Starting February 5th, 2017, the swan-song story of Bud and the gang begins. They are booked at the famous CGBGs bar in New York city the night of the disastrous black-out of 1977. Some cameos from bands of the time show up, as the quartet tries to get out of New York alive.
This event will also mark the 10th anniversary of the comic. I first drew Bud around my 50th birthday in 2007. Now, I’m turning 60 and it’s time to bid the final farewell for the comic. For me personally, the comic has been a life saver, for without the focus of drawing the comic brought me, I’m sure life would have gone a much different way for me. As you may or may not know, I took drawing courses in High School, and originally wanted to become a cartoonist. But life and my career took me another direction for 30 years. In 2007, I was facing a huge transition in my life as I had just lost my company, and the loss of my home was impending (remember the crash of 2008? Oh joy.) Having lost my primary income, I decided to return to drawing, and the rest is history.
Today, I’m relatively well known in the indie comic industry, and have many, many new and fantastic friends, some of which are readers of the comic. I’m also beginning to do some major advertising agency work, like I did last year for NASCAR/NBC Sports, and just finished another job featuring some cool superhero character designs I had to create. So, the comic has run it’s course, and I’ve achieved the goal I was looking for. I can proudly say today, “I’m a cartoonist.” And it’s all thanks to you, my loyal readers.