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Happy Birthday Maya & a Kickstarter update!

Happy Birthday to Maya Rose in the Tercona comics. Her birthday is May 1st. She’s the hippie, vegetarian girl who loves to meditate. See what powers she has in comics #4 & #6.


There are only 2 weeks left in the Kickstarter for comic #7.

If you want to support the Kickstarter and back it CLICK on the pictures!


In the past 2 weeks, my Kickstarter has NOT been a “Projects We Love” but I’m hoping it reaches this before it ends.

Again, if you want to back it, click on the picture.


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My Kickstarter – After 2 weeks!

Here is an update on my Kickstarter after 2 weeks.


I got my first 10 backers! As of today, I have 11 backers now however I still haven’t reached the 1/2 way point to my funding target. My goal is $500, so far I only have around $200.

If you want to back my Kickstarter click on the picture.


After two weeks into my Kickstarter, I was hoping to be fully funded by now but I’m not and that’s okay. I know it’s a lot more challenging to get an all-ages comic fully funded on Kickstarter so I want to take a moment and say, thanks.

Thank you for supporting my Kickstarter so far!

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My Kickstarter after 1 week!

Here is a progress report of my Kickstarter after 1 week!


After 1 week I have 7 backers and a total of $152 dollars. I’m 30% toward my goal. With 27 days to go, I have a long road ahead of me!


I had really high hopes it would be fully funded by this past weekend (my birthday weekend)…but it wasn’t. :)


Just because it wasn’t fully funded by my birthday doesn’t mean I’m going to give up. I still have 27 days to go to reach my $500 goal and I know I can do this.


To back my Kickstarter for Tercona comic #7 click on this picture!


Would you like to see a sample? Here are the first 3 pages of Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone.


I would love to reach my funding goal within the next few weeks so I can start looking forward to the stretch goals.

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My Kickstart is LIVE!

I just launched my Kickstarter for Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone.

This Kickstarter is to help me get funding for the printed copies of Tercona comic #7. The comic is fully done and ready. I just don’t have the money to have printed copies made. My goal is just $500. I’m really hoping to go OVER that amount and maybe hit $1000 but I’d be happy if this Kickstarter gets fully funded.

To back my Kickstarter click on the picture.


In case you didn’t know, most of the time on Kickstarters, hard copy comics (the physical copies) are usually double the price of a regular comic because the creator is trying to make money for his Kickstarter.

On my birthday (April 15) you can get ALL 7 comics, the physical hard copy comic, for only $35. That’s the same price as it is when you buy it at a con.

ONLY on April 15th.


This Kickstarter ends on Sunday, May 14th.

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Thank you Cleveland!

Wow…what a weekend.

This past weekend I had my most successful show ever and I believe the biggest reason it was such a success was because of my new book The Taming Of April.


Like I’ve said before, Cleveland is my hometown. My friends came to visit and buy stuff. I had dinner with my mom and Clevelander’s came up and talked to me about voice acting, radio, my comics (Tercona), and my new book.


If you want a copy of my new book The Taming Of April but you missed out this past weekend you can order it on Amazon.com OR you can order it right from me too.


This is the REGULAR cover of the book. It’s not as ‘fan service’ and revealing as the other cover. This one will ALWAYS be available. Right now, there are only hard copies available, NO digital copies…yet!

** REMEMBER: if this book was a movie it would be rated R. It’s NOT for kids. **

This one is $15.

To order this copy of The Taming Of April click on the picture.


This is the SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION cover! This cover will only be available for a limited time. It’s the same book as the other cover it only has a different cover.

** REMEMBER: if this book was a movie it would be rated R. It’s NOT for kids. **

This one is $25.

To order this copy of The Taming Of April click on the picture.


Now that you know I’m also writing OTHER stuff besides Tercona I need to let you know I’m not giving up on Tercona. Matter of fact, my Kickstarter for comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone – will launch in April.


My Kickstarter will launch in 2 weeks! I hope to reach 100 followers before I start. To follow the Kickstarter for Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone – click on the picture!

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Comic Con season has begun!

My 2023 comic con season has officially begun.

In the month of March, I’ll be going to 2 of them.


I’ll be at Fantasticon in Toledo, OH on Sat. & Sun. March 11th & 12th.

Come see me at Artist Alley table A22. I’ll have all 6 Tercona comics with me.


On Fri. Sat & Sun. March 24, 25 & 26 I’ll be at Fan Expo Cleveland. My radio career started at Cleveland radio stations. Cleveland will always be my – home town.

I’ll be at artist alley table A815.

PLUS, you can get my NEW romantic comedy novel – The Taming Of April too.


Finally, don’t forget I’ll be launching a Kickstarter really soon!

The Kickstarter for comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone – will launch in April. I hope to reach 100 followers before I start. Right now, I’m over 50, so I’m 1/2 way there.

To follow the Kickstarter click on the picture.

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How much time do you spend working?

How much time do you spend working?

Recently I discovered I only spend between 5 to 6 hours in my studio working. That “work” can range from auditioning for a job, social networking, direct marketing, writing emails, or writing a blog for my website.

