In the superhero genre, the hero has to overcome an archenemy in order to achieve victory.  Every supervillain has certain aspects to them that make them a worthy challenge to the hero.  Some are completely insane with no logical goals, others are highly intelligent and methodical in their diabolical plans, and a few are far more complex.  When I designed the supervillains the Young Guardians would be up against throughout the series, I drew inspiration from heinous individuals I encountered personally and general concepts of what villains are.  With Cyber Shadow, I took the sadistic and mentally unstable mind of a school bully and demonstrated how he became an empowered, vengeful serial killer when his already troubled mind was struggling to adapt to his cybernetic enhancements.  With Fanoxean, I evaluated everything that is considered the epitome of pure evil and gave it the physical form of a being who started out as an innocent bystander, but becomes possessed by a malevolent entity that seeks destruction above all else while relishing inflicting turmoil wherever it goes.  With Vogan, I took what I considered the darkest aspects of my personality in order to create a man who has seen so many indescribable things in his long lifespan and lost so much that he becomes disillusioned and has a goal that he blindly believes will make the world a better place.  Every supervillain has different personalities and motivations, but they generally seek to achieve their goals no matter how much pain and suffering they inflict on those around them.


The editing process for my third volume is underway and at the rate it is going, I estimate that the publication process can begin this winter.  I am genuinely excited about this and will keep you informed on any further developments.  Wish me luck.


One of my all-time favorite genres in fiction has always been that of the superhero because it illustrates an amazing individual or individuals using their extraordinary gifts to vanquish evil.  In addition, I like how in several superhero universes such as Marvel or DC that there are heroes, villains, and antiheroes and shows the audience how they are interconnected with one another.  Also, when battling a villain, the villain is shown to utilize various forms of dark methods to achieve their goals whether if the methods in question were magical, scientific, interdimensional, etc.  When exploring the background of a superhero, I enjoy seeing the human side of the hero and the events that lead up to them taking on the mantle of the superhero.  I enjoy this genre so much that I wanted to contribute to the genre and create my very own superhero universe.  I would recommend this genre to anyone who is seeking a satisfying battle of good against evil.


I have always been a fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s many anime films.  I was instantly interested in watching The Wind Rises when I first watched the trailer, which pretty much displayed the very soul of the film itself.  When I watched the film, I was completely overwhelmed at the visual effects and dramatic storyline.  I also liked the historical references it made such as the immense earthquake that struck Japan in 1923.  In many ways, I could connect with the main character, Jiro Horikoshi, because of the way he pursued his dreams.  When I found out who was playing the English cast, I did not know what to expect or if they would do an adequate performance, but the voice actors such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt exceeded my expectations.  In particular, Martin Short’s character reminded me of some of the roles the actor Joe Pesci played, which was often a short, smart-mouthed individual.  Overall, I would recommend this anime to anyone who seeks to have their imagination take flight and inspiration ignited.


I finally completed the first three episodes of my books’ manga adaptation and sent them to an instructor who teaches people how to draw manga and anime in a studio.  He wishes to use the episodes as educational material for his students.  This will provide an opportunity for me to see at least 30 different adaptations of my work.  I am excited to see how other people will perceive my characters and work.  This will give me a chance to finally see them with my own eyes.  It has been a few days since I sent the episodes and, so far, the studio instructor is enjoying them.  I will keep you updated on any further developments.