CHE!! © is a story about a young man named Ernesto and his pregnant girlfriend Lydia. The story represents a young man stepping up to the plate after he made an error in judgement. But Ernesto comes from a broken home himself and Lydia is the daughter of a former teenage mother and her father is never around.
I was never a teenage parent nor am I even a parent... but my parents experienced teenage parenthood. They each had their own individual encounters that led them to each other to create a union that led to the birth and me and my twin. (They were married at the time.) Although my parents are not together anymore I learned from their experiences and decided to wait until marriage before I have sex. Eh there were temptations, especially with one of my previous girlfriends but abstinence prevailed those times.
In today's media there are barely enough coverage of single parenthood or teenage parenthood to teach the youth about having kids at a young age. I just wanted to create a comic that portrays such a situation in an effective way that will promote safe sex and if it comes to it advocate a household with both parents involved. Of course Ernesto and Lydia will be pushed, chewed up, and spat out, rinse and repeat but the moral of the story is to not make teenage parenthood look impossible. These things happen and I just want to help put something out there that is positive and encouraging. I know it is easier to find a cure for the common cold than to stop kids from having sex but we can at least teach them the consequences. That's the purpose of this story.
I do have a patreon up and running for CHE!! © but it’s really just there as an extra blog to help spread the news and share some artwork. I do sell sketch cards for a buck but more or less people who subscribe to me will get them for free. XD I couldn’t care less about making money at this point. I just want to get my project out there. Drawing is a passion for me and I just want spread my art around the world and influence the masses to unlock their own creativity and to chase after their own pursuits.
Well that’s pretty much it. I’ll try share as much of this project as I can each day and keep you guys posted on it. God bless!