If you’re wondering how I figured out how much time I spent in my studio, it’s simple – I timed myself using a stopwatch on my cell phone.

A while back I wrote a blog about making a schedule and using your time wisely. Do you need to take your kids to school? Schedule it. Do you need to answer emails? Schedule it. Do you need to audition for voice jobs…schedule it. (You get the idea) Of course “life” can get in the way of a perfect schedule. So a few weeks ago I started using my stopwatch on my phone to see how much time I actually spent in my studio working. That’s when I figured out I only spend about 5 – 6 hours in my studio working. Of course, some days are longer than others and some are shorter. I might work 6 – 7 hours on Monday but only 4 – 5 hours on Tuesday. On average I spend around 5 – 6 hours working.

Once you figured out how much time you spend “working” then you need to add that to how much you make. If you spend an hour auditioning for jobs, 2 hours marketing, and the rest of the time doing a voice-over job but only made $50 for the 5 hours you were in your studio, then you made about – $10 an hour that day.

Or you could also look at it this way; Are you getting the most out of your time? I admit I can get distracted sometimes. I go to YouTube to copy my video demos to post on Facebook and then I see the thumbnail of a video I want to see. I tell myself, “It’s only 5 minutes, why not?” Or TikTok is a good time waster too. 60-second short videos can keep us very distracted! Somehow those 5 minutes turned into 30! So for me keeping a stopwatch going while I work has kept me more accountable for the time I spend in my studio when I should be “working” and not looking at cat videos.

Timing yourself while you’re in your studio working will help you figure out if you need to spend more time in your studio doing more work or making more money for the little time you have.

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2 Months until Launch & Tercona Birthdays!

2 things in this update.

#1 – Every character in the Tercona world has a birthday. 2 characters in Tercona have birthdays in February.


Happy Birthday Tiffany Caldwell. (Feb. 2nd) Tiffany is the cheerleading captain at Bayville Heights High School. Wish Tiffany Caldwell a Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday, Samantha Stern. (Feb. 11th) Samantha is a cheerleader at Bayville Heights High School. She’s stuck up and very selfish. Her parents own 6 businesses in town so she’ll probably get whatever she wants for her birthday. Wish Samantha a Happy Birthday!!


And #2 – we are 2 months away from launching the Kickstarter for Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone!


I now have 2 months to get at least 100 followers for my Kickstarter. Click the picture to follow the Kickstarter and be ready when it launches on April. 11th.


That’s all for now. More next week.

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Kickstarter – comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone

As you know, I’m giving Kickstarter one more try. My newest comic is Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone.


After school, on a cool crisp fall day, Tercona is needed to save people from a house fire that just happens to be the home of Britney’s uncle. She must act fast to save everyone trapped inside because the structure is falling apart. Tercona finds Britney’s 10-year-old cousin Teodora and brings her to safety but when she returns to the burning building to save Teodora’s father, the unthinkable happens. The house explodes! Tercona learns that even superheroes can’t save everyone.


The good news is, I’ve hit my first 10 followers already! Thank you for the first 10 followers on my Kickstarter.


Yes, I know 10 followers are not very many but the counter doesn’t even register until you hit 10 so I crossed one small goal. Now I need to bring this number up more.

To follow my Kickstarter for Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone – CLICK on the picture to the left.

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Kickstarter for Comic #7

As you know I had 2 failed Kickstarters. My first one in 2020 for Tercona comic number #3 failed. I was asking for $2000 and I only got $190. Last year, in 2022, I tried doing a Kickstarter for my book The Taming Of April. I was asking for $1000 and I only managed to raise $400 something by the last week so it failed too.

Now I’m giving Kickstarter one more try. (They say the third time’s a charm, right?) My newest comic is Tercona comic #7 – You can’t save everyone.


After school, on a cool crisp fall day, Tercona is needed to save people from a house fire that just happens to be the home of Britney’s uncle. She must act fast to save everyone trapped inside because the structure is falling apart. Tercona finds Britney’s 10-year-old cousin Teodora and brings her to safety but when she returns to the burning building to save Teodora’s father, the unthinkable happens. The house explodes! Tercona learns that even superheroes can’t save everyone.


The comic is fully done I just don’t have the money to get copies printed off so this is where the Kickstarter comes in. This time I’m hoping to raise a minimum of $500 so I can get the funds to print off copies of this comic.


This Kickstarter will launch in April so right now I need followers! In 2020 I launched without any followers. In 2022 I took 2 months to get followers and only got 45. This time I’m taking 3 months! From now January 2023 – April 2023. That should give me plenty of time to get enough followers so I can have a successful Kickstarter this time. I’m really hoping to get fully funded within the first few days. With enough followers, I can do that!


Click the picture below to FOLLOW my Kickstarter!

Click the picture to go to the Kickstarter for Tercona comic #7 – You Can’t Save Everyone and then FOLLOW it. The Kickstarter will launch in April!


Thank you for your support. With your help, the Tercona comics can continue for many years to come.