Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pimpkillah: The Descent

Greetings and salutations! It's been awhile since I've made an update to his blog, and a lot has been going on! I'd like to thank everyone to has donated to the Pimpkillah cause and I hope you enjoyed your comics. It's just the beginning and Pimpkillah: The Descent is finally starting to come to life! With the addition of new artist, Rosendo Santos the second installment to Pimpkillah is underway.

We're looking to debut the comic at LA Zinefest ( ) February 17th at the Ukranian Culture Center in East Hollywood. This issue will be longer and larger than the previous two mini comics I have published. Rosendo Santos is adding his own creative flair to the story and bringing a whole different breath of vitality to the series. Keep checking in with new artwork on as there is always more to come!

Pimpkillah: The Descent, our second issue was only going to be a mere 15 pages but since I've started writing it looks like it's gonna be a bit longer. I can't describe how exciting it is to translate my characters into the comic medium. Collaborating with another creative mind who is dedicated to our purpose is a breath of fresh air and a great learning process.

Of course, I have to give some credit to my class I took at Meltdown University with Jim Higgins ( ) where I learned a lot of comic making basics and helpful knowledge about story structure.

And last but not least, I have recently posted Pimpkillah: The Protector online for all to see. The font is a little fuzzy - I'm working on it, but hey the artwork by Christina Mirani is still fucking awesome, so deal with it :)


 New artwork by Rosendo Santos, check out more at

Pimpkillah Productions

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Zinefest Experience

So I suppose it's a little late to be blogging about Zinefest that happened three weeks ago BUT I think Pimpkillah's first debut is special and something to be remembered/documented. My wonderful friend and artist Christina Mirani told me about SF Zinefest about a month before it was actually going on. She convinced me that we could get our books together in time to debut them. So we accepted the challenge. I would complete Naomi: Prequel to Pimpkillah and she would complete Introduction to Pimpkillah: The Protector. Sharing a table at zinefest was exciting and nervewracking all at once. Well, I guess preparing for Zinefest was nervewracking. Same day printing was stressful. When all was said and done and we finally got there it was a mecca of people just like me, it was an overwhelming but thrilling sensation. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Would people line up to see my comic books? Would anyone at all even stop by to flip through one? I only knew one thing prior to displaying my books to the public: I would not sell many, if any. And I didn't. But the best part about zinefest is trading. I met so many wonderful writers and artists through talking with them and trading zines. Hearing some zinefest veteran's stories and experiences with making their comics and which conventions they've gone to was definitely an inspiration. I knew this was the only the beginning of zinefests and comic conventions.

Check out my comic strip: My Guide to Zinefest on

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

8.6.12 Pimpkillah I

PIMPKILLAH, first blog entry. 

We're just getting off the ground running. Writing and conceptualizing Pimpkillah the comic series and releasing my first mini comic at the beginning of September. Though I'm new to the comic medium, I am not new to storytelling. And my artist collaborator Christina Mirani creates beautiful, unique work, and is no new kid on the block either. We've been good friends since middle school in small town USA. We've both venture out here to the west coast. I reside in Los Angeles and Mirani respectively in San Francisco. We've been brainstorming about creating Pimpkillah into a comic book series now for at least a year. I wrote Pimpkillah as a screenplay two years ago. Pimpkillah is my passion project, my baby. But I don't have the money or the time to make it into the feature length grindhouse thriller noir action movie I want it to be, not yet at least. So I decided it would be a kick-ass comic series. Sloane Stone must come alive!
Right now I have the first issue of Pimpkillah written, and am still continuing writing. Mirani is working her magic on sketches in preparation for Pimpkillah I. Since I knew absolutely nothing about creating comics prior to this past April, I had to practice with something. I'm in the last stage of completing my mini comic, Naomi B.D.: A Prequel to Pimpkillah. Only ten pages long and in black and white. We will be debuting some pre-Pimpkillah fun and Naomi B.D: A Prequel to Pimpkillah at SF Zinefest September 1 and 2nd in Golden Gate Park. Admission is free, so you should come check us out along with many others!