Monday, December 12, 2011

An Evening with Michael Jai White

I recently had the pleasure of attending a fundraising event for The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA.  The event was An Evening with Michael Jai White.  It was great to see the multi-talented actor, writer and director Michael Jai White back in our hometown of Bridgeport, Conn. to help raise money for the local community center where he spent much of his time as a youth.

The evening was filled with music, food and entertainment supplied by the RTCC YMCA Dance Ensemble.  The highlight of the evening was when Michael began sharing stories of how important the Community Center and the staff were in helping to shape him into the man that he is today.  He also stressed the importance of having The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA open to the future youths of Bridgeport. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gene Colan RIP


Just read that comic book legend, Gene Colan has passed away at the age of 84. Although I never met Mr. Colan, I credit him with fueling my passion for comic books as well as my desire to one day become a comic book creator myself. Reading Gene Colan's work on titles like Captain America and Daredevil during the late 60s and 70s brought me such pleasure as a child that instantly I knew that I would create my own comic books one day and try to pass along the same pleasure that I got as a child, to those who would read my books one day. In honor of Mr. Colan, I'm about to take some of my old issues of Daredevil out of the protective plastics and sit back with a cold soda and a bag of chips and enjoy myself. Gone but not forgotten, your works will live on, to be enjoyed for years to come. Thank you Gene. My condolences go to Gene's family and friends. -
Carl Herring Jr. President
Three J Productions, LLC.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3JP Comics On Cloud9

I'm happy to announce that Three J Productions, LLC has signed a deal with Cloud9 Comix to distribute 3JP Comics' titles onto mobile devices, such as the iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, Kindle, and others. Cloud9 Comix is Australia's first digital comic book publisher providing comic book content on such digital platforms. Teaming up with Cloud9 Comix is just another step in Three J Productions' mission to be "The first name in visual arts entertainment"(TM). - Carl Herring Jr. / President Three J Productions, LLC. To see The Enforcers Zero Issue for your mobile device, follow the link:
http://cloud9comix.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=283:the-enforcers&catid=58:comix-articles&Itemid=379

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Enforcers Comic book Trailer Pt. 1


The Enforcers Comic book Trailer is up and running. We've included some great artwork from the mini-series, hope everyone will check it out. To see the trailer follow the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh9gqebRNpo

To Purchase The Enforcers and all of Three J Productions' fine products go to the following link: http://www.threejproductions.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=CT066

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie, RIP


Just heard the news that writer, producer and editor Dwayne McDuffie has passed away. Although Dwayne and I only met briefly in passing at various comic book conventions, I feel I've lost a friend. Now, I'm sorry that I never took advantage of those brief encounters to tell him what a source of inspiration he was for me.
Somewhere in my garage is a copy of a business magazine that dates back to the early 90s and the cover story features Dwayne McDuffie and his co-founding of Milestone Media. After reading this story my desire to have my own comic book publishing company was ignited. For years I've kept the magazine around and would read the story over and over as fuel for my desire.
Today I have my very own publishing company; although small, the company is growing, thanks in a large way to "brothers" like Dwayne McDuffie who pave the way for creators of color and showed us that, no matter the color of your skin, if the quality of your work stands out, then it can't be ignored.
My condolences go out to his family. Dwayne McDuffie is as big a hero as those he wrote about. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Dwayne McDuffie, RIP
Carl Herring Jr. President
Three J Productions, LLC.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Black Cowboys in Comic books




While surfing the Internet I came across a wonderful article written by Author and Comic book Historian, Prof. William H. Foster. The article titled Black Cowboys in Comic books is an interesting look at a very overlooked sector of comic book literature.




Prof. Foster begins the article with an image of Lobo, one of comic books' earliest characterizations of the Black cowboy. He continues with a brief history of stories which featured Black cowboys, such as the 1957 Dell Published comic book titled Golden West Rodeo Treasury No. 1 which featured a story about real life Black cowboy, Bill Pickett. He was a Rodeo performer known as the creator and innovator of bulldogging.
Prof. Foster continues to give great examples of other Black cowboys in comic books; to read the full article follow the link:http://www.blacksci-fi.com/fosters-freeho ld/article/black_cowboys_in_comic_books/
For me I feel honored, because the article ends with a look at a contemporary story about Black cowboys, which was written by yours truly, and the story is titled, "Reflection in the Water" and features Jonas McCabe(TM). To read "Reflection in the Water"
in digital format follow the
link:http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=79097&filters=0_0_0&manufacturers_id=2659
Thank you Prof. Foster for a great article and the kind words about my work. -
Carl Herring Jr. President
Three J Productions, LLC.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Enforcers Part Two Ready For Release


The Enforcers five part mini-series continues with the release of The Enforcers Part Two "The Countdown Begins". Set to launch in March, this is the action packed follow-up to The Enforcers Part One "The Mission".


"The Countdown Begins", features N.Y.P.D. Detective Clayton Jagger as he unknowingly stumbles onto a clue to drug lord Anthony Marcus and his drug cartel The Alliance's plan to control New York City's illegal drug trade.
Top secret government weapons in the hands of New York City's most ruthless drug lord, masked assassins on the loose, a crooked cop and some reluctant heroes are just a few of the ingredients that make The Enforcers Part Two an issue not to be missed.
To get your copy of The Enforcers and any of Three J Productions' great products, go to http://www.threejproductions.com we offer secure transactions via Paypal.
This epic story is being presented to you by Three J Productions, LLC and 3JP Comics. Written by Carl Herring Jr., Artwork by Tod Smith, with Colors and Letters by Steve Kuster.

Monday, January 3, 2011

NEW YEAR MORE ACTION!

Another year has come and gone and I would like to take this moment to thank everyone who has shown their support for Three J Productions throughout the previous year and for their support during 2011.

To keep with the company's mission to being "the first name in visual arts entertainment(TM), 2011 promises to be a spectacular year. With the new year, comes new characters like Black Tao, a ninja superhero whose destiny is to save the world from the ultimate evil when the spirit of Crimson Death The Master Ninja is awakened and renews his quest for world domination.

Also with the new year comes more action as The Enforcers five part mini-series continues with the release of The Enforcers Part Two "The Countdown Begins". And CHASE AND HUNT(TM), return in Crime Wave Anthology vol. 2, plus some surprises that will be discussed at a later time.

Again, thank you for the continued support.
Best Wishes to all for the New Year! -

Carl Herring Jr. President
Three J Productions, LLC

Saturday, January 1, 2011