Joe Somiano risked it all by dropping out of college to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a pro wrestler, much to the disapproval of his father. King Crown Jr. is a second-generation pro-wrestler, and current Heavyweight Champion of Super Pro. K.O.!, that drinks more than he trains. Will Joe ever get a shot at wearing the SPKO Title? And will King Crown Jr. stay focused enough to defend the Championship  at any costs?


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It's Been a Hot Second

This is one of the first few pages you'll see in Super Pro K.O.! #3. This particular scene was based off some friends and I hanging on a hotel balcony in NYC. I wanted everything to feel "epic" this volume. You'll notice all sorts of details as you flip through it. The spread above took about 6-8 hours from beginning to end. Joe Somiano and the Wildchild twins are alot of fun for me to draw. Recently, a buddy asked me who my favorite character is and I honestly couldn't answer that question. They're all fun in different ways. They're all extensions of my personality in some ways too.

So the past several months have been amazing. I've traveled from coast to coast (for personal and professional reasons). I'm talking Toronto, Berkely, San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, and even Omaha all in the span of 6 weeks. Miami, I got a chance to meet Andre 3000 at Art Basel and it was awesome crossing paths with such an artists. I met all sorts of folks at Art Basel from graffiti artists to coffee bloggers. The scene there is epic. I know these experiences are just helping shape the stories I'll be able to tell. In fact, one of my personal goals has just been to get out and see, explore, and learn as much as I can from others and the world we sometimes take for granted.

I've been out of the loop social media wise. I struggle with it constantly. I'm definitely a recluse by nature and I wonder how we're shaping the perception of our work as cartoonists by sharing so much too soon. I'd much rather present a fully realized body of work versus a snippet. I didn't always feel this way but I guess its normal to change your views over time. The experiences I've had the past year have been great due in part to them being "mine" I've found that sharing stories with friends and family have been more meaningful since they weren't privy to the details via an app. Am I just getting old and out of touch? Or am I just living in the moment and owning it? (precedes to take selfie). 

I keep getting asked when Super Pro K.O.! v3 is coming out. It's all about timing. It's been the best work I've done to date. If you stay glued to my Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or FB, you'll know soon enough ;) For someone who hates these apps, I have a ton of them it seems. Ha!

Later Comickers!




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