AND SO IT ALL BEGINS….
Really it all began quite some time ago when I was a young boy. My parents, sister and I lived in Guam, where my dad was stationed. My parent’s brood grew substantially through the years, I being the oldest of 10, but I digress. During this time my first memories of television were of Spiderman (the old 60’s cartoon), Batman, and . Only recently did it dawn on me that my own character about an everyman super-hero, who uses a suit and gadgetry, while piloting his star ship through the universe, was really born of those initial images and stories that I loved.
Soon after, I started doodling images of the U.S.S Enterprise ,Bat Mobile and Spiderman swinging from building to building as a result of being inspired by my mother; who was a wonderful artist in her own right. Later, I knew it was my desire and dream to create and draw comics as well as write and direct films. I feel like sometimes what you see right in front of you is the merging of those dreams. I did have a brief career at Marvel years ago. Unfortunately the market imploded; kicking my foot out the door as soon as I got my toe in. This made me realize, as much as I would’ve loved working on the th grade mind. His name, color scheme, and the fact that I wanted him to be a space hero with a ship are the primary things that have remained intact. The rest has matured with me, well -- somewhat. A close friend of mine once mentioned; “Black Alpha has been Tom’s best friend since he was 11”, and I guess that really is true. or , at the end of the day, I was really passionate about creating something to call my own; my character, a character that was initially born of a 5
What I hope to accomplish with this series is to give some insight into the creative process with a DEV blog. I’ll be doing behind the scenes videos, showing concept sketches of characters, ships, etc. Between episodes, as well as nerd rambles, if anyone’s interested.
So I invite you to join me on the journey. I believe it will be a fun one…..