Thursday, September 30, 2010

Long time

So I'm back. It's been a while since I posted anything but things have been a bit tough these days. I have been busy drawing my cartoons and adjusting to my new job.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Official "coming out" date

Okay, now I know the date that one of my characters will be "coming out." The date will be June 7th and will carry on for a few weeks after that. Some of my main characters will have difficulty adjusting and some will be more welcoming. It is not a a coincidence that the character comes out the same month of PRIDE 2010 here in New York.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Buzz about the "coming out" news

Yeah, so I've talked to a few friends about the situation regarding one of my characters from "Cafe con Leche" coming out and it and I have got nothing but positive feedback. Not sure when I'm going to debut this event but a friend suggested that it coincide with Pride Fest 2010 here in New York City, which is June 27. Since that's a Sunday, I think that I would probably start the series on a Monday and carry it through a couple of weeks.
The decision to introduce a gay character was a tough one for me. I realize that I may be alienating a few people, but at the same time it really carries with the "Cafe con Leche" theme of diversity. The strip centers around an inter-racial couple which is already controversial in some places.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Possible new book.

The quest begins. In the first stages of looking for a publisher for a "Cafe Con Leche" book.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

One of my characters comes out.

Hi all:

It's been a long time since I wrote a blog entry. I'm just writing to let you know that one of my characters in "Cafe con Leche" will be coming out of the closet in June. Not saying which one, but its not a main character. I've been thinking about doing this for a long time. I think its tailored for my strip.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Finally!!! A day off.

Hello all.
Sorry its been a while since my last entry. Lots of turmoil going on here in DC. Not even going to mention the craziness happening at TWT. We'll get through it. I hope.
I've been working like a mad man lately, but now I have a day off. Just sitting here cooking vegetarian pasta and contemplating which cartoon to draw. Oh, I might just make a trek out to Whole Foods to pick up

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The birth of "Militant Malik"

I never thought I'd utter these words: I actually like DC. There, I said it.
Yes, my heart is still in New York City, but I must say that living in the District of Columbia has definitely changed my cartoon "Cafe con Leche" for the better. There is something distinctly edgy about the District, not to say that NYC was edgy. But its a bit different here. While in New York, my focus was on writing about the relationship between main characters Trey and Maria and how they got along. Looking back that was probably a bad idea.
Since coming to DC a year ago I've put the focus squarely on Trey and surrounded him with a cast of characters that come straight from my experiences in DC. The biggest success has come from a character that I call "Militant Malik." This character has definitely added some spice into the mix. Malik is dashiki and combat boot wearing self-described pro-black militant and professional street protester. I got the idea of Malik from my very own neighborhood in DC. You see, I live in the Chinatown section of downtown, a hub for tourists and such. I typically make a trek to my gym, which is on the corner of 7th and H st. Nw. I noticed that almost every Friday afternoon a few brotha's dressed in quasi military garb gather and literally get up on soap boxes and yell to the top of their lungs about all-things black to commuters. I found this fascinating, since I've never seen this display in any major city. I almost instantly began to think of creating a character based on this. Malik was born.
I wanted to thank the fellas for giving me the inspiration, but that probably won't go over well.