Two years ago, with the able assistance of Sugar Ninja Zelda Ravenel, I refused to let rough times deter me from my plans to produce a showcase for female sequential artists. Originally designed to feature only current and former students from many years of teaching sequential art, I decided instead to throw open the doors and allow any female artist/storytellers to submit material. Volume 1, both the Sweet & Spicy Books, premiered two years ago. Those first books featured over 100 creators spread out over 700 massive pages! As it was our first attempt, Zelda and I faced many difficulties related to behind-the-scenes production issues, as well as my inability to say no to anyone, ha ha. Sugar Ninjas Vol. 1 was also simultaneously edited while Zelda was bringing to life the first version of the website. Considering some of the stuff I was going through two summers ago, it’s hard to believe that we got either project in shape in time for our premiere at the 2009 DRAGON CON in Atlanta, GA.
The truth is, both the website and the first volume of the Sugar Ninjas anthology series, were labors of love where the laboring started vastly outweighing the loving. Adding in the Read More