Friday, May 31, 2019

Comic Awards and Jace Wars

What a year 2019 has been!

First off, delighted to announce that AH Comics recently received two Independent Book Publisher Awards for Mark Twain's Niagara (Gold-Graphic Novel/ Drama Documentary) and SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2 (Gold-Graphic Novel/ Drama Documentary)

I'm honored and thrilled to have been involved in both books (cover, "The Stranger" interior pages for Mark Twain's Niagara; interior pages for "It Could Be Worse" in SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2) and for anyone interested in checking them out, you can find them on Amazon (individual product links vary by location/geographical location).

Jace Wars Promotional Print/Poster by Shane Kirshenblatt

Since January, I've been dedicating much of my time and effort to a very important project, for an organization near and dear to my heart. Jace Wars has been fundraising and spreading brain tumour awareness on behalf of various charities (Ronald McDonald House Hamilton and McMaster Children’s Hospital) since 2012, through various family-friendly events. Since the event in June is set to be the last one until further notice, organization founder Aaron Russell approached me to adapt the story of Jace and Gigi (Russell's son and daughter; the former being the inspiration for the Jace Wars after surviving his own life-threatening brain tumor in 2011) as it takes place in the Star Wars Universe (sneak peek below:)


The book (available for a $12) and 11" x 17" poster ($10; but $20 for both book AND poster) will debut at Niagara Falls Comic Con where I will be appearing (Friday June 7 only) to promote the release and will be providing limited opportunities for original sketch cover illustrations (pricing TBD).