After a while we started doing some research into the process of making a comic book and started applying what we learn immediately. I think we got the handle of things pretty quick and we started to focus less on the how and more on the why. Why exactly are we doing this? First we had the same shallow motivations many young men have when they didn't have a lot growing up: fame and fortune. We woke up from that dream fast and furiously. Fast forward to present day and the reasons why I make comic books are very different. Fame turned into not wanting to be forgotten and I wanted to be respected by my peers and my community. I want to inspire young artists around the world and show them that no matter how impossible things may seem, there's always away if you don't give up. Fortune became passion for the medium, for my creations, for the community and the comeradery between my peers. Today, my passion for creating comics knows no bounds.
I want indie comics to become the driving force of this industry I love so much, like the Image Comics founders thought it could be done back in 92'; me and my colleagues do as well. I want to be part of that movement, the moment is now and we have to seize it. I make indie comics because the "big 2" gave up trying for the most part, the "house of ideas" hasn't had a new or good idea in quite some time and the other big publisher has rebooted their imprint twice in five years; obviously they've lost their way on purpose I'm afraid. Now creators and readers alike have to take a stand and decide once, are we going to keep falling for the same gimmicks that lead us nowhere or we going to support creators who give their all the provide us with cool new projects and brand-new ideas? It's a pretty easy choice from where I'm standing. That's why I make indie comics, because I'd rather struggle to bring readers a quality book straight from my heart than work for a publisher that doesn't care about the creators or the readers as much as they care about money.