my comics printed professionally, and have appeared at conventions, promoting the comics to spread the word, whenever and wherever I can afford to. Okay, so maybe I BEG people to look at my comics but...same thing.

Basically I'm like Donald Trump...without the success, fame or money. Exactly like him...maybe.

Anyway, I'm a regular dude who loves meeting fellow indie- comics peeps, lending an ear and my support whenever I can. Check out all my cool arteest alley cats on my Facebook page for " Artist Alley USA." You won't disappointed.

Thanks for reading and tell a friend....and your enemies too. I need fans.

Cheers,
J.R.

Favourite Visual Artist
Doug TenNapel, Mike Mignola, Bill Watterson
Favourite Movies
Halloween, Aliens, Star Wars, Frankenweenie, Cousins, A Christmas Story
Favourite TV Shows
Walking Dead, True Detective, The Killing, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Big Bang Theory
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
AC/DC, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Akira Ifukube, Danny Elfman
Favourite Books
Hellboy, The Goon, Criminal Macabre, Walking Dead, Powers
Favourite Writers
Charlie Huston, Raymond Chandler, Steve Niles, Mike Mignola
Favourite Games
Resident Evil series, Batman Arkham series, Dead Space series, God of War series, Uncharted
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS3
Tools of the Trade
Fabercastell, Copic, Prismacolor
Other Interests
Boobs, pizza

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