Friday, August 2, 2013

This Is the Most Awesome Thing Ever!

If any of you are comic/graphic novel fans, specifically DC (I'm a total DC girl), especially the JLA, you will adore this.  It's a fan-made comic strip featuring the members of the JLA, with appearances by various villains, only...they're 8 years old!  It's called 'JL8' and it's the cutest thing in the world!  This guy absolutely nails these characters in every way.  I'm doing my part and reaching out to all my awesome readers to help get the word out about this incredible indie artist/writer because he wants to break into the industry and do what he's already doing, only professionally, and also because he deserves it.  Anyway, if enough people read it and it gets out there, through word of mouth, it could give him some real clout if he ever gets the opportunity to pitch it to DC.

So, here is the link to his actual website, a tumblr blog, which he uses as his platform for releasing the strips:

And here is a site run by a fan of the strip, which is a little more user-friendly, if you just want to sit down and crack through these things:

That link will take you directly to the first comic strip.  If you get lost, break for a pee, or have to take an executive conference call, and then forget what number you're on, you can find the 'Archive' button at the bottom of the page.

There are 137 strips so far and I seriously just blew through them all with my fiance; it probably took us an hour or so from start to finish.  Evidently, Yale Stewart (that's the author's name) puts out 2 strips every week, which is just insane and awesome and insanely awesome!

Also, if you're interested in checking out his other work, here is his deviantArt account:

Anyway, I just think it's genius and so so lovely.  (Yeah, that's right--I just described a comic strip, featuring well-known superheroes, as 'lovely'.  So what.)  As an indie author myself, I think it's important that we all support each other in this community and help promote fellow writers/artists any way we can.

Fingers crossed this guy gets a meeting with DC sometime soon!