Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pages 001-003

For the first part of chapter one, the intro, it is 7 pages and I have completed 3 of the 7.  My goal is to have them done before my friends visit from NY on 7/16.  Almost half way done and over two weeks to go.

Stay tunes for more soon...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Page 002

Page 002... almost done.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Multiple Art Techniques

While working on the first 7 pages of HERO, I will be using a variety of art techniques including black and white ink, gray tone brush ink wash, straight pencils and Photoshop.  This is the bottom panel of page 2 and shows all of those techniques.

Check it out and more to come...

Introducing the Creators of HERO...

Andrew Charipar

Andrew is a comic book creator who lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife, children and dog Charlie. In 1992, Andrew graduated from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville and then entered the work force. He spent the next 10 years taking care of his wife and children and working on comics in his spare time.

In 2004, Andrew published his first graphic novel, TALES FROM THE CORNERSTONE: THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT.  2 years later, he followed it up with his second graphic novel, TALES OF THE CORNERSTONE VOLUME TWO: OVERTIME.

Since then, Andrew has contributed to the SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY Volume One from Drumfish Studios (With Ryan McLelland and Rich Bernatovech) and contributed to Volume Two (coming out soon). He co-create and illustrate the first AGENTS OF C.O.L.T. graphic novel from PKD Media with Shawn Pryor and illustrated several issues of the comic series GLOB WORLD from Action Lab Entertainment.  He was also a founding member of the Sketch Blog Illustrious Bits with Rich and Jamie Fay.

For the last 2 years, Andrew has been working on several side projects, including an updated Cornerstone Volume One and an all-new Volume Three, several smaller projects with co-creators Avery Butterworth and Todd Wahnish, and a Project with his children entitled HERO.

Ayla Charipar

Ayla is the daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Charipar.  She followed in her parents footsteps and graduated from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2013 as a Print Making major. After being accepted to several art colleges in New York and Boston, she chose to stay closer to home for the first few years and attend the Florida State College of Jacksonville to first acquire her Associates Degree in Art Education before making the long trek up north.
Ayla currently works a the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art.

Artistically, Ayla has contributed pin-up art to the second Cornerstone graphic novel, the comic series M.I.M.E.S. by Wayne Cordova and Harrold Jennett and to the Sketch Blog Illustrious Bits.  Ayla also created a line of 'artistic print' t-shirts.
 Among other things, Ayla is currently working on a special project with her father and brother called HERO.  Ayla will be doing color art and print art for the forth coming graphic novel.

Michael Charipar

If his sister got all the Art Genes from their parents, Michael got the Brains.  The oldest child of Andrew and Jennifer Charipar graduated from the Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, FL as the 2012 Class Salutatorian. He was also the President of his 2012 Class National Honor Society.  Michael currently attends the University of North Florida and is majoring in Biology (with an emphasis on Herpetology and Entomology (bugs, lizards and snakes)).

As a fan of movies, tv, manga, comics and video games, Michael has been extremely critical in his most recent project with his father and sister, suggesting plot lines and themes and helping to create many of the main characters in their graphic novel HERO. Michael is co-writing the stories with his father and sister.

HERO is an original graphic novel, Co-Created and Written by Andrew, Ayla and Michael Charipar.  It will be illustrated but Andrew and Ayla.  The project is the first from Misfit Corner Press's Young Readers line of comics imprint MISFIT CORNER KIDS and is currently in production with a complete date by the end of 2014.  Stay tuned for more info...

Saturday, June 21, 2014


We've talking about this and working on it and planning if for sometime now, but it is OFFICIAL... we have broken ink on paper and HERO is on the way.

We are working on a preview chapter now and have plans to have the book DONE by the end of the year and then have plans to launch it with a KickStarter Campaign.  More info coming soon...

For now, hang on tight cause HERO is on the way.