While Christian Sager and I were running the kickstarter campaign for The Cabinet, we got some support and coverage from Stash My Comics thanks to writer Chip Reece.
After things wrapped up Chip contacted me about a graphic novel he was writing. We talked a bit back and forth about the story and what not. The story involving a boy with Down Syndrome who’s father is a super hero and his desperate ambition to be like his dad. Chip explained to me the inspiration for the story, his own son Oliver was born with Down Syndrome. My initial feelings were a little shaky. I didn’t want to work on a story that had it’s heart in the right place but ultimately fell short and was empty in it’s feeling. I also didn’t want to have to turn down someone with such a passion for the story they wanted to tell. Luckily, I didn’t need to worry about any of that. I was treated to a synopsis/preview that showed Chip didn’t just have the heart for it but the story to boot. One of the main reasons I signed on was the compassion and emotion Chip brought to what he showed me.
Also, considering I don’t do much in the realm of super heroes, it’s kinda fun to get the chance to play in that sandbox for a bit.
Today Alterna Comics (who I have a long history with) announced they will be releasing “Metaphase”, a graphic novel written by Chip Reece with art by me. They also included some preview art, I suggest going over there and checking out the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
There will also be a 10 page preview coming soon from Alterna via comiXology. We announced the book today because it’s World Down Syndrome Awareness Day (3/21/13). There is also a facebook page devoted to the project.
So check it out and keep your eyes open!