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Sample artwork from the series.
GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time. The saga is told through the eyes of Jarra, a poor factory worker who dreams of escaping his world of endless toil. His wish comes true, though not in a way he would have ever wanted, when his city is attacked by a dark entity called the Halodron. He escapes the conflict, but only to be thrust into a war of other-worldy magic and weaponry.
Amidst the destruction, history begins to unravel as soldiers of a forgotten war resurface and the secrets of a mysterious technology known as Girrion come to light as its scattered remains suddenly start to “reawaken”. With little time and resources, the hero must help save his crumbling empire from its destructive past.
Back in 1999 I remember thinking " I wanna be like George Lucas. I want to create my own world. I can't make a movie, but dangit I can draw a comic!" At the time I thought George designed the storm troopers, the Millennium Falcon, all that stuff, all by himself. I didn't have a much of a story in mind but I just started drawing characters, costumes and environments.
I had no idea what I was in for or how long it would take me, but this has turned into a labor of love. I don't think of writing new stories in the future-- just to keep developing this one.
My career as an illustrator started off in Los Angeles drawing storyboards for various clients such as McDonald's, ESPN, Norelco, Disney, and Nickelodeon. In 2008 I moved to New York and transitioned into full-color illustration in children's book publishing and advertising. I've illustrated several books. My most recent Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb which was published by Razorbill in May 2015, and Girrion which is being published by Scout Comics.