In between regular postings of This EMPIRE are “yesteryear” strips and sketches. 

Please note: For more information click on an image or text highlighted in Navy Blue.

Balancing the scales

Work + Comics + Play it has been an interesting endeavor to get these things to align perfectly. No new comic just some pre-production work on the next story arc for This EMPIRE. 

Kickstarter is b-a-nan-a-s!

ROCKET GIRL comic book by artist Amy Reeder and writer Brandon Monteclare

“The Comic: A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back to 1986.  She’s investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time.   As she pieces together the clues, she discovers that the “future”—an alternate reality version of 2013 and the place she calls home—shouldn’t exist at all.”

“Rocket Girl is funded! Thanks, backers!” 

Funding period – May 7, 2013 – Jun 7, 2013

1,585 Backers $38,037 Pledged of $20,000 goal

Yellow Peril Kicker! by Jamie Noguchi

182 backers $7,460 pledged of $2,000 goal

Funding period – May 6, 2013 – Jun 5, 2013

Yellow Peril is an Asian American office romance comedy webcomic that updates three times a week at!  It stars Kane, Bodie (both graphic designers), and Ally (a project manager) who navigate the treacherous tedium of corporate life while trying to balance the chaos of their love lives.  It’s my answer to the distinct lack of Asian American sit-coms on television, like The Office but with more swearing. In 2011, I self-published book 1, Back to the Grind: A Yellow Peril Collection, which collects the first year of strips.” 

I missed out contributing to these wonderful projects because I wanted to play fast and loose get my donation “just under the wire.” I am glad both projects had a successful fundraiser hopefully I will get to checkout their work.  Recently Jamie posted some commentary about the fundraiser.

Thank you for reading, back to making comics.